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Supplier Quality Manager II Job

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Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific




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.




About This Role:

This role presents an exciting global leadership opportunity within the Global Supplier Quality Engineering organization.  This individual will be responsible for leading a team of Supplier Quality Engineers that have quality ownership of suppliers and the direct materials sourced across multiple BSC manufacturing sites.  GSQE are core members of multi-functional Global Sourcing Category Teams that define and execute sourcing strategies.  They take an active ownership role within the Material Controls QS sub-process, owning assessments for supplier onboarding and surveillance of the Approved Vendor List, and supporting internal and external QSM audits.   They work with BSC cross-functional partners and suppliers to resolve material related yield and quality issues, while providing quality oversight of Incoming Quality Assurance (IQA).  This individual will manage their team to efficiently and effectively execute daily activities to enable them to engage in projects including root cause problem solving, material cost reduction, and proactive continuous improvement.  All to ensure the manufacture of the highest quality and reliability medical devices on the market, while maintaining compliance to regulatory and BSC QS requirements.  You will work alongside a seasoned leadership team that provide partnerships for success.



 Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Keep the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action.
  • Lead your team through setting a clear strategy and meeting objectives
  • Foster a global culture to further BSC's world class sourcing vision
  • Coach sound, systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and resolving quality issues.
  • Lead teams and projects to successful conclusions while achieving strategic milestones.
  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Identify and initiate cross-department, cross-business unit, and/or cross-site projects. 
  • Maintain and enhance cross-functional team relationships within the divisions, plants, and distribution centers across the entire BSC network.     
  • Monitor, evaluate, and provide summary reports on project progress and results.
  • Provide project direction, coaching, and mentoring for engineering and technical team personnel.
  • Build strategic and trusting relationships through collaboration and teamwork.
  • Develop future leaders through partnerships and mentoring.
  • Influence Sr. Management on potential improvements or enhancement to the quality system and processes.
  • Monitor compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, ISO, MDR regulations).
  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of area budget.
  • Provide appropriate issue oversight, risk evaluation, and action to mitigate impact to Boston Scientific 



What We're Looking For In You:

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or Science discipline
  • 10+ years of related work experience in the regulated medical device industry
  • 5+ years of experience managing people, with a passion for leading people
  • Someone who understands how to get the day to day tasks completed efficiently to make time for individuals to develop professionally and personally, and to engage in projects that drive their passion(s)
  • Someone that thinks practically and understands the balancing of risk to effort
  • A strong communicator (written and verbal) who can effectively communicate up, down, and across a global organization.
  • Proven mind set of proactive continuous improvement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience within a quality function, preferably supplier quality
  • A working knowledge of Medical Device regulations, specifically Material Controls Quality System requirements
  • A working knowledge of the CAPA process
  • ASQ certification or Lead Assessor certification is a plus




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: 450572


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