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Sr. Global Supply Chain Planner - Hybrid Job

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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Arden Hills, MN, United States, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific

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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.

Sr. Global Supply Chain Planner


About the Role:


The Sr. Global Supply Chain Planner is responsible for planning and scheduling the demand planning activities required to meet customer needs, marketing requirements, and meet service level objectives. They will support, monitor, and maintain finished goods inventory levels and system integrity. This person will possess the skills and aptitude required to plan multiple product lines, provide cross-functional supply chain support, and facilitate the SI&OP process. This person will demonstrate a high-level of analytical and decision-making skills and can work autonomously.


Your responsibilities include:


1)   Demand Planning/Scheduling

  • Review and maintain statistically generated forecasts with GSCM and Marketing. 
  • Review replenishment targets and approve changes, noting input elements resulting in change
  • Work with Global Marketing, International Demand Planning, and Country Operations groups to identify all known demand sources (customer orders, scheduling agreements, distributor shipment, consignment, etc.)
  • Process improvement: working across functions to improve current processes that drive increased service levels, reduced inventory, and efficient internal processes.


2)      New Product Launch Management

  • Primary Core Team Member for Supply Chain on New Product Development Teams.
  • Develop launch plans, including forecasts, inventory targets, cannibalization plans, and introduction schedules through collaboration with key stake holders.


3)      Inventory Management

  • Contribute to the development of inventory plans
  • Establish inventory targets
  • Monitor inventory performance to plan and targets
  • Management of expired, excess and obsolescence reserves
  • Allocate inventory to regions in short supply situations


4)      Supply Chain Execution

  • Support daily/weekly/monthly planning processes
  • Maintain global forecasts (Marketing Handshake)
  • Manage net requirements
  • Monitor manufacturing execution (Manufacturing Handshake)
  • Provide inventory analysis
  • Proactively manage backorders


5)      Drive SI&OP Process

6)      Achieve Performance Metrics

  • Service Level/Backorder
  • Forecast Accuracy
  • Inventory
  • Finished Goods Scrap

Required Qualifications:


  • Four-year degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Materials Management, or related field/equivalent work experience
  • 6 + years’ experience in demand planning, supply planning, manufacturing planning or inventory control functions
  • Very strong skills utilizing software programs as Excel, Teams, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to successfully interact at all levels of the organization
  • Self-motivated independent worker
  • Performs to a high level of accuracy in all tasks
  • Highly adaptable, flexible, and willing to accept new ideas, processes, and procedures
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Working knowledge of DRP, MPS, and MRP



Requisition ID: 513058


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.


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