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Sr. Manager of Professional Services

Req #: 180007YO_en
Location: Deerfield, IL US
Job Category: Purchasing
Date Posted: 4/9/2018 9:48:38 AM
Baxter International


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.


This position will be responsible for supporting Global Marketing and Advertising, Global Market Research, Print Services, Global Card Programs, Corporate Communications, and other Business Services.  This individual will need to be able to drive complex negotiations, define strategy, manage supplier relationships and support key stakeholders to improve service levels and reduce total costs.  Key responsibilities include:

1) Design and implement sourcing and category management strategies and develop internal/supplier relationships that extract maximum value from the current and potential supplier base.
2) Lead the supplier selection and contract negotiation process and achieve best value by: (a) leading the appropriate sourcing process for new contracts, (b) executing the contract negotiation strategy and (c) leading the contract implementation and the identification of opportunities for expanded supplier relationships.
3) Ability to engage with multiple stakeholders to establish annual goals, forecasted spend, savings expectations and performance objectives.
4) Monitor category and/or supplier spending, both in aggregate and via patterns/cycles, and continuously evaluate options to reduce total cost of ownership. Monitor compliance to preferred agencies.  In depth understanding of suppliers capabilities, capacity and overall financial stability.
5) Stimulate and support product innovation; develop market intelligence and benchmarking; act as subject matter expert in commodity and supplier market dynamics; proactively identify new markets and supplier sources.
6) Develop and manage working relationships with both internal Baxter functions and suppliers to manage resolution of supplier issues.
7) Drive implementation of the Baxter Supplier Quality Standard and develop strong, ethical relationships with world-class suppliers consistent with Baxter Shared Values and Baxter's Business Practice Standard for Suppliers.
8)  Utilize a network to drive best demonstrated practices across the categories and implement globally.


1) Bachelor's Degree 2) MBA desirable 3) C.P.M. and A.P.P. desirable 4) Ability to think strategically and globally 5) Excellent project management, facilitation, interpersonal and negotiation skills 6) Financial acumen; high degree of ethics 7) Ability to build strategic supplier relationships 8) Ability to work effectively in a matrix environment 9) Minimum of 7-10 years overall business and/or purchasing 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 email to Corporate_Staffing_Deerfield@baxter.com or call 877-229-4748 (877-BaxHR4U) and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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