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VP, Global Quality Job

Remote Eligible: 
Onsite Locations(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US

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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.

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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.


Vice President – Global Quality – PI


About the role:

Everyone in Boston Scientific is working toward one goal -- transforming lives by tackling some of the most important health industry challenges.  With innovative products, a collaborative culture and a deep passion for human life, a career with Boston Scientific is more than just a job.  It’s personal.


By joining Boston Scientific, you can help us make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.  Everyone here has chosen to dedicate their time to impacting the lives of millions of people.  This is more than just another job -- this is a chance to overcome some of the most important health industry challenges around the world.  


This Global Quality Vice President will lead the oversight and integrity of all Quality for Boston Scientific devices for the Peripheral Interventions division and multiple manufacturing sites in United States and around the world.  Partner with division senior leadership teams to establish product quality and compliance strategies.  Ensure Quality compliance at all assigned divisions and manufacturing sites.  Utilizes extensive internal contacts across BSC and external contacts with industry specialists to drive initiatives and develop the Quality organization.  The role also acts as a liaison between the company and various governmental agencies and notified bodies around the world to foster compliance within BSC.  Serves as a critical member of the Quality Leadership team and in this capacity will represent assigned business units and sites to shape the direction of BSC’s quality system.  This Vice President may also act as designated Quality Systems Management Representative in place of the SVP of Quality Assurance when required.


Your responsibilities:

  • Provides a global vision, strategic plan, and leadership for the PI Quality organization and determines business unit/plant Quality objectives and links those objectives to division, plant, and corporate objectives
  • Develops, establishes, and maintains quality assurance programs, policies, processes, procedures, and controls ensuring that performance and quality of products conform to established company, international (ISO), and governmental regulatory standards and agency guidelines, and to ensure lasting customer satisfaction.  Will participate in Quality Master Planning (QMP) process as required.
  • Serves as a member of the Quality senior leadership team.  This body is responsible for developing and fostering a positive quality culture. The senior QA team also establishes and reviews metrics indicating the functioning of the Quality System, advising on the development of SOP’s and other policies, and making recommendations for improvements to product quality, the Quality System and the overall Quality organization.
  • May serve as the Management Representative for the designated businesses and associated site(s): maintain compliance to Corporate Quality Management System; manage and maintain effectiveness of Quality Management System; represents the business or site to outside regulatory bodies; ensures submittal to the company a monthly report summarizing trend analysis on their defined and applicable quality system clauses and corresponding quality objectives via the Management Review System; facilitates the awareness of regulatory and customer requirements throughout the organization.
  • Provides expertise and guidance in interpreting governmental regulations, agency guidelines and internal policies to assure compliance, and then assist the organization in driving implementation.
  • Leads collaboration with multiple cross-functional partners to ensure achievement of standards and regulations during product development and commercialization activities. Oversee execution of these strategies; adjust and collaborate to ensure mutual success. 
  • Represents Quality function on group/division management board and influences executive decision making regarding prioritization of all projects to obtain critical resources and funding for projects.
  • Develops and manages (directly and indirectly) relationship and interface with global regulatory agencies.
  • Create infrastructure to monitor health of processes and consistent ability to achieve performance targets and goals.  Provides divisions & regions with updates on pending changes in regulations and corresponding processes and provide guidance on how to prepare for changes. 
  • Builds a global organization that is efficient, effective and meets global strategic needs.  
  • Determine and establishes division/site Quality organizational structures, allocating/re-allocating internal and external resources, as needed to ensure the appropriate QA organizational structure is in place.
  • Fosters a diverse, inclusive, patient-centric culture that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational and personal objectives.
  • Coaches, develops and mentors Quality employees to ensure their ongoing career development. Ensure fulfillment of employee training requirements.
  • Create an environment that encourages constructive feedback and coaching, understanding of individual career goals and aspirations, and proactive developmental support for all employees.
  • Identify and evaluate critical positions within the function and establish strategies to develop strong talent pipelines and robust succession plans.


What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and build relationships with a high customer and patient focus
  • 15 years of direct Quality Assurance experience, with at least 2 years at the Senior Leadership level; global experience preferred
  • Direct, relevant experience leading global Quality teams
  • 10 years of managerial experience
  • Experience managing complex matrixed organizational structures and demonstrated capability in collaborating and influencing across such an organization
  • Experience in direct interaction/established relationships with global regulators 
  • Proven experience in developing Quality strategies, ensuring effective implementation across the organization, including converting the strategies to meaningful and motivating goals & objectives, into and across the Quality organization
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive and high-performing culture, embracing diversity, equity & inclusion 
  • High degree of integrity, professionalism, and the ability to establish credibility internally and externally
  • Commitment to organizational effectiveness and team & individual development
  • High sense of urgency and commitment to execution


Requisition ID: 515556


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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