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Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

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Requisition ID: 477425


Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


Among other functions, the Global Strategy Team (“GST”) at Boston Scientific acts as an internal management consulting capability, leading the analysis of key factors and forces impacting our businesses worldwide.  Examples of areas of engagement include: (1) the analysis of new markets under consideration for entry via internal development or M&A; (2) shifts in site of service for procedures in which our products are used; (3) exploration of new technologies that might represent threats or opportunities to our businesses – including technologies related to Digital Enablement; (4) analysis of new and existing competitors; and (5) analysis of important developments in key geographic markets around the world.  In addition, the GST plays a key role in live M&A processes, often leading individual due diligence streams especially on larger deals.  Many of our projects involve close collaboration with our Divisional and Regional colleagues and we strive to be a thought-partner of choice to senior leadership throughout the company.  Most of the GST’s work projects read out to Divisional or Regional Presidents, our CEO and CFO, as well as the Boston Scientific Board of Directors.

The Senior Manager, Global Strategy will act as an “Engagement Manager” on the BSC GST, assuming primary day-to-day responsibility for the execution of specific projects under the direct supervision of the Vice President, Global Strategy and Venture Capital.  


Your responsibilities include:

  • Analysis of New Markets and Topics Impacting BSC’s Global Businesses: Help to lead 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.
  • Direct Supervision of Senior Analyst, Corporate Strategy. Once the Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy has acclimated to their new role, it is anticipated that they will begin to directly manage the Senior Analyst, Corporate Strategy.
    What we're looking for in you:
  • MBA degree preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, and similar fields
  • Experience managing small high-performing teams in completing project-based work on time and in a thoughtful and high-quality way.
  • 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


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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