Senior Sourcing Specialist

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.                

About The Role:
The Sr Strategic Sourcing Specialist supports all Boston Scientific manufacturing sites and divisions in developing and executing category and sourcing strategies for Catalog Chemicals to meet and exceed product quality, while achieving service and cost improvement targets. The incumbent will lead a global category team of cross-functional partners in Supplier Quality, Supplier Engineering and Materials Management to achieve objectives and collaborate with divisional stakeholders to align on optimal sourcing strategies for New Product Development.  This role will foster an environment of continuous improvement that supports Boston Scientific’s quality policy, quality system, and applicable regulations. 
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing category strategies that result in a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Managing strategic supplier relationships in line with company and category expectations
  • Negotiating and executing contracts that deliver the best outcomes for Boston Scientific 
  • Driving sustained value improvement related to quality, service, and cost 
  • Defining technology roadmaps to align with long-term product and patient needs
  • Collaborating with supplier engineering teams to build a pipeline of Value Improvement Projects
  • Gathering and analyzing market intelligence to identify and report on supplier risks, trends, etc.; work with stakeholders to execute mitigation plans
  • Providing source selection recommendations for new products to align with category strategies
  • Driving supplier involvement with R&D to achieve development objectives, timelines and reduce costs
  • Facilitating supplier negotiations, business reviews and on-site assessments
  • Leading and supporting business process improvement projects 
  • Providing support to site materials teams as required

Required qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or a related field 
  • Minimum 3yrs experience in sourcing, supply chain management or supplier relationship management 
  • Experience with MS Office Excel and other applications (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, MS Project etc.) 
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

 Preferred qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree or professional certification (i.e. CPSM, CPIM, CSCP, PMP, Lean Six Sigma, etc.) 
  • Experience working in medical device or similar regulated industry
  • Experience sourcing for a dynamic category of products
  • Strong decision-making and negotiation skills, ability to influence internal and external teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate effectively with individuals on all levels
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills; ability to multi-task and prioritize competing responsibilities 
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with cross-functional teams to complete projects 
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills: process and results-oriented


Requisition ID: 573154

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a prohibited substance free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

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