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Director, Program Management

Req #: 180000NK_en
Location: Round Lake, IL US
Job Category: Research and Development
Date Posted: 1/4/2018 5:50:07 PM
Baxter International


Director Program Management
Baxter International
Round Lake, IL

About Baxter

Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services.

The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries.

Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.

Position Overview

Provides cross functional leadership on key high value projects for the Pharmaceutical business. Assures that quality is built into the design during new product development. Proactively monitors the project timelines and develops strategies to mitigated risks. Provides oversight for various project and core team initiatives to ensure smooth delivery of the project. Report out on the progress on a routine cadence to senior management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages a cross-functional team on delivering a new drug delivery platform.

  • Direct responsibility for a team of project managers to ensure smooth execution of platform technologies.

  • Understands and deploys processes to assure conformance to the PDLM process in an expedited manner.

  • Periodically reviews the progress and risk mitigation efforts with executive management

  • Interacts frequently with all levels of internal management as well as across functions and business units.

  • Participates in interactions with customers and regulators concerning product design, systems and processes.

  • Identifies and manages continuous improvement projects that may span multiple sections or departments with the objective of achieving quality, reliability and cost improvements.

  • Responsible for adherence to specifications and procedures that have been established to ensure product quality.

  • Develops long term plans for the project.

  • Manages overall coaching, training, development and succession plans for the team.


  • In depth knowledge of the regulatory environment for manufacture of pharmaceutical products.
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated success in managing a crossfunctional team.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Success working with multifunctional, global teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication/influencing/negotiation skills required
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

Education and/or Experience:

  • BS in science or engineering; advanced degree helpful. 
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in Program Management or related field in the pharmaceutical and medical products industry.
  • 7+ years project management experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations
Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to Americas_TTA@baxter.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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