Mgr II, Quality
Baxter International Inc. 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; biosurgery 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 50,000 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.
Leads a team of Quality professionals to develop, implement and sustain plant quality Engineering practices with Baxter and Regulatory Quality system requirements. Serve as thought leader, subject matter expert and coach on a broad array of quality system elements, including but not limited to Process Controls, Qualification & Validation, Risk Management, Corrective and Preventive Actions. Manage through subordinates the coordination of the activities of several sections or departments in the Quality organization. Responsible for results in terms of product quality and conformance to regulations and Baxter quality policies
Assigns and manages the work of self and direct reports to:
Develop and implement systems, procedures and policies to assure compliance with appropriate regulatory agencies and regulations to include but not limited to ISO Standards, cGMP's, FDA regulations and company policies and procedures.
Author, review and implement the quality systems procedures in several sections or departments and manages compliance to the system.
Drives quality and manufacturing improvements to ensure our processes are in state of control.
Assure product compliance to specifications through implementation of inspection criteria and procedures in operation’s processes.
Manage interactions with regulators and customers to represent the company products and processes.
Develop and analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine present standards and establish proposed finished product’s quality and reliability expectancy.
Apply standard operating practices and problem solving methodology across the organization. Serve as role model and coach to employees at all levels in the application of best practices.
Identify and lead projects and initiatives to improve the quality system. Interact with Baxter larger organization on projects and initiatives as assigned.
Manage and develop staff.
Financial responsibilities and accountabilities include: department and capital budgeting and expenditures for areas of responsibility.
Understands and assures conformance to regulations applicable to several sections or departments. Interfaces with regulators during inspections.
May participate in or manage quality assessments of internal operations and suppliers to analyze compliance and assess risk.
Excellent command of process validation and risk management for medical device.
Thorough knowledge of applicable procedures, specifications, regulations and standards.
Demonstrated Experience managing quality personnel, specifically Quality Engineers, managing performance and developing teams.
Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally and interact with plant and corporate personnel at all levels.
Engineering depth and ability to understand product and process operating principles, control points and methods, design and process interactions and end user impact.
Demonstrated capacity to develop validation strategy and lead team to execute.
BS in science or engineering; advanced degree helpful.
7 years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering or related field.
4 years of management experience.
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