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Supply Chain Planner I - SCALE Rotational Program

Work mode:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Maple Grove, United States

Additional Location(s): US-MN-Maple Grove; US-MN-Arden Hills

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.


The Supply Chain Planner I - SCALE Rotational Program is an entry-level opportunity that will begin in June 2024.


About the role:

The Supply Chain Accelerated Leadership Development rotational program consists of three, eight-month rotations within Supply Chain (Supply Planner, Demand Planner, and People Leader roles).  They will be a team-player within a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives. Responsible for all demand planning activities needed to meet customer needs and market requirements as measured by key performance indicators for service level, backorder, and inventory targets. In addition, they will plan, monitor, and maintain finished goods inventory levels and related ERP system data integrity. They will possess the skills and aptitude required to plan multiple product lines and provide cross-functional supply chain support to key stakeholders in Marketing, Country Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Distribution. They will demonstrate a high level of analytical and execution skills. They will build & maintain a network of relationships to facilitate completion of tasks & meeting of objectives.  They will provide people leadership and supervision, coordinating a group of material handling team members toward establishing safety, quality, service, and cost goals.


Your responsibilities will include:


  • Demand Planning
    • Review statistically generated forecasts with Marketing and Global Supply Chain team and contribute to consensus forecast creation
    • Review Multi-Echelon Inventory Safety stock targets and approve changes, noting input elements resulting in change
    • Work with Global Marketing, Country Demand Planning, and Country Operations groups to identify all known demand sources (customer orders, scheduling agreements, distributor shipment, consignment, etc.)
    • Maintain forecasts by meeting monthly with Product Managers reviewing past performance and future forecast (Marketing Handshake)


  • New Product Launch Management
    • Primary or backup Core Team Member for Supply Chain on New Product Development Team
    • Develop launch plans, including forecasts, inventory targets, cannibalization plans, and introduction schedules with support from supply chain team members
    • Execute launch workbooks and prepare distribution chain for product launch


  • Inventory Management
    • Contribute to the development of inventory plans
    • Establish inventory targets (MEIO)
    • Monitor inventory performance to plan and targets
    • Management of expired, excess, and obsolescence reserves
    • Allocate inventory to regions in short supply situations


  • Supply Chain Execution
    • Support daily/weekly/monthly planning processes utilizing Rapid Response (Advanced Planning System)
    • Manage global demand signal for manufacturing (net requirements)
    • Monitor manufacturing execution (Schedule Adherence)
    • Provide inventory analysis
    • Proactively manage service level exceptions and backorders


  • Contribute to monthly Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SI&OP) Process
    • Review demand & supply balance; provide input if balance is not adequate


  • Achieve Performance Metrics
    • Service Level & Backorder
    • Forecast Accuracy
    • Schedule Adherence


  • People Leadership
    • Coordinate material handling team members toward establishing safety, quality, service, and cost goals


What we’re looking for:


Required qualifications:

  • Four-year degree or higher in Supply Chain, Engineering, or related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Prior experience (or similar through internships/co-ops) in a manufacturing planning, inventory control function, demand forecasting function, or similar
  • Extremely strong PC skills utilizing such software programs as Excel and relational databases
  • Communication skills with the ability to successfully interact at all levels of the organization
  • Self-motivated independent worker
  • Detail oriented and organized, performs to a high degree of accuracy in all tasks
  • Highly adaptable, flexible, and willing to accept new ideas, processes, and procedures
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of DRP, MRP, and MPS


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience utilizing SAP or other ERP systems
  • Experience utilizing Rapid Response or other Advance Planning systems
  • JIT experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Continuous improvement experience including Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing


Requisition ID: 573857

Among other requirements, Boston Scientific maintains specific prohibited substance testing requirements for safety-sensitive positions.  This role is deemed safety-sensitive and, as such, candidates will be subject to a drug test as a pre-employment requirement.  The goal of the drug testing is to increase workplace safety in compliance with the applicable law.  

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.

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