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Principal Supply Chain Planner Job

Additional Locations: US-CA-San Jose



Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


Principal Supply Chain Planner


About the role:

The Principal Supply Chain Planner stands between Sales/Marketing and Manufacturing to ensure customer demand is being satisfied as profitably as possible.  The Principal Supply Chain Planner will support, monitor, and maintain finished goods inventory levels and system integrity.  The right candidate will possess the skills and aptitude required to plan a quickly growing and highly complex product line, provide cross functional supply chain support and drive the SI&OP process.  The Principal Supply Chain Planner will demonstrate a high level of decision making skills and will be required to work autonomously and communicate effectively.

At Boston Scientific, our products and technologies are used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions. We continue to innovate in key areas and are extending our innovations into new geographies and high-growth adjacency markets. In Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Guidance we offer solutions to help physicians visualize and treat coronary patients. Boston Scientific develops, manufactures, and markets a broad array of products and services that enable less-invasive care for some of the most threatening cardiac conditions.

Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Demand Planning/Scheduling:
    • Work with Marketing/customers to identify all known demand sources
    • Review and understand demand signals from regional teams
    • Review stocking strategies and approve changes noting input elements resulting in change
    • Optimally manage capital equipment demand planning and inventory management, a unique portion of Boston Scientific’s portfolio.
  • New Product Launch Management:
    • Participate in the launch of new products as PDP Core Team Member; develop forecasts, cannibalization plans, and introduction schedules.
    • Influence and direct the core team on product launches to ensure they are both beneficial to the business and help optimize the portfolio.
  • Inventory Management:
    • Assist GSCM/Director with development of inventory plans;
    • Monitor inventory performance to plan and targets;
    • Assist GSCM with management of expired, excess and obsolescence reserves;
    • Allocate inventory to regions in short supply situations.
  • Supply Chain Execution:
    • Support regular planning processes - maintain forecasts (Marketing Handshake);
    • Monitor manufacturing execution (Manufacturing Handshake);
    • Provide inventory analysis; proactively manage backorders.
    • Drive SI&OP Process
  • Achieve Core 5 Performance Metrics: Service Level, Backorder, Inventory, Forecast Accuracy, Schedule Adherence.
  • Travel: 25% travel required


What We’re Looking For:

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and work experience in related field.
  • 7+ years’ experience in materials management, manufacturing planning or inventory control function.
  • Working experience with DRP, MPS, MRP, SAP or ERP System.
  • Extremely strong PC skills utilizing such software programs as Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to successfully interact 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.


Qualifications Preferred:

  • Strong communication skills: able to present information to varying levels of an organization
  • Strong collaboration skills: able to build relationships and trust with cross-functional business partners
  • Strong analytical skills: able to efficiently use data to make good decisions
  • Business Acumen




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: 436434


Boston Scientific
Full time
Maple Grove, MN 55311, US