Director, HR Strategic Portfolio and Planning

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-MA-Marlborough; US-MN-Arden Hills; US-MN-Maple Grove; US-MN-Minnetonka

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:

Reporting to the HRBP for HR and in collaboration with the HR Leadership Team (HRLT), this position will lead the development and evaluation of our HR Strategy. In partnership with the leadership team this position will focus on the 'what' we deliver across the function, with our HR Operating Model at the center. Identify and bring key insights and best practices into leading our Strat Plan and AOP and strategic workforce planning cycles, enabling HR leadership to build data-based talent plans to support the business. Distill and use local plans as an input to corporate strategy, to advance our support to the business and enable BSC’s growth through a sustainable, agile, best-in-class HR function. In partnership with the team, develop the HRLT agenda and planning cycles. Develop and lead our strategic portfolio review process. This individual is curious and analytical, able to distill clarity from complexity, and can manage projects from start to finish. 


Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Drive key HR planning activities (e.g., Strat Plan, AOP, Forecast, HR headcount) ensuring they are aligned to the HR Operating Model. Provide insights and guidance to adjust where needed.
  • Partnering with key stakeholders to develop a full understanding of the business strategy, competitive landscape, risks, and opportunities.
  • Work with HRBP for HR to define the required organizational capabilities needed to win and deliver strategy.
  • Using both qualitative and quantitative methods to identify and define any key capability gaps.
  • Bring a consultative approach to defining, designing, and developing HR strategy and portfolio planning review process. 
  • Collaborate across HRLT developing long-term & annual business plans
  • Ability to establish strong relationships and be viewed as a trusted partner
  • Drive planning process & evaluate investment & headcount needs across strategic priorities 
  • Manage planning progress ensuring plans are completed within agreed upon timelines.
  • Collaborate with key internal stakeholders– including identifying macro trends, scoping needs, developing strategic framework, creating implementation plans, timelines, deliverables, etc.  
  • Develop communication materials to present to key stakeholders 
  • Prepare presentations, recaps and other materials needed to manage and communicate insights and strategic recommendations to key executives and stakeholders


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree is required. MBA or advanced degree is preferred.
  • 10 + years of professional business experience is required.
  • Strategic systems thinker: comfortable participating in strategic planning processes, and able to understand and identify critical drivers of business strategy. 
  • Planner: expert at identifying and clearly articulating capability plans.
  • Forecaster: use data and inputs to conduct SWOT analyses, predict future state, build scenarios
  • Assessor: Experienced in designing and executing capability assessments using quantitative (e.g., surveys design and interpretation) and qualitative (e.g., interviews, focus groups, facilitated workshops) methods.
  • Consultant: use adept questioning to get beyond symptoms to root causes; able to identify, separate and synthesize the key points that matter out of the noise; able to tailor complex messages to different audiences; a pragmatic problem-solver who can imagine the possible, and make it practical.
  • Collaborator: you can lead without authority and facilitate agreement on paths forwards with teams to create coherent alignment towards end goals. You operate without ego, and believe that while you can go fast alone, we go further together.
  • Executor: you bring strong execution skills and are comfortable deploying differing methodologies depending on what works best – classical waterfall project/program management, or agile cross-functional sprints.
  • Knowledge with Strat Planning and Annual Operating Plan, knowledge of standard P&L metrics


Requisition ID: 563581


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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