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Senior 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: 528946
  • 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 

Performs senior-level Production Planning and Supplier Management activities to support the Cork Operations. Delivers best practices that support a large scale SI&OP process and a complex purchasing portfolio and leads a team to deliver operational excellence.


Key Responsibilities

  • Drive Sales Inventory and Operations Planning for the site to support service and cost performance.
  • Utilise existing MRP and demand planning systems to develop an effective data-based planning & purchasing platform.
  • Motivate and develop a team to support end to end supply chain management and develop key skill sets within the team.
  • Establish programs and processes to deliver year on year improvements in service, cost and inventory performance.
  • Develop strategic working relationships across all elements of supply chain (Global Supply Chain, Global Sourcing, Operations, Distribution, Suppliers etc).
  • Complete high-level analysis of critical supply chain events, using data to influence senior leadership team.
  • Communicate with clarity and establish a strong voice of the customer across the site.
  • Foster a culture of Continuous Improvement to support site lean initiatives.
  • Driving long term capacity & supply plans for all products.
  • Provide leadership on New Product Launch Strategies and Introduction.
  • Managing Material Supply to ensure Manufacturing commitments are achieved as well as Corporate and Plant objectives. Providing timely and appropriate Material availability information to internal customers.
  • Support annual site budget process determining volumes for Finished Goods and Raw to support Earnings, Headcount and Purchase costs
  • Lead analysis of Excess, Expired and Obsolescence in accordance with Financial process
  • Act as Purchasing SME (both Quality and Financial) to support internal and external audit and compliance requirements.


Qualifications & Experience


  • Third level qualification such as a Business Degree in Supply Chain or related field is required.
  • Subject Matter Expert Knowledge in SAP and MRP Systems
  • Subject Matter Expert Knowledge in Rapid Response (Kinaxis)
  • Experience of leading Sales and Operations Planning
  • Strong Communication Skills with ability to influence broadly.
  • Knowledge of End to End Supply Chain
  • NPI / Integration Experience.


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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