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Principal, SAP/S4 Business Controls (Any location/Fully Remote)

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 in Country
Onsite Location(s): 

Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Additional Location(s): US-CA-San Jose; US-CA-Los Angeles; US-FL-Miami; US-GA-Atlanta; US-IL-Chicago; US-MA-Boston; US-MD-Baltimore; US-MN-Minneapolis; US-NC-Raleigh/Durham; US-NJ-Central; US-NJ-Northern; US-NY-New York City; US-PA-Philadelphia; US-TX-Austin; US-TX-Dallas; US-TX-Houston

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 Business Controls Principal will have primary responsibility to Project Magellan, a multi-year global business transformation initiative accompanying a move of BSC’s ERP system from SAP ECC. Project Magellan’s goal is to simplify, standardize and modernize our core business processes, enabling Boston Scientific to better leverage the power of data and to position our business for profitable and sustainable growth.  


As the Business Controls Principal Analyst, you will operate in a Scaled Agile ERP Framework, and will be responsible for the controls in your area of expertise including understanding current requirements, work on improvements in partnership with the business stakeholders and consultants, ensure alignment with key controls departments and formalize change in order to ensure a strong new control environment.  The controls team member is responsible for the delivery of business process controls for the Magellan program. Business process controls encompass automated, manual, and security controls around the core SAP applications within the Magellan scope. 


It is expected that the controls resource will be integrated in all aspects of the Magellan program lifecycle and have an active participation (implementation and support) within the product workstreams and interactions with non-Magellan stakeholders. 

Location: This individual can work remote.  Will consider all locations.


Your responsibilities include: 

  • Provide the input required for key decisions prior to the design and the implementation of GRC (Governance Risk & Compliance) as well as prior to the implementation of the other workstreams’ decisions.
  • Collaborate with Magellan controls teams (AC & PC), Magellan workstreams, audit teams (SOX 404, SOX 302, Global Compliance, SOX IT, etc.) and business stakeholders to ensure proper controls are in place and that ongoing governance is in place and occurring.
  • Attend the key meetings of your area of responsibility (Inbounds, Outbounds, Manufacturing/QA, Finance) and ensure discussions and decisions are controls compliant (preventive vs. detective and automated as much as possible).
  • Reinforce controls mindset at every opportunity.
  • Review and provide inputs to the risk assessment and leverage it to ensure that no topic is forgotten in the discussions and throughout the Magellan project.
  • Facilitate risk and controls sign-off discussions with product workstream stakeholders.
  • Build of controls deliverables including control and related control procedures (automated – semi automated and manual)
  • Formalize and audit-proof document all key decisions and controls documentation.
  • Co-design and execute appropriate trainings before the roll out of GRC-PC.
  • Ensure appropriate project communication on your areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure compliance of new controls environment to current (or to be updated) BSC policies.
  • Cross-responsibilities:
  • Work with IT team and consultants to set up new controls’ environment in new tool (GRC AC-access controls & GRC PC- process controls)
  • Assist with initial configuration of GRC Access Control (AC) and GRC Process Control (PC). Assist in testing and resolution of issues relative to the controls under your scope.
  • Assist other Magellan workstream as needed on controls topics (Master Data, SOD, Privacy/GDPR, regional questions on Magellan, etc.)


What we're looking for: 

  • BSC Business Process knowledge required for Outbound and Manufacturing.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, written/verbal communication and presentation skills required as well as strong interpersonal skills which provide the ability to establish and build working relationships with individuals throughout the organization.
  • Some experience with Audit (Internal or External) or Controls/Risks (SOX) or related responsibilities (SOX, process improvement, process mapping etc.) is required.
  • Experience with Segregation of duties, conflicts and mitigation controls is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree; Audit, Controls or Accounting field preferred but not required.
  • Experience with SAP ECC, S/4 HANA suite of applications, GRC Access Control and GRC Process Controls preferred but not required


Requisition ID: 538521


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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