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Supply Chain Planner II - Electrophysiology USA/Canada/Costa Rica

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Location(s): Canada-ON-Mississauga; Costa Rica-Heredia

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.                

Supply Chain Planner II - Electrophysiology

Position Locations:
Arden Hills, MN, 
Mississauga, Canada, Heredia and Cartago, Costa Rica

About the Role:

At Boston Scientific, the Supply Chain Planner will be responsible for demand planning activities needed to meet customer needs and market requirements as measured by key performance indicators for service level, backorder, and inventory targets. In addition, he/she will plan, monitor, and maintain finished good inventory levels and related ERP system data integrity. They will possess the skills and aptitude required to plan product lines and provide cross functional supply chain support to key stakeholders in Marketing, Country Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Distribution and Service Teams. They will demonstrate a high level of analytical and execution skills and will build & maintain a network of relationships to facilitate completion of tasks and meeting of objectives. 

Your Responsibilities Include:

1)   Demand Planning

  • Review statistically generated forecasts with Marketing and Global Supply Chain team and contributes to consensus forecast creation.
  • Review Multi-Echelon Inventory Safety stock targets and approve changes, noting input elements resulting in change.
  • Work with Global Marketing, Country Demand Planning, and Country Operations groups to identify all known demand sources (customer orders, scheduling agreements, distributor shipment, consignment, etc.)
  • Maintain forecasts by meeting monthly with Product Managers reviewing past performance and future forecast.
  • Review manufacturing site transfer ramp up and ramp down plans to ensure inventory availability and minimization of excess and scrap.

2)      New Product Launch Management

  • Primary or backup Core Team Member for Supply Chain on New Product Development Team
  • Develop launch plans, including forecasts, inventory targets, cannibalization plans, and introduction schedules with support from supply chain team members.
  • Execute launch workbooks and prepare distribution chain for product launch.
  • Collaborate with site specific NPI teams to ensure integrity of launch timelines.

3)      Inventory Management

  • Contribute to the development of inventory plans.
  • Establish inventory targets (MEIO)
  • Monitor inventory performance to plan and targets.
  • Management of expired, excess and obsolescence reserves
  • Allocate inventory to regions in short supply situations.
  • Forecast inventory units and dollars per distribution center accurately to provide visibility to leadership.

4)      Supply Chain Execution

  • Support daily/weekly/monthly planning processes utilizing Rapid Response (Advanced Planning System)
  • Manage global demand signal for manufacturing (net requirements)
  • Monitor manufacturing execution (Schedule Adherence)
  • Provide inventory analysis.
  • Proactively manage service level exceptions and backorders
  • Support weekly schedule adherence exercise with manufacturing sites to ensure mix/volume adjustments are triggered in a timely manner.

5)      Contribute to monthly Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SI&OP) Process

  • Review demand & supply balance. Provide input if balance is not adequate.
  • Lead demand management portion of SI&OP through data driven storytelling.

6)      Achieve Performance Metrics

  • Service Level & Backorder
  • Forecast Accuracy
  • Schedule Adherence
  • Inventory Projections
  • EE&O


 What We’re Looking For:

Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering, Supply Chain Materials Management, or related field.
  • 3 + years’ experience in a manufacturing planning, inventory control function, or demand forecasting function.
  • Extremely strong PC skills utilizing such software programs as Excel, and relational databases.
  • Communication skills with the ability to successfully interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Self-motivated independent worker
  • Detail oriented and organized, performs to a high degree of accuracy in all tasks.
  • Adaptable, flexible, and willing to accept new ideas, processes, and procedures.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of DRP, MRP, and MPS
  • Ability for data driven story telling that supports context on changing market conditions and its impact to operations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • APICS certification – CPIM or CSCP
  • Experience utilizing SAP or other ERP systems.
  • Experience utilizing Rapid Response or other Advance Planning systems.
  • JIT experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Continuous improvement experience including Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing

Requisition ID: 583546

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 prohibited substance 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.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Demand Planner, Electrophysiology, Lean Six Sigma, Supply, Operations, Healthcare, Management

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