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Global Supply Chain Planning Director EMEA

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): 

Kerkrade, NL

Additional Locations: Netherlands-Kerkrade; Netherlands-Eindhoven; Netherlands-Maastricht

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.


About the Role: 
At Boston Scientific our vision is to create an inclusive culture that is passionate about attracting, developing, and retaining the best team to deliver innovative medical solutions. We believe in embracing our increasingly multicultural world and providing an inclusive environment where differences are valued and contribute to a greater good. 


The Global Supply Chain Planning Director for EMEA is responsible for demand planning, inventory planning, collaboration with supply planning partners, and overall supply chain performance across all our businesses in the regions of Europe, Middle East and Africa.  The Global Supply Chain Planning Director leads and manages a team that identifies new opportunities for supply chain performance improvements and determines the supply chain strategies which will result in world-class supply chain performance in those regions. The role requires strong collaboration with regional and global stakeholders and leadership across various functions in support of supply chain and overall business goals. 


Your Responsibilities Include: 

  • Orchestrate the monthly SI&OP process ensuring correct planning and coordination through all phases of the process;
  • Act as key member of regional leadership team responsible for service level, inventory levels, and overall coordination of supply chain; 
  • Manage inventory to an optimum level ensuring profitable revenue capture and growth for the business without service level interruptions; 
  • Monitor performance partnering with supply side leaders through distribution channels to customers and address opportunities for improvement; 
  • Achieve regional Performance Metric goals/objectives (Service Level, Backorders, Forecast Accuracy and Bias, Days Inventory on Hand, FG Scrap, EE&O); 
  • Understand and support regional supply chain strategy development and execution ensuring regional growth opportunities are fully supported;
  • Provide strategic leadership and work direction to Global Supply Chain Managers, Supply Chain Planners, and Analysts;
  • Also, as a member of the regional leadership team, support new product launches and ensure inventory builds are appropriate given the launch assumptions and risks.  Define pre-launch inventory objectives for the region as well as the launch sequencing.  Communicate launch strategy to supply chain community;
  • Challenge the organization to strive for continuous improvement including cross functional work on Value Improvement Projects; 
  • Support adoption and execution of active product portfolio management delivering a robust process and reduced supply chain complexity; 
  • Understand and support the group in managing regulatory environment and implications on supply chain strategy and execution;
  • Fully support BSC Quality Objectives;
  • Monitor supply chain performance (i.e., physical flow, allocation, master data, and intervene as required to ensure optimal performance);
  • Provide support and leadership on our End-to-End Supply Chain Improvement strategy including improving our collaboration across BSCs as well as innovations to improve our planning capabilities including advanced analytics, supply chain visibility, and autonomous planning. 


Management Requirements:

  • Foster a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives;
  • Will lead a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals.  Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports, and if applicable, drive those practices throughout their organization; 
  • May direct and control the activities and budget of one or more functional areas;
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g., federal/country, and regulatory requirements).  


What We’re Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or Engineering;
  • Fifteen plus years of Supply Chain and/or Materials Management experience with at least five years in manager role; 
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience leading and developing team members;
  • Solid grasp of the medical device industry with a working knowledge of quality systems and regulatory environment;
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to successfully interact at all levels of the organization;
  • Excellent facilitation/communication skills;
  • Self-motivated, independent worker;
  • Direct experience in a global business. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or Engineering;
  • Experience utilizing SAP and Advanced Planning systems;
  • APICS certifications a plus.



Requisition ID: 554655


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!

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