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Manufacturing Superintendent, Sterilization

Req # JR - 095001 Location Cleveland, Mississippi, United States Job Category Manufacturing Date posted 04/10/2024

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 

Your role at Baxter:

You have deep knowledge of and experience with manufacturing processes. You understand the importance of building relationships, establishing order, and maintaining clear communication channels. As a Manufacturing Superintendent, you are a leader who is willing to listen and inspire others by your actions. You also appreciate the stability of a large multinational company with a long history of growth and success. Your team is an extension of your family, and you know how to support them as individuals while helping them achieve results as a team.

Your role as Superintendent positions you to be directly involved in the physical production that enables Baxter to fulfill our mission to save and sustain lives. You manage the line between meeting production timelines and making quality products. As a manager, you are the trusted critical connection between the business and the workers on the floor.

Your team:

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 vital therapies and technologies. We focus on growing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.

What you'll be doing:

  • Responsible for meeting production requirements, delivering quality products to customers in a timely fashion and cost-efficient manner.

  • Identify/prioritize/provide resources to assist the department manager to meet the annual operating plan and budgetary commitments.

  • Supervise the daily manufacturing operations across a department or multiple departments.

  • Emphasize training and implement control systems on the shift or multiple shifts to eliminate product discrepancies.

  • Contribute to employee feedback and developmental processes.

  • Provide a positive and equitable working environment emphasizing the Baxter Shared Values: Respect/Responsiveness/Results.

  • Support and emphasize the Safety and Quality commitments of the department.

  • Collaborate with other managers/customers to ensure our quality commitments are met. Also to ensure consistency in personnel policy administration across the plant.

  • Help prepare budgets and forecasts for areas of responsibility.

  • Make staffing decisions.

  • Investigate and resolve disciplinary issues up to and including suspensions and terminations.

  • Will be responsible for driving operational excellence and flawless execution in the areas of cost reduction, discard reduction, annual productivity improvements, inventory turnover, regulatory excellence including exception reduction and internal/external regulatory commitment management, on time delivery and lead time reduction, improving the overall safety of the work environment, leadership development and the ability to create a vibrant continuous improvement culture based on the principles of QLP, Lean Manufacturing, total employee involvement and DMAIC problem solving

  • Perform analytical review, recommend, and implement corrective action for any exception condition.

  • Sustain a clean and safe work area using 6S principles

  • Learn, understand and apply thorough quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelors required. Preferably in a technical field.

  • 5+ years or more of demonstrated ability in manufacturing.

  • Ability to manage activities of departments through subordinates who exercise full supervision in terms of cost, methods, and employees.

  • Ability to interpret and analyze statistical data and information and financial reports, understand and resolve technical difficulties, work with internal engineering/technical experts and external technical representatives, manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing plant setting, be resourceful to a large manufacturing department.

  • Knowledge of World Class manufacturing methods (QLP, Lean, Six Sigma), Good Manufacturing Practices, Food Drug and Administration guidelines and process validation.

  • Understand verbal and written safety and quality instructions and read and comprehend written work instructions including words and drawings.

  • Must have basic English written and oral communication skills adequate to connect with other team members.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $80,000 - $110,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than that of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. This position may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses, commission, and/or long-term incentive. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.

Other Duties as Assigned

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime is worked as required.


The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

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

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