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Principal Supply Chain Planner - Valencia, CA/Remote

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): 

Valencia, CA, US, 91355

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.

Principal Supply Chain Planner


About the Role:


At Boston Scientific, the Principal Supply Chain Planner is responsible for planning and scheduling the demand planning activities required to meet customer needs, marketing requirements, and service level objectives.  In addition, they will support, monitor, and maintain finished goods inventory levels and system integrity.  The Principal Supply Chain Planner will possess the skills and aptitude required to plan multiple product lines, provide cross functional supply chain support to key stakeholders (Marketing, Country Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Distribution) and lead the SI&OP process.  The Principal Supply Chain Planner will demonstrate a high level of decision-making skills and will have the ability to work autonomously.


Your Responsibilities Include:


Demand Planning


  • Lead demand management meeting as part of the SI&OP process
  • Review statistically generated forecasts with Marketing and Finance and drive for consensus forecast creation.
  • Review Safety stock targets and approve changes, noting input elements resulting in change.
  • Work with Global Marketing, Country Demand Planning, and Country Operations groups to identify all known demand sources (customer orders, scheduling agreements, distributor shipment, consignment, etc.)


New Product Launch Management


  • Core Team Member for Supply Chain on New Product Development Team.
  • Develop launch plans, including forecasts, inventory targets, cannibalization plans, and introduction schedules with support of stakeholders.
  • Execute launch workbooks and prepare distribution chain for product launch.


Inventory Management

  • Support the development of inventory plans
  • Establish inventory targets using MEIO
  • Monitor inventory performance to plan and targets
  • Management of expired, excess and obsolescence reserves
  • Allocate inventory worldwide

Supply Chain Execution

  • Support daily/weekly/monthly planning processes utilizing Rapid Response (Advanced Planning System)
  • Manage global demand signal for manufacturing (net requirements)
  • Monitor manufacturing execution (On Time Delivery Manufacturing)
  • Proactively manage service level exceptions and backorders
  • Lead monthly Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning Process
  • Achieve Core 5 Performance Metrics: Service Level; Backorder; Inventory; Forecast Accuracy; Job.


What We’re Looking For:
Required Qualifications:


  • Four-year degree in Materials Management/Engineering or related field/equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years’ experience in supply chain planning, materials management, manufacturing planning or inventory control function.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to successfully interact and influence at all levels of the organization both domestically and internationally.
  • Self-motivated independent worker and self-starter
  • Consistently performs to a high level of accuracy in all tasks, high level of attention to detail
  • Highly adaptable, flexible, and willing to accept new ideas, processes, and procedures
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills and able to make efficient decisions.
  • Working knowledge of DRP, MRP, and MPS.
  • Extremely strong PC skills utilizing such software programs as Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • APICS certification – CPIM or CSCP
  • Experience utilizing SAP or other ERP systems
  • Experience utilizing Rapid Response or other Planning Systems.
  • JIT experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Continuous improvement experience including Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing



Requisition ID: 545660


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: Los Angeles

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