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Sr. Buyer (Hybrid)

Company: Boston Scientific
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Additional Locations: US-MN-Minneapolis

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.

Join the Materials Management team at Boston Scientific in Arden Hills, MN as a Senior Buyer/Planner in our Purchasing department! Boston Scientific is a medical device manufacturer delivering millions of medical solutions annually across the globe. Arden Hills produces both sterilized finished goods and sub-assemblies assisting the plant network, providing many unique challenges for Materials Management. You will have the opportunity to be part of a fast-pasted, rapidly growing global team. Materials Management includes production planning, direct purchasing, and material handling, which all interact frequently with production. Be a part of a hard-working and fun team, while tackling disputing responsibilities.

This role is responsible for assisting new product or acquisition integration teams by creating and monitoring build plans, attaining raw materials, OEM parts, tooling, and services in enough quantities to enable project team to achieve objectives for new product commercialization & integration. This is a hybrid position.

Your Responsibilities Include:

* Materials Administration: Generates, adjusts, and expedites purchase orders based on MRP (material requirements planning) along with pertinent information being used to run the business, i.e. schedule adherence, S&OP, etc.

* Generates buy action based on authorized spending amount; Collaborates with the Planning Team to maintain optimal inventory levels and find the proper priorities for material support; Tracks and monitors purchase orders, keeping informed of any problems/delays and advertises any impacts/constraints to the core team.

* Supplier Management: Monitors and advertises quality and delivery performance to the supplier and Global Sourcing Team; Responsible to resolve supplier related problems (works closely with vendors to assure a positive and professional relationship always establishing and maintaining open lines of communication); Controls assets at suppliers, disposing of obsolete assets and monitoring the age of others.

* Total Quality: Reviews and approves all raw material document change orders; Maintains accurate purchasing master data, AVL, info record, etc.; Interfaces with Engineering, Manufacturing, Planning and Quality to ensure timely throughput and proper prioritization of materials received.

* Inventory Management: Typically manages moderate to high complexity commodities and expense items; Formulates purchasing decisions to achieve 100% internal customer service, targeted inventory safety stock and least total cost material procurement; Identifies expired, excess, and obsolete materials and dispositions the material appropriately.

* Panning Management: Analyze and inform supply chain performance and diagnose key improvement areas (e.g., forecast accuracy, supply variability, Inventory DIOH, service level, backorder, EE&O etc.). Support the monthly Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SI&OP) processes to ensure uniform adoption across the divisional supply chain planning groups. Support process adherence and master data accuracy for demand planning, replenishment and inventory planning and optimization within the scope of SI&OP leveraging the Kinaxis - Rapid Response solution, a recognized leader in supply chain planning software.

What We're Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree required

* Minimum of 5 plus years of experience in purchasing, supply chain, inventory management or planning

* Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization as well as with external vendors

* Experience working in Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

* Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, or related field

* Experience in a manufacturing environment

* Experience working in SAP/Rapid Response (or comparable ERP) system

Requisition ID: 553638

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!

Keywords: Boston Scientific, St. Paul , Sr. Buyer (Hybrid), Professions , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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