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Senior Supply Chain Planner - WATCHMAN Job

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Date: Nov 22, 2018

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.


Sr. Supply Chain Planner

About the role:

The Sr. Supply Chain Planner takes a wholistic view of the business, facilitating the smoothest possible end-to-end operations to meet product demand and franchise goals during a period of rapid growth.  The Senior Planner will align all stakeholders during global expansion and monitor performance to plan with systems expertise.  The right candidate will possess the skills and aptitude required to plan a product line, provide cross-functional supply chain support at a global level and facilitate the SI&OP process.  The Senior Planner will demonstrate a high level of decision making skills and will have the ability to work autonomously.


Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Facilitate the SI&OP process for one of Boston Scientific’s fastest growing businesses.
  • Demand Planning/Scheduling:
    • Work with stakeholders to identify all sources affecting global demand and supply.
    • Review forecast and inventory strategies from OUS regional teams.
    • Utilize systems expertise to commit a 24-month demand signal to the manufacturing sites.
    • Collaborate with Finance, Marketing, Program Management, Clinical and Regulatory to develop 5-year Strat plans used by the manufacturing site to scale capacity.
    • Analyze global clinical site demand and logistics with the Clinical Supply Chain team.
  • New Product Launch Management:
    • Participate in the launch of new products as PDP 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.
  • Inventory Management:
    • Assist GSCM/Director with development of inventory plans.
    • Monitor inventory performance to plan and targets.
    • Assist GSCM with management of expired, excess and obsolescence reserves.
    • Allocate inventory to regions in short supply situations.
  • Supply Chain Execution:
    • Support regular planning processes - maintain forecasts (Marketing Handshake).
    • Monitor manufacturing execution (Manufacturing Handshake).
    • Provide inventory analysis; proactively manage backorders.
  • Achieve Core 5 Performance Metrics: Service Level, Backorder, Inventory, Forecast Accuracy, Schedule Adherence.



    What We’re Looking For:

    Qualifications Required:

  • Four-year business degree and work experience in related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in materials management, manufacturing planning or inventory control function.
  • Working experience with DRP, MPS, MRP, SAP or ERP System.
  • Extremely strong PC skills utilizing such software programs as Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to successfully interact at all levels of the organization both domestically and internationally.
  • Self-motivated independent worker and self-starter.
  • Consistently performs to a high level of accuracy in all tasks.
  • Highly adaptable, flexible and willing to accept new ideas, processes, and procedures.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills and ability to make efficient decisions using data.

    Qualifications Preferred:

  • Strong collaboration skills: able to build relationships and trust with cross-functional business partners.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Degree in Supply Chain and/or Operations Management.
  • Experience with clinical trial planning.
  • Able to quickly react and form a team to address urgent situations.
  • Curious and interested in continuous learning.



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: 438141


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