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Supply Planner

Req #: 17000AA6_en
Location: Old Toongabbie, NSW AU
Job Category: Supply Chain
Date Posted: 12/13/2017 7:41:19 PM
Baxter International
Supply Planner

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 anaesthetics; 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.

What You’ll Be Doing

Baxter is seeking an experienced Supply Planner to join the team in Old Toongabbie, on a 14-month maternity leave contract. Your main duties will include supporting commercial and operational business needs by developing, executing and managing purchase plans for designated 3rd party and intercompany product portfolios. The primary objective of this position is to ensure inventory investment optimisation across Australia and New Zealand whilst meeting commercial and other operational targets.


• Develop, compile and analyse purchase plans (in consultation with Demand Planners and Product Managers as required) to achieve line fill rate and inventory optimisation targets for designated portfolio.
• Establish and maintain strong supplier relationships globally and locally to facilitate timely supply of quality goods and services.
• Liaise with key stakeholders to maintain data integrity for all aspects of product and supplier set up within the ERP system.
• Liaise with key stakeholders to facilitate new product set up to meet business and customer service expectations.
• Work closely with Demand Planners and commercial stakeholders to ensure the seamless integration (including run out plans where necessary) of new and existing products to minimise obsolescence cost and customer impact.
• Ensure compliance to GMP & GDP requirements.
• Generate quarterly forecasts or ad hoc analysis of inventory investment and purchases for financial forecast process.
• Generate and collate supply specific data in preparation of the monthly SI&OP process.
• Utilising tools as guided by line manager, generate safety stock and target inventory levels across the network for review with Senior Manager, Supply Chain Planning.
• Operate inclusively and collaborate with team members and business stakeholders to foster a culture of continuous improvement.
• Ensure Environmental, Health & Safety is considered and applied under the following guidelines.

Do you have what it takes to build a career here?


• 3+ years Planning and / or Logistics experience;
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills (financial acumen desirable);
• A track record in driving continuous improvement and best practices;
• Demonstrated negotiation and conflict management skills;
• Exceptional planning and organisational skills;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills;
• Strong influencing skills;
• APICS qualification or Undergraduate Degree in business, commerce or economics highly desirable.

Why Baxter?

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.

Apply today and experience a career that matters! Applications close on 13th December 2017.

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law.

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