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Date: Nov 16, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: US-MA-Marlborough; 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.

Global Supply Chain Manager II

This position can be located in Marlborough, MA or Minnetonka, MN.


About the Role:


At Boston Scientific the Global Supply Chain Manager II is responsible for worldwide inventory and supply chain performance for the Stone Franchise within the Urology/Pelvic Health division of Boston Scientific. The leader will possess the skills and aptitude required to lead a team and provide cross functional supply chain support to key stakeholders (Marketing, Country Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Distribution).  He/She will demonstrate a high level of decision-making, influencing, and prioritization skills and will have the ability to work autonomously in a fast paced, dynamic professional environment.


Your Responsibilities Include:


Demand Planning

  • Lead SI&OP process for the business and drive the decision-making process.
  • Manage and provide work direction to Global Supply Chain Demand Planners and Analysts.
  • Review statistically generated forecasts with Marketing and Finance and drive consensus forecast creation.
  • Review 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.)

New Product Launch Management

  • Support and guide strategy direct reports as Core Team Members on New Product Development Team.
  • Develop launch plans, including forecasts, inventory targets, cannibalization plans, and introduction schedules with support of stakeholders.
  • Create new item launch strategies, prepare distribution chain, and track new product launch vs plan.

Inventory Management

  • Lead the development of inventory plans.
  • Diagnose excesses to inventory objectives and develop plan and hold teams accountable to remediate.  Calculate and report on scrap and obsolescence risk.

Supply Chain Execution

  • Act as key member of the Franchise Leadership Team responsible for service level, inventory levels, and overall coordination of supply chain activities.
  • Achieve performance metrics: Service Level; Backorder; Inventory; Forecast Accuracy; Forecast Bias
  • Drive execution of end-to-end supply chain by supporting the planning processes utilizing Rapid Response (Advanced Planning System)
  • Collaborate with and influence outcomes with internal and external manufacturing sites to ensure adequate supply to support global demand plans.
  • Diagnose service level failures and implement corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.


Management Requirements

  • Foster a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Will lead a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals.  Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g., federal/country, and regulatory requirements).


What We’re Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management or related field/equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of experience in supply chain planning, materials management, manufacturing planning or inventory control function.
  • 3+ years people management experience.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to successfully interact and influence at all levels of the organization both domestically and internationally.
  • Self-motivated, independent worker and self-starter.
  • Consistently performs to a high level of accuracy in all tasks and has high attention to detail.
  • Highly adaptable, flexible, and willing to accept new ideas, processes, and procedures.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills and able to make efficient decisions.
  • Working knowledge of DRP, MRP, and MPS.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • APICS certification – CPIM or CSCP
  • 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: 512884


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.


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