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Principal Global Sourcing Specialist 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, Galway, Arden Hills, Maple Grove
  • Req Number: 536162 
  • 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:

Responsible for developing and executing optimal Category & Sourcing strategies for the Plastics, Resins and Chemicals team. Establish & enhance Supplier relationships to drive sourcing & supplier initiatives to meet or exceed product quality, service & deliver sustainable cost reductions, whilst reducing or mitigating risk in the Supply Chain. Responsible for collaborating with internal stakeholders and aligning on optimal sourcing strategies to develop and implement one common Category Strategy for the assigned category. Responsible for developing a Supplier Database that identifies and categorizes potential suppliers by commodity and region to increase the value proposition and reduce TCO.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies in key sourcing categories that results in a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Gathers Market Intelligence and trends for the Categories and Sub-Categories.
  • Identifies risks within the Category and works closely with stakeholders to eliminate or take mitigating actions for strategic risks.
  • Analyses data and develops tools to manage the Category, including should-cost models, COGS models, etc.
  • Identifies all suitable suppliers per Category and region per sample RFQ and develops comprehensive supplier knowledge & database.
  • Identifies insourcing and outsourcing opportunities.
  • Guide respective internal leads through a holistic & systematic category approach to material & supplier selection and management.
  • Promotes and works towards balanced continuous (year-on-year) value improvement for all aspects of quality, service and cost with assigned supply base. Manages supplier performance and identifies Value Improvement Program's to improve TCO accordingly.
  • Ensures optimal balance between collaborative engagement and competitive pressure with supply base to ensure maximum value is realized, including negotiation o value improvements and optimal supplier contracts.
  • Manages strategic supplier relationships in line with the Category Strategy and understands the strategic differentiators for each supplier.
  • Owns annual budget process for assigned suppliers as well as crisis or systematic issue resolution.
  • Establish early involvement to achieve development performance goals, support project timelines, and manage product cost.
  • Experience with acquisition integration and chemicals preferred

 

Education & Experience:

 

  • Level 8 Bachelor’s degree required, Engineering degree preferred and/or technical experience with Injection Molding.
  • Minimum of 6 years Strategic Procurement (Sourcing) and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Acquisitions and/or Injection Molding experience preferred.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Medical Device experience is preferred.

 

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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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