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IT Solutions Architect, SAP PPDS/Supply Chain Planning (Fully Remote) Job

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:  Remote Global
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Location(s): Ireland-Clonmel; Poland-Warsaw; US-MA-Marlborough

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: 

Magellan is a global business transformation program accompanying a move of our ERP system from SAP ECC to S4 HANA. Magellan’s goal is to simplify, standardize and modernize our core business processes, enabling BSC to better leverage the power of data and to position our business for profitable and sustainable growth.

Boston Scientific is looking for an experienced Solution Architect to support SAP Production Planning (SAP PPDS) and Supply Chain Planning for our S4 HANA business transformation program (Magellan). This individual will be part of the Enterprise Competency Center and will be the primary technical owner, which includes solution design, development, enhancement, documentation, and support end-to-end Supply Chain Planning business needs. In addition, the person will lead, collaborate and provide cutting edge solution to to meet business requirements. 


Your responsibilities include: 

  • Solution design, architecture, build, test, and implementation of end-to-end Supply Chain planning primarily focusing SAP PPDS, MRP, Planning tool like Kinaxis
  • Represent as an architect from Planning area and collaborate closely with cross functional teams and other solution architects to provide end-to-end solution to our business in planning area
  • Analyzing and translating business and technical requirement into an architectural blueprint that outlines solution to achieve complex business objectives
  • Provide architecture and design guidance to the development team to configure and develop solution as per the product development standard to meet business requirements
  • Work closely with the project team (internal and external) to assure a timely solution 
  • May lead multiple project activities simultaneously, working with internal and external cross-functional groups
  • Resolve technical issues including diagnosis of problem, recommendations for workarounds and defect correction 
  • Analyze, design, construct, test, and implement system or application enhancements
  • Create and maintain all required technical documentation per IS methodology and processes
  • Demonstrate technical leadership by staying current on new technologies
  • Understand customer’s business implications and incorporate understanding into technical and process improvement recommendations 
  • Lead or support roll-out and implementation of new business applications and functionality specifically within planning area
  • Adhere to project plans, tasks, and deliverables; identify dependencies and resource requirements
  • Appropriately communicate project status, escalate issues, and manage timelines and action items
  • Build presentations, that demonstrates conceptual design and explain solution to key stake holders 

What we're looking for: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ Years of Solution Architect experience in Supply Chain Planning area
  • 10+ Years of SAP or non-SAP Production Planning and execution implementation experience and 2-3 years in S/4HANA implementation engagements
  • Experience with 2-3 full life cycle implementations in SAP IBP, MM, PPDS and SAP/Non-SAP Planning
  • Experience in solution architecture, design, and execution in Planning area
  • Leverage extensive knowledge of industry practices, software solution and methodologies to make a technical recommendation on complex business problems
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and leadership experience
  • Strong experience in Supply Chain Planning and Execution  
  • Strong configuration and implementation skills in the areas of SAP. Experience with Forecasting, Demand Management, Production Planning (MRP) and Shop Floor Execution
  • Knowledge and experience of master data distribution of work centers / Resources, production versions, PPMs, PDS, capacities, Time-streams, CIF
  • Knowledge of working on Production orders/Planned orders, Material Master, BOM, Routing, Work Centers, Production Version
  • Knowledge of Material Planning using SAP MRP
  • Understanding the integration with various SAP modules like MM, QM, SD, WM and PM
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle and methodologies
  • Knowledge of SAP Solution Manager Charm is an added advantage
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvement opportunities
  • Experience with Medical Device or Life Sciences beneficial





Requisition ID: 525776


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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