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Date: Sep 1, 2021

Location: Cork, C, IE

Company: Boston Scientific

Job Function: Manufacturing & Operations
Status: Permanent


More than the opportunity of a lifetime......the opportunity to improve lives 


For more than 30 years, Boston Scientific has advanced the practice of less-invasive medicine.  The Company's products help physicians and other medical professionals improve their patients' quality of life by providing alternatives to surgery.

Due to continued expansion of our operations, we are seeking applications from a suitably qualified and experienced Supplier Engineer.


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.


A Permanent Supplier Engineer role (Hybrid working model) is open for applications in the Material Value Improvement stream as part of our Supplier Engineering team in Cork- a Shingo award winning manufacturing facility.

The Supplier Engineering team are responsible for aspects of supplier selection. Our team plays a lead role in partnering with best in industry suppliers globally to provide materials, products, innovation, and services that drive competitive advantage for Boston Scientific.

New Product Development, Material Qualification and Continuous Improvement are the key streams of focus for the team across all purchased commodities in Boston Scientific.

The Supplier Engineering Team is also responsible for the technical leadership & support within the supply chain and achieving year-on-year material cost reduction targets.

The successful candidate will join our high performing team and will be integral in ensuring our innovative products continue to positively impacting patient lives.

This is a role that will challenge you but also offer significant personal development with advancement opportunities.


 Key Responsibilities:

  • Proactively identify and drive Materials Value Improvement Projects (MVIP’s) with suppliers at all Tiers in the supply chain. Takes into consideration the impact of design requirements on the supplier process and overall component cost impact.
  • Use of Lean methodology and Continuous improvement tools to discover and assess cost reduction opportunities
  • Assess value and financial impact for new business opportunities and value add engineering projects
  • Manage and support the identification and development of new or existing supply sources with Global Sourcing colleagues.  Collaborates with other BSC cross functional resources in identifying insourcing/outsourcing opportunities
  • Interfaces with suppliers to understand component/material processes and technical considerations. Partners with key suppliers to create efficiencies and value.
  • Drives Continuous Improvement of Quality & Quality Systems, Service Capability and Total Cost of Ownership throughout the Supply Chain.
  • Supports investigation of Material Quality issues as they arise. Works with Quality
  • Procurement & Value Streams to resolve technical challenges.
  • Identify and escalate with proposed solutions unresolved obstacles to the success of the project.
  • Promotes the Quality System within the Supply Base.
  • Identifies Design Outputs, control mechanisms, and completes Material Qualification.
  • Ensures that adequate Corrective Actions are identified, implemented and controlled by Suppliers
  • Contributes to the development, maintenance and improvement of Supplier Management Policies and Procedures and provide guidance to other functional areas on same
  • Communicates effectively with all Internal & External Stakeholders.


Educational Requirements:

  • In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.
  • Strong communicator with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • A demonstrated track record in Project Management Skills
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment (Automotive, Medical Devices or Pharmaceutical)
  • Level 8 qualification in a relevant Engineering or Science discipline.
  • Supply Chain Project Management Experience
  • Teamwork & collaboration is a key competency for this role.
  • Ideally experience of working in a regulated environment


Boston Scientific is an equal opportunities employer



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