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Manager - Transportation

Req #: 180003IH_en
Location: Waukegan, IL US
Job Category: Supply Chain
Date Posted: 2/8/2018 2:11:30 PM
Baxter International

Description

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.
 
Manages the day-to-day operation of multiple locations, teams and departments of the organization's customer-facing operations across a region in the US. This can include 3-Pl logistics partners, distribution customer operations and transportation and logistics partners. Accountable for the strategic plan for the department(s)/area(s) and sponsors all projects to achieve business results. Constantly pursues creative ways to improve the operation of the department(s)/area(s).
 
Responsible for US home patient delivery operations in a region (multiple states and upwards to 30+ direct reports). Analyzes distribution, cost analysis, budgeting, forecasting, resource management, technology advancements, and a variety of other problems to provide or formulate and develop modified solutions to business issues affecting the daily operations function
  • Job requires 15%-25% Travel
  • Leads one or multiple functions in Supply Chain operations to ensure that customers receive the best possible service at the most effective cost. Directly manages the private fleet in the region to ensure customer requirements are met in an efficient and cost effective manner.  Develop and lead programs to improve supply chain operations.
  • Act as liaison between customers, distribution, internal Supply Chain, sales, marketing, field service, accounting, and external vendors to resolve status, production, delivery and billing inquiries.
  • Accountable for employee and operational compliance with established internal policies and practices, as well as divisional, state and federal healthcare regulatory requirements including but not limited EH&S, OSHA, FDA, EPA, and DOT.
  • Develops the function's budgets, key imperatives, and strategic plans. Evaluates various alternatives and makes the decision to ensure the business and customer needs are met.
  • Accountable for overseeing functional talent management objectives are met. Manage staffing requirements including resource planning and analysis. Will be actively involved in recruiting, selection, and staffing of teams. Additionally, sets the functional key performance indicators and the overall functional performance objectives. Handles and supports all escalated HR issues, worker’s compensation, and legal matters.
  • Develop and administer operating budget for areas of responsibility. Responsible for all accounts payable activities and invoice processing for regional activity.

Qualifications

Qualifications include:
Must have demonstrated & excellent leadership, interpersonal, planning and communication skills. Customer orientation, collaboration skills and the ability to prioritize major improvement activities. Must be able to think innovatively and strategically. Additionally, must be results driven and have good project management skills. 
Bachelor's Degree preferred, or equivalent experience including 5 - 8 years’ management experience within a customer facing transportation and delivery operations environment.
 
High proficiency in multiple computer applications including but not limited to Excel, Power Point, Word, DOT on board computers, and warehouse management systems.  Experience in Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations.

 

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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