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Senior Supplier Engineer

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Ottawa, ON, CA

Additional Location(s): Canada-ON-Ottawa

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 Sr. Supplier Engineer serves as a technical lead for the TheraSphere team to oversee and manage all aspects of projects and initiatives for process & material improvements launched by BSC or the Contract Manufacturing (CM) sites. In this role the Sr. Supplier Engineer will work independently to manage and provide guidance on projects for onboarding new service providers, and partner with cross-functional teams to execute deliverables according to business needs for TheraSphere product. The Supplier Engineering Team is responsible for the technical leadership and resolution of non-conformances and process improvements, in support of business continuity and integration of product and process changes into CM sites under Boston Scientific guidelines. The Sr. Supplier Engineer will play an integral part in leading the performance improvement of Sourced Finished Medical Device (SFMD) suppliers to consistently meet Boston Scientific’s requirements. This role requires to demonstrate a primary commitment to patient safety and collaboration with suppliers and cross-functional teams to ensure product quality meets customer’s expectations.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead initiatives and projects with suppliers to identify areas for improvement and provide guidance and support for process enhancements.
  • Evaluate and launch projects related to mass escalation and reactor capacity to ensure manufacturing capabilities are properly established to meet future product demand. 
  • Foster open and transparent communication with suppliers to ensure mutual understanding of expectations and objectives. Experience leading and managing large scale process improvement initiatives with support of six sigma and lean manufacturing tools.
  • Collaborate and lead communication with cross-functional teams, including Quality Assurance, Manufacturing and Regulatory to align supplier performance with company goals.
  • Lead the execution of SFMD Engineering and Quality deliverables and collaborate with cross-functional new product development teams to perform work in the next generation of the device. 
  • Interfaces with suppliers to support investigation of supplied material issues or supply constraints.
  • Investigate and address supplier-related issues, such as non-conformances, quality discrepancies, and delivery delays, in a timely and effective manner.
  • Execute and support NCEP/CAPA investigations to determine and address root cause for process deviations and component modifications.
  • Support product complaint investigation where supplied material is a potential root cause. Uses basic statistical tools where appropriate.
  • Maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures to support the BSC commitment to patient safety and product quality.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineer, preferably Biomedical Engineering.
  • Experience working under regulated environment per ISO13485 and FDA guidelines.
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience as a Supplier/Sustaining Engineer.
  • Proficiency in statistical tools, such as Minitab.
  • Proficiency in report writing skills.
  • Good understanding of statistical methods, problem-solving techniques and six sigma methodologies


Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively on all levels with strong technical writing and reporting skills 
  • Organized and detail-oriented; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop internal and external relationships 
  • Results-driven with strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Experience working with nuclear medicine and radioactive materials.
  • Experience leading projects with suppliers and/or contract manufacturers.


Requisition ID: 583213

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 prohibited substance 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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