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Supervisor, Manufacturing Planning (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):  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.


About the role:

Boston Scientific is seeking a highly engaged and talented Supervisor, Manufacturing Planning to provide leadership to a team of supply chain professionals at our Maple Grove location. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, analytical, and eager to take on ownership  of manufacturing,  materials planning, and supply chain related processes and operations. This role provides leadership for SIOP, SIOE, and CI/LBP projects. The ability to influence cross-functionally and cross-regionally is essential to success, as is confidence leading teams, providing coaching and work direction, and executing strategy.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the daily, weekly, and monthly planning processes.
  • Supervise production planners, setting and monitoring their goals to align with site strategy.
  • Proactively manage supply shortages, communicating potential issues to manufacturing, sister sites and senior management.
  • Facilitate the investigation of component outages and lead groups to consensus on root causes and corrective actions to avoid similar outages in the future.
  • Determine and manage manufacturing priorities directly and through the manufacturing planners.
  • Track schedule versus actual production, investigating over/under production and making decisions on future build plan while ensuring alignment with FG manufacturing site.
  • Facilitate manufacturing planning handshake during the monthly SIOP process
  • Manage master data elements, including safety stock, yields, lead-time, etc.
  • Provide guidance to planners as they create and work through CI projects.
  • Manage net requirements, past due production orders, past due planned orders and order reservations to pass on the most complete and accurate MRP signal to purchasing.
  • Drive implementation of Rapid Response in the Sub Assembly planning function.
  • Create a forum for cross site weekly execution meetings (SIOE), facilitating meeting when necessary, and ensure accurate data is represented at each meeting.
  • Owns WIP and subassembly inventory, and projections for inventory planning.
  • Demonstrate ability to train new planners on the Planning/Materials Processes.
  • Identify and implement significant continuous improvements.
  • Utilize tools learned through LBP training to drive continuous improvement of planning processes as well as planning support of all Operations metrics.
  • Measure key metrics, i.e. inventory, customer service levels, component outages, past due production orders, plan vs. actual, healthy stock etc.

What we're looking for in you:

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience (operations, manufacturing, materials planning, supply chain, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of SAP and MRP system functionality
  • Experience with Rapid Response or other advanced planning systems
  • Previous people management and coaching experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Global Supply Chain Planning experience
  • Purchasing experience
  • APICS certification (CPIM/CSCP)



Requisition ID: 538507


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.



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