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Senior Global Supply Chain Planner - Maple Grove, MN

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Additional Location(s):  N/A

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.                

Senior Global Supply Chain Planner

About the Role:

The Global Supply Chain (GSC) Senior Planner will support the Peripheral Interventions Division. This cross-functional role provides the unique opportunity to be involved in strategic projects that have a companywide impact. Activities and tasks range from strategic to tactical in spectrum. This position requires a high-performance individual that can quickly adapt to requirements of the task at hand, an initiative-taking independent thinker and analytical person with strong a work ethic.

The GSC Planner will demonstrate high attention to detail and a desire to produce accurate work. Additional skills required include creative out of the box thinking, consulting, and influencing skills, project management, coordinating and planning, and skillful manipulation and detailed analysis of large amounts of data. The GSC Planner is also expected to be efficient in working with the systems, tools, and people that support the various business functions. The ideal candidate is highly adaptable, flexible, and willing to accept new ideas, processes, and procedures.


Your Responsibilities Include:


  • Provide forecast analytics for business needs including monthly preparation of forecast that includes analysis of customer demand, statistical models, and product manager input.
  • Lead monthly Demand Management meetings and documents assumptions and changes.
  • Measure and report product forecast accuracy to achieve division accuracy goals and correct future forecasts.
  • Lead the long-range forecast process.

Demand Planning/Scheduling:

  • Work with Marketing/customers to identify all known demand sources. 
  • Review and understand demand signals from regional teams.
  • Review stocking strategies and approve changes noting inputs resulting in change.
  • Optimally manage high cost and short shelf-life product.

New Product Launch & Manufacturing Location Transfer Management:

  • Participate in the launch of new products as a Core Team Member; develop forecasts, cannibalization plans, and introduction schedules.
  • Influence and direct the core team on product launches to ensure they are both beneficial to the business and help optimize the portfolio.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of line transfers including but not limited to regulatory buffer builds, analyzing, and making assumptions on long-range forecast, and coordinating forward deployment of inventory based on regulatory requirements.

Inventory Management:

  • Develop inventory plans.
  • Monitor inventory performance to plan and targets.
  • Manage expired, excess and obsolescence reserves.
  • Allocate inventory to regions in short supply situations.

Supply Chain Execution:

  • Support regular planning processes.
  • Monitor manufacturing execution.
  • Provide inventory analysis and proactively manage backorders.
  • Drive SI&OP Process.
  • Achieve Key Performance Metrics: Service Level, Backorder, Inventory, Forecast Accuracy, Schedule Adherence.

What We're Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree and work experience in related field.
  • 6+ years’ experience in supply chain, materials management, manufacturing planning or inventory control function.
  • Working experience with SAP or an equivalent DRP, MPS, MRP, or ERP System.
  • Extremely strong PC skills utilizing such software programs as Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak respectfully to help improve the business.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, problem solve and influence change. 
  • Initiative-taker with a proven track record of accountability and ability to react and form teams to address urgent situations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to global supply chains and business partners.
  • Continuous education in a related field.
  • APICS certification.
  • Manufacturing experience.


Requisition ID: 580452

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 prohibited substance 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.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Senior Product Manager, Supply, Demand Planner, Product Manager, Operations

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