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Sr. Production Planner (Hybrid)

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Additional Location(s): US-MN-Minneapolis

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.


Boston Scientific is searching for a Senior Production Planner for our Boston Scientific Operations Commercial planning team in Maple Grove, MN! 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. This is a hybrid position.


Boston Scientific production planning activities are focused on meeting customer service objectives while always assuring a continuous production flow through our Value Streams.  This role provides leadership for key processes such as SIOP, SIOE, and CI/LBP projects.  A successful candidate should have strong technical and process capabilities along with the ability to influence cross functionally and cross regionally. This individual will possess the ability to lead projects, give work direction and execute manufacturing/materials strategy and tactics.



Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as key point of contact for production units and sister sites during SIOP planning processes.
  • Provide strategic input and direction on manufacturing priorities to the junior production planners.
  • Proactively identify and problem solve material shortages impacting the build plans
  • Identify opportunities and execute projects to achieve service level, build plan, on time delivery and inventory objectives
  • Owns WIP and subassembly inventory for areas in which they manage
  • Demonstrate ability to train new planners on the Planning/Materials Processes.
  • Manage master data elements, including safety stock, yields, lead-time, etc.
  • Provide inventory and recovery plan analysis as required
  • Perform What If scenario planning as required
  • Actively lead and participate in continuous improvement projects
  • Lead and manage 1-2 Production Planner(s) supporting your identified business unit/area



What We Are Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5-7+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing planning, inventory control, demand planning or supply chain function
  • Knowledge & experience with Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning SI&OP process
  • Knowledge and experience with ERP software systems (SAP strongly preferred) and knowledge of MRP
  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office: Excel and PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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



Requisition ID: 552308


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 drug-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: Industrial, Medical Device, Supply Chain, Demand Planner, ERP, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Operations, Technology

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