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Date: May 16, 2019

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

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.


About the Role:

The Buyer I is responsible for supporting manufacturing by procuring raw materials, capital equipment, tooling, OEM, services, etc. in sufficient quantities to provide for a 100% customer service level while achieving the targeted inventory turn objective.  Procuring raw materials at a continually more competitive total cost, while shrinking the supplier base, bringing new technology into the organization and building a professional partnership with suppliers that will be mutually beneficial to both parties.  Additionally, the Buyer/Planner I is responsible to thoroughly understand the commodities they support, to give the organization a competitive advantage.

Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Materials Administration: Generates, adjusts and expedites purchase orders based on MRP (material requirements planning) along with pertinent information being used to run the business that may be more current, i.e. schedule adherence, SOP, COP; Generates buy action based on authorized spending amount; Coordinates with the Supply Network Planners to maintain optimal service levels and determine the proper priorities for material support; Tracks and monitors purchase orders, keeping informed of any problems/delays and communicates any impacts/constraints to the Supply Network Planner, manufacturing manager/supervisor or engineering discipline impacted by the change; Supports material needs for the product development process to ensure BSC’s competitive first to market strategy; Coordinates subcontracted materials; Sets-up and maintains kanban materials; Generates on-going cost savings documented through the VIP Process; Participates in the PDP (Product Development Process) for sourcing material; Handles the less complex commodities and/or responsibilities.
  • Supplier Management: Monitors and communicates quality and delivery performance to the supplier; Obtains bids to promote a competitive environment (locates, interviews, analyzes and evaluates vendor capabilities to select suppliers, partners with suppliers to maximize the best use of company funds.); Responsible to resolve vendor related problems (works closely with vendors to assure a positive and professional relationship always establishing and maintaining open lines of communication.); Secures awareness of market trends by obtaining price and availability forecast, recognizing market opportunities by identifying alternative sources to ensure price containment or reduction; Controls assets at vendors, disposing of obsolete assets and monitoring the age of others.
  • Total Quality: Adheres to CGMP and FDA requirements; Reviews and approves all raw material document change orders; Maintains accurate purchasing master data, AVL, info record, etc.
  • Inventory Management: Allocates inventory to other divisions as defined by the special procurement key; Manages the less complex commodities and expense items level; Formulates purchasing decisions to achieve 100% internal customer service, targeted inventory turns and least total cost material procurement.


What We're Looking For:


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • 0-3 years buying/purchasing work experience
  • SAP knowledge preferred



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: 445963


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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