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Sr. Production Supervisor - 1st Shift

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Locations: US-MN-Minneapolis

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.


Boston Scientific in Arden Hills, MN is looking for a Sr. Production Supervisor (1st shift) to join their team. The core hours of this shift are: 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Production Supervisor will lead a diverse team of direct labor employees in safely producing high quality medical devices and equipment for the customer – directly impacting patients’ lives around the world. In this role, you will have the opportunity to grow your leadership skills as you lead, coach, and mentor the production and support team personnel creating a culture of engagement and continuous improvement. In addition to daily execution of line performance with project leadership and change management, you will ensure your team meets safety, quality, service and cost goals.


Boston Scientific offers you the ability to work for a leading medical device manufacturer in a wonderful facility and environment. We offer competitive compensation and benefits with a variety of opportunities for growth and development. If you have a passion for leading and developing teams and obtaining visible results, this could be a great role for you. Come join us in Advancing Science for Life!


Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Produce high quality products, safely, on time for the customer at the lowest cost
  • Facilitate and partner with a cross functional production team of production, quality and manufacturing engineering team members to achieve annual safety, quality, service and cost goals while maintaining a high engagement & high-performance culture
  • Identify customer requirements to deliver the right products at the right time
  • Be responsive & flexible to customer demands
  • Achieve & exceed product cost goals
  • Support new product development readiness activities for the line team
    Manufacture products to the highest quality standards and ensure compliance to all Boston Scientific policies and regulations
  • Promote safety, quality & compliance among the team while maintaining Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Foster teamwork and enable a culture of Operational Excellence throughout the entire cross-functional team
  • Ensure effective two-way communication between the production line team and cross-functional support teams
  • Manage, motivate, develop, and involve product builders through coaching and performance management 
  • Embed the company values through demonstration & recognition of individual & team behaviors
  • Utilize production area planning tools to ensure all resources are in place to achieve team commitments such as Direct Labor Staffing, Equipment Capacity, Support Team, and Space
  • Ensure product builder training is effective & efficient and maintain training versatility across entire team
  • Utilize leader standard work to ensure lines are meeting standards and escalate appropriately
  • Lead & create team engagement around continuous improvement goals for safety, quality, service, cost and space through the utilization of lean and operational excellence tools and best practices
  • Benchmark and share best practices
  • Partner with materials management team for build planning and material delivery systems and tools 
  • Analyze build plan requirements and provide forward looking monthly production commitments
  • Anticipate requirements and position resources to meet & exceed the customer needs
  • Provide appropriate input into the long-term planning of the production area


Expected Activity Profile:

  • Production Area Planning
  • Produce high quality products on time for the customer at the lowest cost
  • Manage the production team and cross-functional team priorities
  • Lead and create engagement around continuous improvement throughout the entire team
  • Lead the cross-functional team in achieving a high engagement and high-performance culture


What We're Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of supervisor/management experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Solid computer skills required including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated Lean tools/systems experience 
  • Able to support and lead a production team working 1st shift hours (6:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a regulated environment
  • Medical device industry experience
  • Ability to be flexible and agile
  • Ability to be a self-starter




Requisition ID: 554035


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!

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Medical Device, Industrial, Production Manager, Facilities, Manufacturing Engineer, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering

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