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Date: Mar 23, 2019

Location: Spencer, IN, US, 47460

Company: Boston Scientific

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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.


The Manufacturing Buyer II is responsible for obtaining materials, components, and equipment. Gathers quotations, examines bids, and makes awards. Determines material requirements from engineering and production schedules and maintains inventory at planned levels. Plans, schedules, and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle. Evaluates vendor reliability, develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate. Conducts negotiations and concludes contracts with suppliers that are in the best interest of the company. Monitors cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.  Develops specifications for new contract orders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluates and selects suppliers based upon assessment of their quality system and capabilities.
  • Manages component supply and inventory levels for product line(s), planning and purchasing for material requirements and ensuring flow of materials to the production floor.
  • 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 within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Have a general knowledge of alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the business unit.
  • Works under general supervision regarding the direction and progress of projects and special assignments.
  • Receives limited instruction on standard issues, and detailed instructions on new assignments.
  • Follows standard procedures requiring some interpretation of established policies, procedures and practices.
  • Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy.


Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 or more years buying/purchasing role in a manufacturing environment


Preferred Experience

  • QAD knowledge preferred
  • Medical Device buyer experience preferred
  • SAP and strong Excel skills


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.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 443780


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