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Sup II-OpEx

Req #: 180005AP_en
Location: Marion, NC US
Job Category: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 3/2/2018 3:01:20 PM
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.


The Supervisor II, Manufacturing position is responsible for implementing and supervising all activities in the production area to ensure manufacturing goals and project deadlines are met while maintaining compliance with current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs), environmental health and safety (EHS) guidelines and any other regulations that could apply.  Focus is on optimization for the use of raw materials, equipment and personnel in producing quality products.  May monitor and control labor and capital expenditures. May assist in developing budgets. Recommends manufacturing policies, procedures and programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervisor is expected to provide guidance, support, direction and leadership through positive interactions with all personnel during daily operations.
  • Responsible for supervising the day-to-day production, scheduling, staffing, material management, compliance, training and auditing activities – to meet customer requirements including deadlines and quality standards.
  • Interview, hire, coach, motivate, develop and discipline staff.  Conduct annual performance reviews for all direct reports. Assist in setting performance objectives and development plans. Monitor progress.
  • Review, approve, and manage documentation for batch and system records.  Assist in release of product for distribution.  Assist in meeting product release time goals.
  • Emphasize training programs designed to enable staff to consistently execute all manufacturing processes with strict compliance to cGMPs and EHS regulations.
  • Develop and implement performance measurement and internal auditing programs in order to routinely evaluate operation efficiency and quality.  Implement changes as needed based on assessments.
  • Perform/lead technical reviews, investigations and process improvement projects.  Provide manufacturing input into integration and validation of new equipment and processes.
  • Resolves technical, material and cGMP problems that may impact project deadlines.  Provide guidance and troubleshooting assistance as needed during a deviation in the process.
  • Represent the company during FDA inspections.  Provide information as necessary to FDA that establishes credibility and demonstrates compliance with cGMPs.
  • Provide a positive and equitable working environment emphasizing the Baxter Shared Values: Respect /Responsiveness / Results.
  • 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)


Qualifications for this role

  • In-depth process knowledge of related manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing plant setting.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret scientific and statistical data.
  • Strong professional writing skills and ability to prepare technical reports.
  • Experienced understanding of cGMPs and other regulatory guidelines applicable to the medical/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong assessment and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to respond to detailed inquiries, and present information to groups and senior management.
  • May be required to supervise multiple groups/shifts.
  • Overtime may be required at times. 
  • Good computer skills.
  • Understand verbal and written safety and quality instructions and read and comprehend written work instructions including words and drawings.
  • Must have basic English written and oral communication skills adequate to communicate with other team members.
Education and Experience
  • BS degree in engineering discipline with 3-5 years of manufacturing experience or AA degree or equivalent manufacturing experience. 
  • Plus 4-6 years supervisory related experience 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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