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Senior Buyer/Planner

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:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Clonmel, IE

Additional Locations:  N/A

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.


Responsible for obtaining materials, components, and equipment. Determines material requirements from engineering and production schedules, and maintains inventory at planned levels. Plans, schedules, and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle. Evaluates vendor reliability, develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate. Monitors cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value. Develops specifications for new contract orders.


  • Evaluates and selects suppliers based upon assessment of their quality system and capabilities.
  • Manages component supply and inventory levels for product line(s), planning and purchasing for material requirements and ensuring flow of materials to the production floor.
  • Understands and communicates component specifications to suppliers, including the ability to read drawings to determine dimensions, tolerances, and Incoming Quality Control (IQC) points.
  • Develops and enhances relationships with strategic supplier/partners. Serves as primary contact and fosters positive and mutually beneficial relationship with suppliers.
  • Coordinates early supplier involvement in product development and purchases the required materials to support product development and product launches.
  • Actively works and supports the development of new technologies and supplier capabilities.
  • Ensures that Confidentiality Agreements and necessary contracts are established with suppliers.
  • Supports product development goals in the components, materials and suppliers area.
  • Manages the implementation of suppliers (including ensuring the completion of appropriate first articles and validations)


  • Must have a Level 8 degree in related field (Business, Supply Chain or other).
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar buyer/planner role within a manufacturing environment
  • Buyer/Planner experience in an Electronics/Healthcare manufacturing industry an advantage
  • APICS qualification (or studying towards) an advantage.
  • SAP experience essential, S4Hana highly advantageous.
  • Advanced Excel skills essential.
  • Data analytics an advantage.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to plan strategically across production.



Requisition ID: 559430


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!

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