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Date: Sep 23, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: Any Boston Scientific major facilities in US, Costa Rica, or Ireland.


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - 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.


Director, Supplier Quality


Location: This role can be based in any Boston Scientific major facilities in the US, Costa Rica or Ireland.


About the role:

This is a key role for the Global Supplier QA organization providing strategic direction and leadership in improving product quality, service, and cost across Boston Scientific. The leader will be responsible for a highly motivated Supplier Quality team that supports multiple manufacturing sites and divisions. This is a global team primarily located at our facilities in the US, Costa Rica, Ireland & Malaysia. The Supplier QA Director leads a team of QA Managers & Engineers to ensure full compliance to all Global Medical Device regulations. This role reports into the Vice President, Global Quality Systems and Supplier Quality.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide supplier quality leadership and direction to team/organization and ensures the Quality Management System meets the various requirements of material controls regulatory requirements.
  • Build & maintain strong partnerships with the Global Sourcing and Supplier Engineering teams.
  • Build & maintain strong relationships with Divisional, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Corporate teams
  • Be recognized as an excellent team player across the organization.
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing people in a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Recognized as an expert in mentoring and coaching individual and team performance while visibly demonstrating the core values of BSC in his/her everyday leadership style.
  • Foster and drive a continuous improvement approach to Quality, ensuring that Quality is the responsibility of everyone. 
  • Key leadership role in communications with regulators; audit facing.
  • Champions Boston Scientific’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion values.


What we are looking for in you:

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, or related technical discipline
  • 10+ years of related work experience in the Medical Device industry
  • A minimum of 10 years people management experience
  • Demonstrated leadership, influencing, and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated presentation and facilitation skills
  • Strong communication and collaborative leadership skills
  • Up to 20% Domestic and International Travel


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in managing global teams
  • Experience in Manufacturing, Supplier, Design & Quality Systems roles
  • Financial experience, budget planning & management
  • Experience managing high impact product performance: field issues, complaints, and field actions


Requisition ID: 498526


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!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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