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Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Hybrid 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): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Location(s):  N/A

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.

Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist  


The Global Sourcing Mission at BSC: Partner ​with best-in-industry suppliers ​to provide materials, products, innovation, and services that drive a ​competitive advantage ​for Boston Scientific.   


About the Role:  

The Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist at Boston Scientific is responsible for developing and executing category and sourcing strategies for PCBAs and commercial-off-the-shelf. Manage supplier relationships to meet or exceed product quality, service & cost improvement objectives. Lead a category team, made up of cross-functional partners in Supplier Quality and Supplier Engineering, to achieve category objectives. Collaborate with Divisional stakeholders to align on optimal sourcing strategies in support of source selection for New Product Development.  


Your Responsibilities Include: 

  • Establishing category strategies that result in a sustainable competitive advantage. 
  • Managing strategic supplier relationships in line with company and category expectations. 
  • Negotiating and executing contracts that deliver the best outcomes for Boston Scientific  
  • Driving sustained year-over-year value improvement related to quality, service, and cost.  
  • Defining technology roadmaps that align with long-term product / patient needs. 
  • Collaborating with Supplier Engineering to develop should-cost models. 
  • Gathering and analyzing market intelligence and reporting on trends, risks, etc.   
  • Identifying market/sourcing risks and working with stakeholders to define and execute mitigation plans. 
  • Providing source selection recommendations for new products that align with the category strategy. 
  • Driving early supplier involvement with R&D to achieve development objectives, timelines, and costs. 
  • Attending on-site supplier visits for assessments, negotiations, business reviews, etc. 
  • Facilitating the identification and evaluation of new materials or technologies. 
  • Identifying and rationalizing insourcing vs outsourcing opportunities. 
  • Supporting or leading business process improvement projects 
  • Providing support to Site Purchasing Teams as required. 
  • Establishing a work environment of continuous improvement that supports Boston Scientific’s Quality Policy, Quality System, and applicable regulations. 
  • Facilitating supplier business reviews 
  • Travel Expectation: 20% 



What We're Looking For: 


Required Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor’s degree within Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, or related field 
  • 6+ years of experience in Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, or Supplier Relationship Management 


Preferred Qualifications: 


  • MBA and / or Professional Certification (CPSM, CPIM, CSCP, PMP, Lean Six Sigma, etc.) 
  • Electronics experience preferred
  • Experience working in the medical device industry 


Requisition ID: 522372


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 drug-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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Supply Chain Manager, Operations, Management

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