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Date: Jul 16, 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.



Supply Chain Planner II

About the Role:
The Supply Chain Planner II is responsible for end-to-end supply chain management for critical Source Finished Medical Devices to support CRM and EP businesses. Planning and scheduling the demand planning activities required to meet customer needs, marketing requirements, and meet service level objectives.  In addition, he/she will support, monitor, and maintain finished goods inventory levels and system integrity.  This person will possess the skills and aptitude required to plan multiple product lines, provide cross functional supply chain support, and facilitate the SI&OP process. This person will demonstrate analytical and decision-making skills; and can work with minimal direction.


Your Responsibilities Include:
1)   Demand Planning/Scheduling
•    Review and maintain statistically generated forecasts with GSCM and Marketing. 
•    Review replenishment targets and approve changes, noting input elements resulting in change
•    Work with Global Marketing, International Demand Planning, and Country Operations groups to identify all known demand sources (customer orders, scheduling agreements, distributor shipment,

     consignment, etc.)
•    Process improvement: working across functions to improve current processes that drive increased service levels, reduced inventory, and efficient internal processes.
2)      New Product Launch Management
•    Primary Core Team Member for Supply Chain on New Product Development Teams.
•    Develop launch plans; including forecasts, inventory targets, cannibalization plans, and introduction schedules through collaboration with key stake holders.
3)      Inventory Management
•    Contribute to the development of inventory plans
•    Establish inventory targets
•    Monitor inventory performance to plan and targets
•    Management of expired, excess and obsolescence reserves
•    Allocate inventory to regions in short supply situations
4)      Supply Chain Execution
•    Support daily/weekly/monthly planning processes
•    Maintain forecasts (Marketing Handshake)
•    Manage net requirements
•    Monitor manufacturing execution (Manufacturing Handshake)
•    Provide inventory analysis
•    Proactively manage backorders
5)      Drive SI&OP Process
6)      Achieve Performance Metrics
•    Service Level/Backorder
•    Forecast Accuracy
•    Inventory
•    Finished Goods Scrap


What We're Looking For:
Required Qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s degree required.  Supply Chain related major preferred or supply chain related work experience highly preferred.
•    3+ years of related work experience in a manufacturing planning or inventory control function
•    Strong PC skills utilizing such software programs as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
•    Strong communication skills with the ability to successfully interact at all levels of the organization
•    Self-motivated independent worker
•    Performs to a high level of accuracy in all tasks
•    Highly adaptable, flexible, and willing to accept new ideas, processes, and procedures
•    Strong analytical problem-solving skills.
•    Detail oriented and organized
•    Working knowledge of DRP, MPS, and MRP
Preferred Qualification:
•    Medical Device Experience



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: 481001


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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