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Date: Nov 19, 2020

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 New Products Production Planner II for our Boston Scientific Operations planning team! Our new products planners are responsible for new products which are in all phases of development from exploratory through validation, scale up and launch. You will be responsible for planning the manufacture of components and top assemblies for your assigned products while working with local and global partners across the BSC plant network as well as our BSC contract manufacturers. This position provides the opportunity to own and improve our new products planning processes, tools and systems. Our 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 components and medical devices for our customers and patients across the globe.


Your Responsibilities Will Include:


  • Coordinating plans for new products through the new products planning process
  • Manage the daily, weekly and monthly planning processes
  • Planning support for manufacturing business units
  • Proactively identify and problem solve material shortages
  • Manage master data in SAP
  • Facilitate project build meetings to support contract project goals
  • Monitor planned production versus actual production
  • Facilitate manufacturing planning handshake during the SIOP Process
  • Manage projects production orders and independent requirements
  • Actively communicate to senior management during schedule adherence reviews
  • Provide inventory analysis
  • Proactively participate in continuous improvement


What We're Looking For:


Required Qualifications

  • 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 in: Utilizing manufacturing software (ideally SAP), Materials management tools: DRP, MPS, and MR 


Preferred Qualifications

  • SAP MRP experience
  • Proficient Excel skills
  • Knowledge & experience with Sales & Operations Planning process
  • Experience with vertically integrated sites/ planning (Components, Sub-Assemblies-Finished Goods)
  • APICS certification
  • Experience in driving continuous improvements


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


Requisition ID: 471582


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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