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Senior Manager, Strategic Planning and Global Strategy

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


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:


The Senior Manager, Strategic Planning and Global Strategy is an integral member of the Global Strategy Team, whose key responsibilities will include primary support and leadership of the Annual Strategic Planning Process and related year-long strategic exercises (e.g. portfolio review, periodic landscape analyses, competitor analyses, etc.), as well as support of M&A and Venture Capital investment decisions via market studies and other strategic analyses (e.g. leveraging primary and secondary sources to size and forecast new markets, develop penetration assumptions for new products/technologies, etc.). This employee will be based in Marlborough and will report to the Director of Global Strategy.  The Global Strategy Team supports Boston Scientific’s senior leadership and Board of Directors in setting the strategy and making key capital investment decisions.


Your primary responsibilities include:

⦁    Leadership of Annual Strategic Planning Process: Act as primary contact point and leader of the optimization and execution of BSC’s annual strategic planning “Strat Plan” process, including: (1) solicitation of feedback and recommendations for go-forward refinement; (2) primary liaison to BU Strat Plan leads and management of information requests; (3) “ownership” of Q1 “kickoff” meetings; (4) development of strategic presentations for Strat Plan Opening Day; (5) execution oversight of the June sessions; (6) management of preparation of materials for July read out to BSX Board of Directors; (7) management of preparation for September global all employee Strat Plan webcast.  Secondary oversight – in collaboration with FP&A – of Annual Operating Plan process and read out to BSX Board of Directors. Preparation of year-end review materials to the Compensation Committee of the BSX Board of Directors. 


Your secondary responsibilities include:

⦁    Analysis of New Markets and Topics Impacting BSC’s Global Businesses: Support the Strategy Team’s “internal consulting” function that tackles key tactical topics of potential impact to BSC’s global businesses.  Such topics include analysis of new technologies, digital enablement tools and approaches, white space areas of potential future interest to BSC, and structural changes to BSC’s markets worldwide, including site of service shifts, national tenders, buyer consolidation, etc. 
⦁    Strategic Support of BD: Work with senior BD leaders to prioritize BD targets across global and pan-divisional opportunity set; provide direct tactical support of specific larger “live” BD deals, often in the form of ownership of particular due diligence work-streams; potential direct involvement with BSC asset divestitures. 
⦁    Portfolio Analysis and Optimization: Analysis of existing business portfolio and of R&D pipeline.  Cross-divisional analysis and optimization of R&D spend.  
⦁    Analysis of New and Existing Competitors to BSC: Closely monitor BSC’s direct competitors worldwide – both established and emerging.  Occasional “deep dives” on individual competitors for read out to EC and other senior audiences. 


What we're looking for in you:


⦁    MBA degree is strongly preferred
⦁    Minimum of 4 years of experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, and similar fields
⦁    Experience managing mission critical planning processes such as Strategic Planning and/or Annual Operating Plan at a major corporation is helpful but not required
⦁    Existing set of global BSC strategy and planning relationships is a positive, for internal candidates, but is not required.
⦁    Direct experience working in or with clients in the medical device industry is helpful but not required


⦁    Intellectual Honesty and Courage:  Confidence in politely but persistently defending a well-informed point of view that may not always harmonize with that of a senior leader.
⦁    Exceptional Interpersonal Skills, including: (1) the ability to earn and maintain the respect of senior leaders; and (2) the ability to respectfully disagree with senior leaders and/or generate buy-in around delicate and sometimes unpopular conclusions and mandates
⦁    Strong Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze business, product development opportunities, and markets both retrospectively and prospectively.  Ability to generate accurate forecasts and analyses of internal and external opportunities.
⦁    Entrepreneurial Approach and Work Ethic: An eagerness to identify areas in which value can be created and a tireless willingness to execute against those opportunities in a consistently high-quality manor.
⦁    Unimpeachable ethics and respect for confidentiality
⦁    Collaborative approach



Requisition ID: 542150


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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