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Date: May 8, 2021

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific

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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.


Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist 


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.   

About the Role:  
Responsible for developing and executing category and sourcing strategies. Manage supplier relationships to meet or exceed product quality, service & cost improvement objectives. Lead a category team, made up of cross-functional partners in Supplier Quality and Supplier Engineering, to achieve category objectives. Collaborate with Divisional stakeholders to align on optimal sourcing strategies in support of source selection for New Product Development.  

Your Responsibilities 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 

  • Travel Expectation: 20% 



What We're Looking For:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree within Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, or related field 

  • 6+ years of experience in Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, or Supplier Relationship Management 


Preferred Qualifications:


  • MBA and / or Professional Certification (CPSM, CPIM, CSCP, PMP, Lean Six Sigma, etc.) 

  • Experience managing electronic components, specifically semiconductor devices / microchips / etc. 

  • Experience working in the medical device industry 


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: 477420


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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