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Mgr I-Quality - Microbiology

Req #: 18000556_en
Location: Marion, NC US
Job Category: Quality
Date Posted: 2/27/2018 11:53:44 AM
Baxter International


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 Summary

Manage through subordinates the coordination of the activities of the Microbiology Laboratory. Responsible for results in terms of product quality and conformance to regulations and Baxter quality policies.


Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the activities of the Microbiology laboratory with responsibility for results in terms of product quality, performance and safety. Implements the quality systems procedures and manages compliance in a section or department.
  • Understands and assures conformance to regulations in the Microbiology laboratory.
  • Interfaces with regulators during regulatory inspections.
  • May participate in or manage quality assessments of internal operations and suppliers to analyze compliance and assess risk.
  • Interacts frequently with subordinate supervisors and functional peer group managers.
  • Identifies and manages continuous improvement projects with the objective of achieving quality, reliability and cost improvements.
  • Develops budget for the department and ensures adherence to the budget.
  • Manages the coaching, training and development process of subordinates.
  • Sustain a clean and safe work area using 6S principles
  • Learn, understand and apply rigorous quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable procedures, specifications, regulations and standards.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage/supervise a team of employees.
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • Good interpersonal/communication/influencing/negotiation skills.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Understand verbal and written safety and quality instructions and read and comprehend written work instructions including words and drawings.
  • Strong technical written skills



Required Education and Experience
BS degree in Biology, Microbiology or equivalent field. At least, 5 years of professional experience in Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering or related field which should include at least 3 years of supervisory experience.
Other Duties as Assigned
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime is worked as required.

 A Career That Matters


Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.


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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