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Clinical Sourcing Manager - MA/MN 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): 

Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Additional Locations: US-MN-Arden Hills; US-MN-Maple Grove

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Clinical Sourcing Manager


About the Role:

At Boston Scientific, the Clinical Sourcing Manager is responsible for strategically sourcing Boston Scientific’s Clinical and Pre-Clinical Operations category with Boston Scientific’s Global Business Services Organization. The individual will lead cross functional teams in the supplier selection process and guide the various functions to enhance supplier management throughout the organization. The individual will also support the Clinical and Pre-Clinical Operations in developing and executing the company’s outsourcing strategy.


Your Responsibilities Include:

Strategic Sourcing

• Lead cross functional and functional teams in collecting and defining requirements to communicate to

  suppliers in a competitive bid process

• Identify and lead the evaluation of suppliers for inclusion in a competitive bid process

• Construct Request for Proposals (RFP) to communicate requirements to suppliers

• Lead the supplier selection team in evaluating RFP responses and bid defense meetings

• Lead commercial negotiations with supplier

• Lead the supplier selection team in final selection

• Finalize contracts with selected suppliers and tracks cost savings and avoidance

• Developing an annual category business plan to assess category, set goals and objectives, analyze

  spend, and review plan with key stakeholders for alignment


Supplier Management

• Assist in the development of best practices in supplier management for Boston Scientific’s Clinical and

  Pre-Clinical Operations by:

◦ Ensuring selected suppliers are on the company’s Approved Vendor List (AVL)

◦ Identifying metrics and helping to implement with study teams

◦ Developing a process for collecting & reporting performance to the Vendor Advisory Board

◦ Presenting to the Vendor Advisory Board on sourcing and supplier management issues, opportunities, and performance

◦ Working with the study teams to bring resolution to supplier management issues

◦ Working with the Quality and Procurement organizations to evaluate and change a supplier’s AVL



Outsourcing Strategy

• Support the development of Boston Scientific’s Clinical and Pre-Clinical Operations outsourcing strategy


◦ Identifying and evaluating suppliers for enhanced partnerships

◦ Obtaining and understanding cost data

◦ Working with Management and the study teams to develop the strategy

◦ Working with Management and the study teams to drive strategy

◦ Issuing Request for Information (RFIs) and RFPs in support of the strategy

◦ Negotiating with CROs and finalizing contracts

◦ Assisting in the tracking of outsourcing performance


What We’re Looking For:

Required Qualifications:


• Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent work experience.

• A minimum of 6 years professional experience in clinical operations, strategic sourcing or purchasing


• Must have strong communication and presentation skills and be a strategic/tactical/operational thinker.

• Must have strong analytical/problem solving/project management skills and strong computer, technical


• Ability to properly analyze and present financial data.


Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer experience in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device



• Capable of acting as a change manger to create new procurement approaches.

• Need to have or develop strong category expertise, be able to effectively articulate, and gain the respect

  of internal customers.

• Procurement skills and category experience can be a plus, but candidate must possess a combination of

  fundamentals, and ability to quickly absorb new material.

• Sound business judgment and superior analytical skills are required.

• Ability to lead internal organization through a change in procurement culture with strong and decisive

  decision making flexible work style and a collaborative customer-oriented view of procurement.

• Ability to take an independent stand and challenge the ideas of site managers and internal stakeholders

  while maintaining their respect and confidence.

• Strong negotiation and project management skills


Requisition ID: 554268


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!

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