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Date: Mar 24, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific




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.


Supply Chain Planner II 

The Supply Chain Planner II position is located in Marlborough, MA.



About the Role:

The Supply Chain Planner II at Boston Scientific will be a team-player within a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives. Chiefly responsible for all demand planning activities needed to meet customer needs and market requirements as measured by key performance indicators for service level, backorder, and Inventory targets. In addition, he/she will plan, monitor, and maintain finished goods inventory levels and related ERP system data integrity. He/She will possess the skills and aptitude required to plan multiple product lines and provide cross functional supply chain support to key stakeholders in Marketing, Country Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Distribution. He/She will demonstrate a high level of analytical and execution skills. He/She will build & maintain a network of relationships to facilitate completion of tasks & meeting of objectives. 


Your Responsibilities Include:

1)   Demand Planning

  • Review statistically generated forecasts with Marketing and Global Supply Chain team and contributes to consensus forecast creation.
  • Review Multi-Echelon Inventory Safety stock targets and approve changes, noting input elements resulting in change.
  • Work with Global Marketing, Country Demand Planning, and Country Operations groups to identify all known demand sources (customer orders, scheduling agreements, distributor shipment, consignment, etc.)
  • Maintain forecasts by meeting monthly with Product Managers reviewing past performance and future forecast (Marketing Handshake)

2)      New Product Launch Management

  • Primary or backup Core Team Member for Supply Chain on New Product Development Team.
  • Develop launch plans, including forecasts, inventory targets, cannibalization plans, and introduction schedules with support from supply chain team members.
  • Execute launch workbooks and prepare distribution chain for product launch.

3)      Inventory Management

  • Contribute to the development of inventory plans
  • Establish inventory targets (MEIO)
  • Monitor inventory performance to plan and targets
  • Management of expired, excess and obsolescence reserves
  • Allocate inventory to regions in short supply situations

4)      Supply Chain Execution

  • Support daily/weekly/monthly planning processes utilizing Rapid Response (Advanced Planning System)
  • Manage global demand signal for manufacturing (net requirements)
  • Monitor manufacturing execution (Schedule Adherence)
  • Provide inventory analysis
  • Proactively manage service level exceptions and backorders

5)      Contribute to monthly Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SI&OP) Process

  • Review demand & supply balance. Provide input if balance is not adequate

6)      Achieve Performance Metrics

  • Service Level & Backorder
  • Forecast Accuracy
  • Schedule Adherence


What We’re Looking For:


Required Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in Materials Management/Engineering or related field/equivalent work experience
  • 3 + years’ experience in a manufacturing planning, inventory control function, or demand forecasting function.
  • Extremely strong PC skills utilizing such software programs as Excel, and relational databases
  • Communication skills with the ability to successfully interact at all levels of the organization
  • Self-motivated independent worker
  • Detail oriented and organized, performs to a high degree of accuracy in all tasks
  • Highly adaptable, flexible and willing to accept new ideas, processes, and procedures
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of DRP, MRP, and MPS


Preferred Qualifications:

  • APICS certification – CPIM or CSCP
  • Experience utilizing SAP or other ERP systems
  • Experience utilizing Rapid Response or other Advance Planning systems
  • JIT experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Continuous improvement experience including Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing



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


Requisition ID: 476610


Nearest Major Market: Boston

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