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Sr Mgr, Engineering

Req #: 180005CL_en
Location: Bangalore, KA IN
Job Category: Research and Development
Date Posted: 4/12/2018 7:18:38 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 Overview
Create and manage a department vision that aligns with the organization's vision or strategic plan. Based on significant technical expertise, reviews and approves complex design concepts and provides general direction to technical staff. Utilizes solid understanding of theories and practices of a variety of disciplines to manage complex projects or programs within boundaries of quality, time and budget. Acknowledged outside of business unit or division for input on programs of some magnitude. Exhibits creativity and innovation in completing divisional and cross-functional/business unit responsibilities. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Effectively communicate, and realize vision and strategy for the organization that aligns with the business and patient needs.
Ability to lead functional and technical managers/leaders in the group that ensures clear accountability and operational excellence.
Ensures that succession planning and talent pipeline is in place for technical and functional leadership across multiple functions and/or technical disciplines.
Leverage partnerships effectively with cross functional teams including the business unit, quality, program management, manufacturing, regulatory, medical and clinical to achieve business results.
Establish processes for effective resource management from planning through execution in close collaboration with program management.
Foster an environment where mentoring, coaching, career growth and progression, and employee development are critical focus areas.
Create a culture and environment that attracts, develops, retains, and grows diverse and top talent aligned with organizational strategy.
Actively communicate and advocate team’s capabilities and accomplishments.
Collaborate across multiple locations to leverage talent and processes effectively.
Responsible for development of state-of-the-art industry expertise and technical competencies as well as effective deployment throughout a multi-site organization.
Ensure effective performance management.
Applies knowledge of medical device lifecycle management to effectively drive specific phases of product development and sustainability with high quality and predictability of timeline and budget.
Demonstrates understanding of and adherence to FDA, ISO and IEC design control procedures, regulations and standards and ensures appropriate design controls are being adhered to during sustaining engineering efforts and new product development. 
Takes accountability for resource staffing and project execution with proactive management of technical and project risk to ensure delivery of business commitments.
Ensure product reliability and cost targets are realized and effective application of risk management processes.
Works effectively in a collaborative climate among internal and external teams/ business units to achieve organizational goals in a matrixed environment.
Takes ownership for the continuous improvement initiatives within the assigned function in alignment with business needs.
Demonstrates understanding of customer, patient & therapy needs, and product roadmaps, for the business franchises that are supported.
Contributes to strategic planning for the assigned function and development of product/platform/technology roadmaps
Identifies and builds strategic technical competencies and system approach to realize all aspects of product development including innovation/ideation.
Drives effective collaboration with external partners.
Support an effective CoE and/or product ownership strategy and realization for multi-site teams.
Lead the development and integration of project strategies which may cross several disciplines; evaluate alternatives against agreed criteria. With team, select strategies and appropriate level of risk and understanding full range of implications across the system.

Manage, identify, hire, develop and recognize technical staff; Create and maintain employee and organizational development; as well as HR plans which meet business needs.

Review and analyze proposals to determine if benefits derived and possible applications justify expenditures. Approve and submit proposal to Sr. Management. Responsible for preparation of project cost estimates up to multi-million dollar range. Manages and forecasts all project expenditures and cost tracking.

Responsible for policy setting and defining procedures for the staff in accomplishing and documenting projects. Assist in the development of overall engineering department policy.

Approve protocols and support documentation (engineering change requests, system change forms, etc.) in order to secure project release. Develop staff members to assume technical approver role.

Develop strategic resource plan from multiple global locations and engineering resources.


Qualifications / Experience and/or Background
Bachelors in Mechanical or Chemical engineering, or relevant engineering discipline, Masters preferred, 12-15 years experience.
Must be well versed in engineering disciplines (for e.g. fluid flow, thermodynamics, heat transfer, static's and dynamics, engineering materials). Must possess knowledge of related disciplines.

Knowledge of GMPs, FDA guidelines, purchasing practices and process validation.

Must be self-motivated, have good interpersonal skills, capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience.

Ability to manage multiple cross-functional teams simultaneously.

Ability to design and influence outside of immediate scope of responsibility.

Maintain industry contacts and be involved in industry interest groups.

Proven track record of management/leadership effectiveness.
 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, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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