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Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: Dorado, PR, PR, 00646

Company: Boston Scientific

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


Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist 

At Boston Scientific, our products and technologies are used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions including heart, digestive, pulmonary, vascular, urological, pelvic health, and chronic pain conditions.  We are a leading innovator of medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world.  We continue to innovate in key areas and are extending our innovations into new geographies and high-growth adjacency markets.

Purpose Statement

<span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Developing and executing optimal Procurement & Sourcing strategies through the selection, development and management of supplier relationships. Drive procurement/supplier initiatives to meet overall supply requirements whilst implementing sustainable cost reduction & service improvements

Key Responsibilities

    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Develop and lead the implemented of Procurement & Sourcing Strategies, resulting in a strong supply base that continuously creates a sustainable competitive advantage.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Develop Annual Sourcing Business Plans that will reflect year-over-year cost reductions, quality enhancements and overall continuous improvement.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Provides strategic influence while building value-adding relationships with key suppliers and internal customer groups by applying advanced knowledge of purchasing principles, practices, tools and technology.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Drives best practices in the site in support of becoming a World Class Sourcing Organizations
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Strives to be a trusting, reliable, credible and insightful advisor to BSC stakeholders
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Committed to continuous improvement across Indirect Sourcing processes
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Develop, implement and manage processes for supply-related problem resolution.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Collaborates with the site to identify spend reduction opportunities with Indirect Suppliers
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Works closely with stakeholders to conduct sourcing processes & RFPs according to BSC policies.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Ensures stakeholders and suppliers comply with BSC sourcing procedures and policies.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Leverages spend with South Region and Global Team sourcing for BSC
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Ensure contract management tools are used that will drive best in class supply management processes with Indirect suppliers
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Segments indirect suppliers into strategic, preferred and standard suppliers
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Identifies and works closely with Vendor Engineering, Buyers, and Procurement Manager, Global Sourcing and individuals from other divisions/plants to identifying and executing Cost Reduction opportunities.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Optimize the sourcing and procurement processes with the use of E-Sourcing and Reverse Auctions Tools. They will benchmark best practices externally & internally and apply Lean concepts, supported by analytics, to design and implement optimally effective processes. 
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Reviews, assesses and maintains a base line costing model for the key spend items in each commodity that is aligned with the strategic direction of the function or commodity and continually identifies and refreshes the model based on market dynamics.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Supports the creation, approval, and implementation of new company-wide policies. Works with Management to implement trending, monitoring and enforcement mechanisms.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Identifies, implements, and supports enabling technologies throughout the entire requisition to payment process.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Leads contract negotiations, contract management, and vendor management activities such as strategic reviews and site visits.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Introduces new technology, new materials and/or new suppliers to BSC. Identifies “best in class” suppliers.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Conduct Strategic Business Reviews with Key suppliers
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Evaluate in-sourcing / outsourcing opportunities.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Optimize the number of suppliers on the AVL
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Identify opportunities to mitigate or reduce against risk in the supply chain.
    • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Develop Annual Sourcing Business Plans that will reflect year-over-year cost reductions, quality enhancements and overall continuous improvement.

    • Experience & Educational Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">MBA degree preferred
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Minimum of 5 years Strategic Procurement (Sourcing) and Supplier Relationship Management
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Proven quantitative abilities e.g. cost modeling, data analysis 
    • Experience managing optimal supplier contracts and negotiating value improvements
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Medical Device or experience in a regulated industry is preferred
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Experience sourcing metals parts
      <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Experience working with acquisitions integration projects
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Fully Bilingual

Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) transforms lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world.  As a global medical technology leader for more than 30 years, we advance science for life by providing a broad range of high performance solutions that address unmet patient needs and reduce the cost of healthcare.  For more information, visit us at www.bostonscientific.com
Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



About us

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


Requisition ID: 471612


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