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VP, Global Quality- Supplier, India R&D & ERP Business Transformation

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

Additional Location(s): US-MN-Arden Hills; US-MN-Maple Grove

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.


**Open to all BSC locations, with the ability to regularly work US business hours**


About the role:

Everyone in Boston Scientific is working toward one goal -- transforming lives by tackling some of the most important health industry challenges.  With innovative products, a collaborative culture and a deep passion for human life, a career with Boston Scientific is more than just a job.  It’s personal.


By joining Boston Scientific, you can help us make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.  Everyone here has chosen to dedicate their time to impacting the lives of millions of people.  This is more than just another job -- this is a chance to overcome some of the most important health industry challenges around the world.  


This Global Quality Vice President will lead the oversight of the Supplier Quality & India R&D Quality organizations – as well as the Quality organization supporting our ERP Business Transformation Program.  He/she/they will partner with site, divisional & regional senior leadership to establish product quality and compliance strategies – and be a key partner in the Global Supply Chain organization in driving the Souring Strategy.  He/she/they will act as a liaison between the company and various governmental agencies and notified bodies around the world to foster compliance within BSC.  He/she/they will serve as a critical member of the Quality Leadership team and will influence the shape the direction of BSC’s quality system.  


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provides vision and leadership for the quality organizations supporting Supplier, Sourced Finished Medical Devices (SFMD), India R&D, and the ERP Business Transformation Program. Determines organizational objectives and links those objectives to quality function, divisions, cross functional partners, and corporate objectives.
  • Strategic leader of this global organization, driving initiatives, in collaboration with divisional quality leaders, cross functional partners, sites, and regions. 
  • Visible leader in the Best4 Quality Strategy for Boston Scientific.
  • Partner with the Global Supply Chain organization in the execution of business strategies.
  • Key Partner for the Global Sourcing Organization in ensuring quality supply of components, services and sourced finished devices for Boston Scientific.
  • Oversight of Supply Base relationships and AVL management.
  • Partnership with the APAC R&D and Divisional Development teams.
  • Will participate in Quality Master Planning (QMP) process as required.
  • Serve as member of the Quality and Regulatory Leadership Team. The team is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Quality and Regulatory organization.
  • Will participate in Quality System Governance Board.
  • Maintains compliance to Global Quality Management System.
  • Manages and maintains effectiveness of Quality Management System.
  • Represents the business or site to outside regulatory bodies.
  • Collaborates with multiple cross-functional colleagues to ensure achievement of goals.
  • Influences executive decision making regarding prioritization of all projects to obtain critical resources and funding for projects.
  • Facilitates the awareness of regulatory and customer requirements throughout the organization.
  • Provides expertise and guidance in interpreting governmental regulations, agency guidelines and internal policies to assure compliance, and then assist the organization in driving implementation.
  • Fosters a diverse, inclusive, patient-centric culture that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational and personal objectives.
  • Coaches, develops and mentors Quality employees to ensure their ongoing career development. Ensure fulfillment of employee training requirements.
  • Create an environment that encourages constructive feedback and coaching, understanding of individual career goals and aspirations, and proactive developmental support for all employees.
  • Identify and evaluate critical positions within the function and establish strategies to develop strong talent pipelines and robust succession plans.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree
  • Minimum of 10 years of management experience in quality, supplier and/or manufacturing in a regulated industry
  • Experience managing complex matrixed organizational structures and demonstrated capability in collaborating and influencing across such an organization
  • Experience in direct interaction/established relationships with global regulators and/or external suppliers 
  • Proven experience in developing strategies, ensuring effective implementation across the organization, including converting the strategies to meaningful and motivating goals & objectives, into and across an organization
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive and high-performing culture, embracing diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and build relationships with a high customer and patient focus
  • High degree of integrity, professionalism, and the ability to establish credibility internally and externally
  • Commitment to organizational effectiveness and team & individual development
  • High sense of urgency and commitment to execution


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Extensive direct Quality Assurance experience preferred
  • Global leadership experience preferred
  • Medical device industry experience preferred


Requisition ID: 554728

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.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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