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Date: Mar 3, 2019

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: (n/a)



Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


Sourcing Specialist I (Operational)


About The Role:


The Sourcing Specialist (Operational) will drive end-to-end execution of sourcing events for operational spend (e.g. spend between $50K - $250K). Indirect Goods and Services and provide excellent customer service to the supported Businesses, Sites, and Regions. The Sourcing Specialist (Operational) reports to the Regional Manager Sourcing (Operational).


Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Execute sourcing events from end to end, including:
    • Price negotiations
    • Vendor quote tracking
    • Supplier selection
    • Contract review and approval
  • Supports and drives the stakeholder alignment:
    • Supports the stakeholder identification
    • Engages and ensures input from the stakeholders throughout the sourcing process
  • Supports Sourcing Managers in the strategic planning and project sourcing execution process:
    • Set up requirements for data analysis, identify the right sources of information and sets up the channels to get the right information to the right person
    • Coordinate the analytics of internal and external data and e-sourcing support
    • Support development of Go-To-Market and negotiation strategies
    • Provide support during the supplier screening and supplier selection process.
    • Performs supplier analysis, including supplier financials and capabilities using available and defined sources of information
  • Performs Sourcing and Category Management activities for projects with limited complexity:
    • Executes end-to-end sourcing projects for less complex categories (in alignment with the Global Manager Sourcing)
  • Manage open purchase orders and timely receipt and invoicing of goods and services
  • Partner with suppliers and stakeholders to purchase goods and services at an optimal price concurrent with maintaining Boston Scientific Quality standards
  • Defines and prepares sourcing event documentation inclusive of requirements, specifications, and inputs
  • Support suppliers and the organization throughout the process by resolving inquiries and disputes
  • Adhere to company policies, Procurement, Finance, Quality, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and all Corporate policies
  • Ensure compliance with the Boston Scientific Quality System and Approved Vendor List
  • Partner with Receiving, Accounts Payable and others as necessary to resolve goods receipts, invoice errors, or other related issues
  • Analyze frequent spend and develop recommendations for improvement in cost and process
  • Responsible for achieving annual cost savings and value contribution targets
  • Negotiate favorable payment terms with suppliers
  • Other Ad hoc or recurring assignments as the needs of stakeholders evolve


The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable with frequent change and ambiguity in a matrix organization
  • Analytical decision making; problem solver
  • Ability to deliver against targets and objectives


What We're Looking For:


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 1-3 years of progressive experience in finance or purchasing
  • Working knowledge of procurement practices
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • MS Excel and PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications

  • Medical Device Industry knowledge or experience
  • Contracts Management
  • Advanced SAP user
  • Advanced MS Excel
  • Analytical skills



About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 441458


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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