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Buyer/Planner Job

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): 

Cork, IE

  • Location: Cork
  • Req Number: 528472
  • Contract type: Permanent


At Boston Scientific, we draw the strength from the unique talents and abilities inherent in a diverse workforce and we believe that the best and most innovative products come from an inclusive workplace where varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team for a confidential discussion.


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.

Purpose Statement


Join a Supply Chain Team for the Future!

Become part of a dynamic and innovative end to end supply chain team within BSC.

Learn best in class supply chain planning and purchasing models that will deliver life changing devices to our customers.  Strive for high performance across key Supply Chain Metrics in Quality/Service/Cost.

Become a leader of our Sales Inventory & Operations Planning cycle with responsibility for global divisional collaboration to drive strategic investment decisions.

Learn how to integrate and deploy complex new products into our business and work with a global supply base on delivery excellence.



Key Responsibilities



  • Develop / lead the implementation of site planning and purchasing activities to support an agile end to end supply chain that contributes to best in class supply chain performance for the BSC network.
  • Lead the local Sales Inventory & Operations Planning (SI&OP) process for individual business units, and co-ordinates primary decision making relating to capacity and supply.
  • Utilise and leverage end to end supply chain planning platforms to ensure data based decision making for key business investment decisions.
  • Maintain a comprehensive purchasing system and support tactical purchasing requirements for a cross section of raw materials.
  • Engage with suppliers on various inventory and delivery management programs to maintain a balanced supply to operations.
  • Drive a continuous improvement focus relating to Material Requirements Planning and supplier engagement.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to support global supplier evaluation and selection. 
  • Provide supply chain SME guidance on New Product Development and Integration activity to ensure primay goals of Quality, Service and Cost are achieved.
  • Interface and partner with core functions such as operations, quality, engineering, and process development to support new product integeration and drive operation excellence  in day to day business.



Education & Experience Requirements


  • Level 8 qualification in a Business/Purchasing or related field is required.
  • APICS / IIPMM or equivalent certification an advantage.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in a similar Supply Chain role.
  • Competency in Microsoft PC Applications. Working knowledge of SAP.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with minimum supervision.



About us


Purpose and Passion – Comprehensive Benefits – Life-Work Integration – 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 lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose – improving lives through your life’s work.


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

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