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100353_MYS - Buyer/Planner II Job

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Date: Apr 2, 2021

Location: Penang, 14, MY

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.

Purpose Statement

Responsible for procuring raw materials, components, tooling, supplies and services to ensure a 100% customer service level, while achieving the targeted Quality & Cost objectives. Assist in the implementation of sourcing & commodity strategies for all goods and/or services to achieve improvements in all areas of Quality, Cost and Service.  He/She will demonstrate a moderate level of decision making skills.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Requirement & Order Administration: Establishes and/or reviews requirements, generates, adjusts and expedites purchase orders based on MRP results (or results based on other planning systems) and/or on requisition basis along with pertinent information being used to run the business that may influence order execution decisions. Coordinates with the Budget Owners to maintain optimal service levels and determine the proper priorities for support; Administers Purchase Orders based on authorized spending amount and applicable SOP’s. Keeping informed of any problems/delays caused by Suppliers or general market conditions and communicates any impacts/constraints to the end user, prodution, Business Unit or other discipline impacted by the change. Maintains an excellent working relationship with any entity within (or outside) of BSC who will be impacted by the work conducted by this role which includes issue resolution, reconciliation of errors and correct the root cause of supply chain problems. Interfaces with core functions such as quality, engineering, production, finance and product development Identify areas of risk and implement mitigating action. Support SI&OP exercise and put up the committed build plan, production scheduling and driving the required output  to achieve the business objective timely.
  • Supplier Management: Responsible for managing the day-to-day supplier relationship. Monitors and communicates quality and delivery performance within BSC and to the supplier; Responsible to resolve supplier related issues and assures a positive and professional business relationship, always establishing and maintaining open lines of communication. Collaborate with Strategic Sourcing, Corporate Groups and other BSC Sites in developing and implementing sourcing strategies and to support global supplier evaluation and selection as well as VIP creation.
  • Quality: Adheres to all applicable (Site, Corporate or Regulatory) requirements; Reviews and approves all change requests; Maintains accurate Master Data, AVL, Info record, Source List, e-Req etc as required. Constantly strives to improve the Quality of goods and services supplied.
  • Inventory Management: Formulates purchasing decisions to achieve 100% internal customer service, targeted DIOH, inventory holding level and overall lowest TCO (total cost of ownership); Minimise the impact of expired, excess and obsolete materials and dispositions the material appropriately. Identify opportunities to implement best inventory management practices, such as automated Kanban and Consignment Programs. 
  • Lean, Cost & Other: Perform other tasks as needed in support of achieving the highest level of quality, customer satisfaction and TCO. Assist in the development and implementation of Lean Strategies for improving of all aspects of the operation to improve Quality, deliver reduced cost and minimise waste. Identify cost saving opportunities from existing vendor base. Assist in the in the preparation and execution of the annual materials budget.


Management Requirements

  • Not Applicable.

Job Scope and Levling Guidelines

Knowledge  : A developing professional. Working knowledge and application of business and technical concepts, procedures and practices. General knowledge of industry practices, techniques, and standards. General understanding of business unit/group function. Exercises judgment when interpreting company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.

Problem Solving : Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment to determine appropriate action. Has knowledge of alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the business or technological environment.

Planning and Organization : Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.
Discretion/Latitude; Supervision Received ; Decision Making : Works under general direction regarding the progress of projects and special assignments. May seek guidance in resolving problems, interpretating established policies, procedures and practices.  Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment.
Business Relationships and Project Management : Cultivates a wide range of internal business relationships and begins to develop an external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks. May lead a project team of small to moderate scope. Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.
Impact : Contributes to the completion of departmental projects and goals. Errors in judgment, poor recommendations, or failure to achieve results would normally require a moderate expenditure of resources to rectify.
Liaison: Engages with internal company and external contacts. Represents organization on specific projects.  Uses diplomacy and tact in interactions and problem solving.
Mentoring : Provides guidance to less experienced staff.

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.

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