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Director, Supply Chain - Guayama, PR

Req #: 170006SO_en
Location: Guayama, PR US
Job Category: Supply Chain
Date Posted: 11/29/2017 10:32:14 AM
Baxter International

Director, Supply Chain - Guayama, PR

Baxter International Inc.

Guayama, PR

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

Primary purpose of the Director, Supply Chain role includes directing the planning, procurement and purchasing of raw materials, packaging components, spare parts, supplies and services necessary for the manufacture of Baxter Guayama products. Role purpose also includes directing the planning, and scheduling of the synthetic manufacturing operation in order to maintain corporate desired yield and inventory levels.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Maintain compliance with all applicable transportation, import, export and Foreign Trade Zones regulations.  Direction of all aspects related to warehousing, receiving and shipping as well as customer orders processing.
  • Purchasing - Maintain solid and cost effective supply chain and business relationship with supplies.
  • Shipping and Receiving - Provide plant with product shipment plans, which are at low cost and safe; receive materials in a cost efficient manner.
  • Operation of Foreign Trade Zone, Product Storing and distribution in accordance with all applicable regulations (DOT, IATA, OSHA, FDA, Export, Import, Foreign Trade Zone, etc.).  Provide plant with systems that assure storing and distribution will be performed according to all applicable regulations.
  • Production Planning and Inventory Control - Maintain system for manufacturing yield calculation and inventory control.
  • Safety - Maintain safety conditions in all related areas such as warehouse, tank farm and drum storage.



  • Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills.
  • Knowledge of financial management concepts applied to a manufacturing environment.


Education and Experience:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree, from an accredited institution, preferably in a Science or Business Administration. MBA or Master in Science in business preferred.
  • 12+ years Industry experience (5-7 years in supervisor/managerial experience) with at least 5 years of manufacturing experience.
  • Experience in all aspects of the manufacturing process in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or comparable environment.
  • APICS certification like CPIM or CSCP preferred.
  • Understanding and executed key concept like KanBan, MRP, Inventory reduction initiatives and S&OP process implementations
  • Experience with Lean and Six sigma methodologies
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)




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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