Buyer/Planner I Job

Boston Scientific Minnetonka , MN 55345

Posted 2 months ago

Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota (US-MN), United States (US)

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Hiring Manager: Ross A Burgard

Recruiter: Megan Marie Rogers

Join the Materials Management team at Boston Scientific in Minnetonka, MN and Arden Hills, MN as a Buyer 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 supporting 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!

About This Role:

The Buyer I is responsible for supporting new product or acquisition integration teams by creating and monitoring build plans, procuring raw materials, supply items, and manufacturing aids in enough quantities to enable project team to achieve objectives for new product commercialization & integration. This will initially be a dual site role - supporting manufacturing throughout the Minnetonka and Arden Hills sites. This includes supporting site transfer and ramp up activities to consolidate manufacturing in the Arden Hills site.

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; Coordinates with the Planning Team to maintain optimal inventory levels and determine the proper priorities for material support; Tracks and monitors purchase orders, keeping informed of any problems/delays and communicates any impacts/constraints to the Planner(s), manufacturing manager/supervisor or engineering discipline impacted by the change; Supports material needs for the product development process to ensure BSC's competitive first-to-market strategy; Coordinates subcontracted materials; Generates on-going cost savings through the Value Improvement Process

  • Supplier Management: Monitors and communicates 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: Adheres to CGMP and FDA requirements; 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.

  • Planning Management: Analyze and communicate 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 (MEIO) 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 OR a minimum of 5 years relative experience required

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to communicate at all levels of leadership

Preferred Qualifications

  • SAP and Rapid Response knowledge preferred

  • Medical Device Industry Experience preferred

  • If you do not have a bachelor's degree, applicants working towards a degree are preferred

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: 469908

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