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Demand Planning Analyst II - Escazú Costa Rica Job

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): 

San Jose, CR

Additional Locations:  N/A

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - 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.

Purpose Statement
Coordinates and controls the Divisional Demand Planning and Regional forecasting activities required to meet customer needs, business requirements, and service level objectives.  In addition, supports, monitors and maintains finished goods inventory levels and system integrity.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Coordinates & facilitates the monthly Regional (Europe and Intercontinental) Demand Forecasting activities for his/her franchise.
  • Leads and keeps the oversight concerning all International Inventory Management aspects for his/her Franchise.
  • Partners with International Marketing on: Review Regional Forecast; Review Consolidated Country New Product Launch (NPL) Demand Forecast; Assess variations of Quarterly Commit; Needs Assessment for future country NPL input; Launch Strategy and Execution; Safeguard operations objectives for the HPPLP (High Performance Product Launch Plan); Product Rationalization strategy and execution; Scarce Inventory allocation; Back order or scarce inventory communication strategy.
  • Partners with Global Supply Chain (GSC) on: Product rationalization (Phase in & out); Challenge Global Product Allocation decisions; Back order availability information; Participates actively in S&OP meeting by - Presenting International Demand Forecast, Explaining International metrics, Addressing any other Int'l SC issue.
  • Provides direction to the Country Demand Planners for his/her specific franchise on: Product Allocation; Product Rationalization strategy and execution; NPL forecasting strategy, execution and follow up; BO / Scarce inventory communication; Overall International Inventory management aspects (SS, EE&O, etc.).
  • Supports Kerkrade DC with: Line Fill root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action; Product Allocation; Back order communication information; Material Master Maintenance; Financial E,E&O calculation; Scrap and Write Off reduction; Safety stock Analysis (Inventory to Target).

Quality: Demonstrate support of the BSC quality policy.  Execute processes and practices in compliance with BSC quality compliance directives.  Ensure compliance to mandatory trainings.
Quality System Requirements 
In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.
For those individuals that supervise others, the following statements are applicable:

Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained in order to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the BSC Quality Policy.
Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System.

Job Scope and Leveling Guidelines 

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.

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.

Engages with internal company and external contacts. Represents organization on specific projects.  Uses diplomacy and tact in interactions and problem solving.

Provides guidance to less experienced staff.

What we are looking for in you:

  • Broad understanding of the S&OP process and its impact on the business.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management (OTC: Order reception, Delivery creation and billing).
  • Relationship with internal stakeholders (Planning, Finance, Quality, Sales, marketing)
  • Strong Analytical skills for decision making 
  • Strong Excel and tableau skills, highly desirable if the candidate has VBA for Excel knowledge
  • Customer focus and service attitude
  • Ability to work in changing environments
  • Handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Teamwork Work with sensitivity to urgency
  • Excellent verbal and written ability Strong problem solving ability
  • Strong time and priority management skills
  • Ability to generate good relationships by phone and remotely Self-motivated to take the initiative to face situations that impact the client and the business
  • Education, Knowlegde and Experience
  • Degree    Bachelor and or Supply Chain Specialization. Highly Desired APICS CPI and/or CSCP
  • Areas of Study    Industrial Engineering, Business Admin, Economics, logistics, or related areas
  • Years of Experience    2-5 Years
  • Áreas of Expertice    S&OP, Demand and or Production Planning, Logistics.
  • English Level    Speak       90 %    Read    90 %    Write 90    %
  • Technical skills
    • Concept    Level
    • Microsoft Office Suite.    Advance
    • Salesforce    Intermediate
    • SAP    Intermediate
    • Tableau    Basic/intermediate


Requisition ID: 529917


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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