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Date: Feb 9, 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


Become a Production Planner II for our Boston Scientific Operations Top-Assembly planning team! Our production planners are responsible for planning the manufacture of finished devices for our global customers across the BSC plant network. This position provides the opportunity to own and improve production planning processes, tools and systems.  Our production planners are passionate about continuous improvement and work closely with key partners and customers throughout the value stream.  Use your knowledge, skills and passion to help improve the quality, cost and delivery of Boston Scientific medical devices for our customers and patients across the globe.

Boston Scientific production planning activities are focused on meeting customer service objectives while always assuring a continuous production flow through our Value Streams.  In addition to supporting, monitoring and maintaining service level, production planners manage manufacturing schedules to balance Supply, Demand & Inventory to achieve overall materials management team objectives.  Production planners participate on cross-functional teams to support and plan Commercial production across the Maple Grove site.


Job Responsibilities

  • Manage daily, weekly and monthly planning processes
  • Manage net requirements, past due production orders, and past due planned orders
  • Create scenario planning for "what if" analysis based on demand and supply variation.
  • Communicate production planning issues to relevant areas including Operations, Global Supply Chain, Purchasing
  • Facilitate weekly schedule adherence reviews
  • Proactively identify and problem solve material shortages impacting the build plans
  • Identify opportunities and execute projects to achieve service level, build plan and inventory objectives
  • Facilitate manufacturing/ supply planning handshake during the Sales Inventory & Operations Planning (SI&OP) Process
  • Perform master data maintenance as required
  • Provide inventory and recovery plan analysis as required
  • Facilitate and monitor the completion of new product launch builds & commercialization
  • Actively lead and participate in continuous improvement projects



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing planning, inventory control, demand planning or supply chain function
  • Knowledge and experience with ERP software systems (SAP preferred) and knowledge of MRP
  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office: Excel and PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge & experience with Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning SI&OP process
  • Knowledge and experience with APS software systems (Kinaxis Rapid Response preferred)
  • Experience in planning vertically integrated manufacturing
  • APICS certification
  • Experience in driving continuous improvement and/or project management


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: 441695


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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