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Purchasing Manager

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Mississauga, ON, CA

Additional Locations: Canada-ON-Mississauga

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.


Please note this is a 2-year contract opportunity.


About the role

The Purchasing Manager oversees all direct and indirect purchasing for all plants, leads supplier planning, distribution centers and transportation process, systems, controls and relationships to ensure all inbound components and outbound finished goods flows for global locations. They are responsible the management and leadership of the staff in charge of purchasing, customs & logistics and our DC relationships internationally. They are accountable for achieving safety stock targets inbound that fill production plans on time, establishing distribution and transportation strategy for both components and finished goods flows of Baylis’ distribution worldwide.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Works with suppliers around the globe to understand assembly and finished good manufacturing processes,
  • Set and implement global Supply of raw materials and distribution strategy for finished goods to ensure purchasing and supply planning are supporting the needs of production plans, service fulfilment and product development in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
  • Oversee and improve Purchasing ERP system, Product flow and Distribution processes for inventory and consult cycle counting for both raw materials and finished goods through control boards and KPIs.
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities and take action to achieve cost reductions or improve cost effectiveness. Negotiate volume/supply contracts with component suppliers to obtain cost savings
  • Take a lead role in complex negotiations with Suppliers and Distribution relationships. Participate in the supplier management program. Work with suppliers to mitigate supply risks, reduce costs and improve terms
  • Identify, set, monitor and present monthly KPIs related to purchasing, supply planning, distribution and transportation.
  • Lead global purchasing and logistics team. People leadership responsibilities include:
    • Motivate and inspire the team to a high level of engagement.
    • Encourage, recognize and acknowledge employees who consistently deliver excellence.
    • Monitor and manage performance by setting and regularly reviewing individual goals.
    • Conduct reviews of staff to provide positive and constructive feedback.
    • Identify learning and development needs.
    • Ensure adequate employee staffing to support the long-term business plan. Hire and train new team members.
  • Champion adherence to safety, quality and regulatory requirements; work in conjunction with the quality department to support compliance to quality system, resolution of quality issues, audits and CAPA program.
  • Responsible for planning, implementation and effectiveness of significant supply chain process improvement projects.
  • Support product transfer activities from R&D into manufacturing through participation and resource deployment.
  • Adhere to and promote the adherence to all Corporate, Quality and Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Champion effective employee relations and communications.
  • Other duties as required.


Required qualifications:

  • University education in business, science, engineering or equivalent.
  • 7+ years of related work experience. 
  • Direct people management experience with evidence of strong coaching and leadership skills.
  • Knowledgeable concerning materials management, purchasing, planning and scheduling, ERP, and general production principles.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management.
  • Experience leading complex negotiations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to deal effectively with people at all levels
  • Strong analytical skills, a high attention to detail and good planning skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office including Advanced MS Excel
  • Experience working with ERP systems


Preferred qualifications:

  • Certification in Supply Chain Management.
  • Prior experience in the medical devices industry is considered a strong asset.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Good understanding of statistical methods, six sigma methodologies, and problem-solving methodologies
  • Multitasks, prioritizes, and meets deadlines promptly with great attention to detail 
  • Knowledge of BSC products and processes


What have to offer:

  • Hybrid working model for many roles combining on-site and remote work, paired with flexible working hours.
  • A strong commitment to mental health and well-being, including a company-paid meditation app, meditation rooms in some buildings, fully trained Mental Health First Aid staff members, and weekly yoga/HIIT/Pilates/mindfulness online professionally led classes for all employees.
  • Headquarters based roles offer functional outdoor spaces (bring your laptop to one of multiple wi-fi connected outdoor patios to work) and access to a beautiful ravine trail system for lunchtime walks.
  • Employer subsidized gourmet, high-quality, healthy meals available onsite, freshly delivered multiple times a week.
  • Strong senior leadership commitment to Inclusion and Diversity; many opportunities to join I&D committees and spearhead I&D initiatives; employer-hosted roundtables with external experts, guest speakers and workshops/celebrations.
  • Formal mentorship program, robust biweekly internal networking events and multiple communication streams open to senior management for all employees to provide continuous feedback.
  • Employee-friendly work environment, with opportunity to participate in employee-led clubs (for example, book club, French club, gardening club, rock climbing club, boardgame club, tea club), and support to create new clubs.
  • Employee recognition rewards platform (Guusto) – receive gift cards as recognition for a job well done!
  • Quarterly Values in Action awards – a peer to peer recognition program aligning with our four Core Values (Employee Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Technological Leadership and Customer Service).
  • Purposeful work with opportunities to learn and grow by way of on-site training, workshops, and lunch and learn sessions.
  • Smart commute options including complimentary shuttle from Kipling Station, subsidized transit program and complimentary Electrical Vehicle charging on site. ​​


Requisition ID: 562995


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!

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