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Senior Sourcing Specialist - Metals

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311


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.                


About the Role: 
The Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing sourcing strategies for the metals category to meet and exceed product quality, while achieving service and cost improvement targets. The incumbent will collaborate with divisional stakeholders to align on optimal sourcing strategies for new product development and lead a category team of cross-functional partners in Supplier Quality and Supplier Engineering to execute project deliverables.
Your responsibilities will Include:

  • Partnering with internal clients and stakeholders to identify sourcing needs, conduct buyer and market profiles, share marketplace trends and best practices, increase value proposition, and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Utilizing strategic sourcing methodologies to establish and execute category strategies that result in a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Leading negotiation processes and work with stakeholders and legal teams to execute contracts
  • Managing the bidding process and annual operational budget to ensure inputs are correct; address proposed increases and prevent unfavorable purchase price variance (PPV)
  • Collaborating with core teams to support projects for new product development, integrations, and transfers; align with strategic supply base to identify and mitigate risks, and deliver according to schedules and cost targets 
  • Overseeing contract and vendor management activities, such as strategic reviews, site visits, service escalations and risk mitigation; maintain supplier performance review metrics and scorecards
  • Promoting continuous value improvement for all aspects of quality, service, and cost with assigned supply base
  • Monitoring and reporting market dynamics and changes that affect internal client needs; identify category trends to drive continuous improvement with larger procurement team    

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, engineering, business, or a related field 
  • Minimum 3yrs experience with strategic sourcing, supply chain management or supplier relationship management 
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to travel 15%

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree or professional certification (i.e. CPSM, CPIM, CSCP, PMP, Lean Six Sigma, etc.) 
  • Experience working in medical device or similarly regulated industry
  • Experience sourcing for metal/wire components
  • Strong decision-making and negotiation skills, ability to influence internal and external teams


The expected annualized base pay range for this position at this location is $67,500 - 1128,200 plus annual bonus (subject to plan eligibility and other requirements) and the value of core and optional employee benefits being offered at BSC, which can be reviewed at At BSC, it is not typical for an individual to be hired near the bottom or top of the pay range. Boston Scientific considers various factors in determining actual compensation for this position at the expected location. Actual compensation will be commensurate with demonstrable level of experience and training, pertinent education including licensure and certifications, and other relevant business or organizational needs. Actual compensation may be otherwise adjusted if the position is filled outside of the intended geographic location.

Requisition ID: 583433

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: Lean Six Sigma, Strategic Sourcing, Six Sigma, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Manager, Management, Operations

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