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Date: Nov 26, 2018

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: US-MA-Marlborough; US-MA-Quincy



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.


Sr Logistics Traffic Specialist


About the role:

The person in this role plans, schedules, and routes inbound and outbound domestic and international shipments of freight, using knowledge of postal regulations, tariffs, and company policy.  Coordinates with carriers, audits supplier, prepares and negotiates claims, and selects or recommends carriers to ensure efficient, timely, and least expensive movements of goods and material.  Maintains compliance with federal and foreign regulations governing the shipment, receipt and documentation of imported/exported products.  Conducts research on transportation methods, rates and routes.  Develops programs to audit and monitor carrier rates and charges and evaluates past performance and cost of shipping routes.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assists in negotiating, awarding, administering and reviewing service agreements with carriers, customs brokers and transportation suppliers with management input.
  • Monitors the carriers' on-time performance and quality of shipments by reviewing and validating the carrier performance reports.  Works with the carriers to improve performance when the agreed upon timeliness and/or quality drops below established service goals.
  • Conducts analysis of alternate methods of transportation and programs, along with projected cost and service improvements.
  • Assists in developing long-term logistics strategies for Boston Scientific.  Responsible for analyzing current logistical capabilities and recommending future logistical strategies based on Boston Scientific's future needs.
  • Provides traffic advice and assistance and consults with Boston Scientific locations to ensure efficiency of time and costs (i.e., recommending and selecting carriers, exporting and importing).
  • Negotiates with transportation, freight audit vendors and brokers to obtain the best service and price for contract and individual shipments when necessary.
  • Reviews, coordinates and writes freight vendor contracts for legal review and approval to establish a list of well-suited freight vendors.
  • Audits freight vendor by conducting periodic reviews of vendors' service in order to ensure quality service and to resolve any problems (e.g., hub visit, delivery, packaging).
  • Performs analysis, identifies root cause, and recommends corrective action utilizing transportation carrier and related information.
  • Expedites difficult shipping situations (e.g., dangerous goods, new product introductions, customs clearance, etc.) to ensure timely delivery.  Works with carriers, freight forwarders, and regulatory agencies to identify and resolve shipping issues.
  • Advises and trouble-shoots the carrier computer shipping software as needed (e.g., software and server update) to enable the user to perform their shipping duties.
  • Collects data through needs surveys and carriers' service history and analyzes it to identify efficiencies and inefficiencies to develop cost-reduction plans.
  • Collects shipping data from the computer systems and log sheets in order to compile the monthly Freight Cost Analysis report for management's review.
  • Manages the freight bill payment and audit process with the vendor through contract negotiations and other means.
  • Provides training and direction as needed to the Traffic Assistant(s) in the preparation of domestic and exports and imports, freight claims, freight bill payment and audit process and carrier pick up.


What we’re looking for in you:

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/BA Degree in Business Management, or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in transportation, supply chain and or distribution.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to work aggressively to complete projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/BA Degree in Supply Chain & Logistics
  • 1-3 years of transportation experience in Med Device, Healthcare or Pharma sector with both Domestic and International exposure.
  • HAZMAT and Cold Chain experience in the transportation industry.


About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 439565


Nearest Major Market: Boston

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