Senior Purchasing Manager

Company Name: Boston Scientific

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US - 55112

Job Duration: 2024-05-15 to 2024-06-14


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.


About the Role:

Lead a team directly responsible for the procurement of materials used to assemble medical devices and equipment. Leads team engaged in purchasing components while managing spend and inventory targets. Ensures continuity of supply to meet production builds and delivery of products to customers and patients worldwide.


Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and implement direct purchasing strategies and goals to maintain healthy inventory levels and mitigate supply risk while optimizing inventory
  • Ensure stable supply chain for the business through effective supplier and inventory management procedures and partnerships
  • Align direct purchasing into internal and external SI&OP processes, ensuring effective coordination of supply & capacity planning
  • Partner with global sourcing, production, engineering and quality teams to drive improvements and meet business goals
  • Collaborate with customers and key partners to align strategies to meet service commitments, capacity, space, project support and resource needs
  • Monitor purchasing processes and supply chain opportunities, intervening as required to ensure optimal performance and compliance
  • Drive Lean Business Process improvement strategy to deliver safety, quality, service and cost improvements across the purchasing organization
  • Establish and monitor performance to annual and long-range budget; monitor and improve financial performance, inventory levels and spend
  • Work closely with BSC global purchasing, finance and quality teams to ensure procedures align with BSC standard policies and requirements


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 7-10 years of Purchasing experience
  • Related functional and leadership experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated capability collaborating within a complex and matrix global distribution and manufacturing environment
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly at all levels of an organization
  • Medical device/technology industry experience
  • Demonstrated high degree of integrity, professionalism, and ability to establish credibility
  • High sense of urgency and commitment to execution



Requisition ID: 583214

Among other requirements, Boston Scientific maintains specific prohibited substance testing requirements for safety-sensitive positions.  This role is deemed safety-sensitive and, as such, candidates will be subject to a drug test as a pre-employment requirement.  The goal of the drug testing is to increase workplace safety in compliance with the applicable law.  

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 prohibited substance 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.