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Director of Quality, Laboratory Excellence

Req # JR - 137457 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Additional locations Round Lake, Illinois Job Category Quality Date posted 06/21/2024
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This is where you make a difference in our patients’ safety. As a member of the Baxter Quality team, you will play an essential part in our mission of saving and sustaining lives. Quality is important throughout the entire product lifecycle and works collaboratively with all areas of the organization. Because Quality touches everything Baxter does, a role in Quality provides many opportunities for growth, learning and a successful career that has a daily impact on people’s lives.

  • Support for Parents

  • Continuing Education/ Professional Development

  • Employee Heath & Well-Being Benefits

  • Paid Time Off

  • 2 Days a Year to Volunteer

Success Profile

What makes a successful Quality team member at Baxter? Take a look at some of the top traits we’re looking for and see if you’re a fit.

  • Detail Oriented
  • Continuous Learner
  • Courageous
  • Collaborative
  • Critical Thinker
  • Influential

Director of Quality, Laboratory Excellence

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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

This is where your creativity addresses challenges

You are creative, thorough, and a heads-down do-er. You embrace a challenge and truly apply the collaborative powers of your team to produce great results. You are motivated by work that is never the same from one day to the next. As a Director, Laboratory Management, you are unafraid of navigating through necessary internal processes to facilitate a product you deeply believe in. You can absorb and act on complex procedures and data and train your team or peers if needed. You take pride in getting things done quickly without sacrificing safety or quality.

Your Team at Baxter

Within Quality, every role makes a difference. Products that Baxter makes are shipped worldwide for patients in need. Whether it's building a new process from scratch or facing a never-before-seen production hurdle, individuals within Quality are given the trust and opportunity to bring creativity to the table. Regardless of your specific role with a product, it is sure to touch a portion of our global operation.

The mission of Baxter is to save and sustain lives. This mission is embedded into everything we do. This means if there is a decision to be made where quantity and quality are at odds, we will always choose quality. Our patients come first, always.

The Quality function values both working together as a team and independently. We draw energy from working in a plant or an office where there are opportunities to collaborate. As the company evolves, so does the way our team approaches work as it strives to create top-of-the-line products.

We build relationships with each other to get work done. Building these relationships is easy because we all share common traits of being reliable, ethical, and caring. We lean on our colleagues for their expertise and hold each other accountable. We feel empowered to speak up when there's a new insight or opportunity to improve something. This open dialog builds trust within the team and helps create a better product for our customers.

What you'll be doing

  • Designs and develops the Global Commercial Product Stability program to ensure business goals and industry leadership. Responsible for a lab that performs stability testing for several products manufactured in the Americas.
  • Responsible for the Particle Laboratory and it’s strategy and activities.
  • Responsible for oversight of chemistry and microbiology laboratory harmonization of the laboratory’s designs, qualification of personnel, and testing requirements in compliance with Baxter and Regulatory requirements.
  • Management of team members who may perform microbiological validations for products and processes.
  • Proactively identify and escalate opportunities for risk reduction and continuous improvement.
  • Provide coaching to other functions/sites in using problem solving structured approach during laboratory investigations.
  • Manages overall coaching, training, development, and succession plans for the team

What you'll bring

  • Significant experience (10+ years) in Quality, Regulatory, and/or Manufacturing. 7+ years of management experience.
  • Technical experience in drug, biologics, and medical device industry.
  • A degree in a life science discipline is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Experience working in a laboratory or managed laboratory operations
  • Experience leading a large Quality or Regulatory organization; strong ability to motivate and lead a diverse team with varying levels of experience while also collaborating with colleagues across the globe.
  • Proven leadership ability with a track record of making difficult decisions in a logical, rational manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a leader. Strong communication skills are essential.

We understand compensation is an important factor as youconsider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we arecommitted to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive tobe more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated basesalary for this position is $176,000-242,000 annually. Theestimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary rangefor the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipatedrange based upon market data and other factors, all of whichare subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location,skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. Thisposition may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses,commission, and/or long-term incentive. For questions aboutthis, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak tothe recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for aninterview.

Baxter is committed to supporting the needs for flexibility in theworkplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy whichincludes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite at a Baxter Northern Illinois location. This policyprovides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in-personin support of ourMission.

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

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Meet Christelle, Senior Quality Manager in Malta

“I was an Engineering Graduate with a Master's in Business Administration, and was more inclined toward working with people than with machines. When I came across an opportunity to work with Baxter as a Quality Engineer, it was the perfect combination: a manufacturing environment and a role that required me to collaborate with multiple teams daily. Baxter's mission of saving and sustaining lives gives me all the purpose and fulfilment I need.”

Meet Lorena, Senior QA Associate in London, UK

“I am registered pharmacist in the UK with experience with drug products and final product release. I am very dedicated to my work and accurate in details to ensure correct assessment is provided to our customers to ensure patients' safety.”

Meet Gary, Quality Research Manager in Singapore

“I have always enjoyed working at Baxter and I find here to be a great place to work! Management truly cares for you, and invests time and resources to support your career goals and aspirations. My current role provides me the opportunity to work with culturally diverse teams, bringing different talents together, learning from one another and working toward a common goal and mission.”

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