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Senior Sourcing Specialist - Electronics

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Location(s):  N/A

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 Global Sourcing Mission at Boston Scientific: Partner ​with best-in-industry suppliers ​to provide materials, products, innovation, and services that drive a ​competitive advantage ​for Boston Scientific.  Join our sourcing team to help us fulfill this mission and advance science for life!
The Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for developing and executing category and sourcing strategies for Electronic categories that meet and exceed product quality and achieving service and cost improvement targets. The incumbent will lead a category team of cross-functional partners in Supplier Quality and Supplier Engineering to achieve objectives and collaborate with divisional stakeholders to align on optimal sourcing strategies for New Product Development, while fostering 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 year-over-year value improvement related to quality, service, and cost
  • Defining technology roadmaps that align with long-term product and patient needs
  • Collaborating with Supplier Engineering to develop should-cost models
  • Gathering and analyzing market intelligence to report on trends, risks, etc
  • Identifying market and sourcing risks; work with stakeholders to define and execute mitigation plans
  • Providing source selection recommendations for new products that align with the category strategy
  • Driving early supplier involvement with R&D to achieve development objectives, timelines, and reduce costs
  • Facilitating supplier business reviews; attend on-site supplier visits for assessments, negotiations, business reviews, etc.
  • Facilitating the identification and evaluation of new materials and technologies
  • Identifying and rationalizing insourcing vs. outsourcing opportunities
  • Supporting or leading business process improvement projects 
  • Providing support to site purchasing teams as required

Required qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or a related field 
  • Minimum 4 yrs of experience in Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, or Supplier Relationship Management 
  • Proficient 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 sourcing for electronic components or medical devices
  • Experience working in medical device or similar regulated industry
  • Strong decision-making and negotiation skills, ability to influence internal and external teams
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with cross-functional teams to complete projects 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate effectively with individuals on all levels
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills: process and results-oriented
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills; ability to multi-task and prioritize competing responsibilities effectively

Requisition ID: 565265

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 drug-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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