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Procurement Lead

Req #: 180006SO_en
Location: Dublin, L IE
Job Category: Purchasing
Date Posted: 3/21/2018 11:58:55 AM
Baxter International


About Baxter
Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-centre 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.
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.
The Role
As a Procurement Lead you will manage and support specific direct and indirect purchasing activities within the Compounding units at Deansgrange and Sandyford in Ireland. You will actively check and maintain supplier data within the Baxter systems. You will monitor and manage supplier performance ensuring they are meeting Baxter requirements. Your responsibilities will also include managing supplier relationships, supporting new product introductions and lead performance improvements and supplier value improvement projects.
  • Manage direct reports responsible for material purchasing.
  • Accountable for inventory management and first line resolution of issues.
  • Secure and manage supply chains.
  • Implement and manage contracts for products and services related to compounding.
  • Support new drug/material setup in accordance with SOP and Baxter systems.
  • Support harmonization projects for supplier and materials across several compounding sites.
  • Provide data analysis as required to support business.
  • Manage and present budget and forecasting.
  • Agree mechanisms for Rebate/IPHA schemes with suppliers and local finance, including claim methodology mechanics.
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders on supplier performance, opportunities and issues.
  • Communicate and coach non PSM employees on purchasing best practices to ensure purchasing compliance.


  • Procurement qualification or relevant experience.
  • Extensive relevant experience in purchasing role and inventory management.
  • Experience and knowledge of managing internal and external supplier relationships.
  • Experience in Forecasting and Budgeting
  • Experience in managing new product/contract implementation.

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