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Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Hybrid in MN or MA or Remote)

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:  Remote in Country
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Locations: US-MA-Marlborough

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.


The Global Sourcing Mission at BSC: Partner ​with best-in-industry suppliers ​to provide materials, products, innovation, and services that drive a ​competitive advantage ​for Boston Scientific. Come join our sourcing team to help us fulfill this mission and advance science for life!


The Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for developing and executing category and sourcing strategies for PCBAs and commercial-off-the-shelf, managing supplier relationships that meet and exceed product quality, and achieving service and cost improvement targets. The individual in this role will also lead a category team, made up of cross-functional partners in Supplier Quality and Supplier Engineering, to achieve category objectives and collaborate with Divisional stakeholders to align on optimal sourcing strategies for New Product Development. Our ideal candidate has exceptional negotiation skills, is passionate about product quality, has a proven track record of reducing costs and improving delivery times, expertise managing multiple contracts, and enjoys cross-functional and multi-division collaboration.   


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 / patient needs. 
  • Collaborating with Supplier Engineering to develop should-cost models. 
  • Gathering and analyzing market intelligence and reporting on trends, risks, etc.   
  • Identifying market/sourcing risks and working 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 costs. 
  • Attending on-site supplier visits for assessments, negotiations, business reviews, etc. 
  • Facilitating the identification and evaluation of new materials or technologies. 
  • Identifying and rationalizing insourcing vs outsourcing opportunities. 
  • Supporting or leading business process improvement projects 
  • Providing support to Site Purchasing Teams as required. 
  • Establishing a work environment of continuous improvement that supports Boston Scientific’s Quality Policy, Quality System, and applicable regulations. 
  • Facilitating supplier business reviews 


Required Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, or related field 
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, or Supplier Relationship Management 
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • MBA and / or Professional Certification (CPSM, CPIM, CSCP, PMP, Lean Six Sigma, etc.) 
  • Electronics experience preferred
  • Experience working in the medical device industry 



Requisition ID: 555022


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: Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Manager, Business Process, Medical Device, Operations, Healthcare, Management

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