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IT Specialist (JDE)

Req # JR - 123532 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Additional locations Batesville, Indiana; Skaneateles, NY Job Category Information Technology Date posted 06/18/2024
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This is where we value your strategic mindset, technical expertise and passion for innovation. If you are someone who has the ability to transform strategies into actionable plans while also demonstrating empathy and a willingness to assist others, this might be the right opportunity for you. Your contributions will make a significant impact on Baxter's mission to save and sustain lives.

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee Heath & Well-Being Benefits

  • Continuing Education/ Professional Development

  • Support for Parents

  • Employee Assistance Program

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

  • Strategic Business Partner
  • Communicator
  • Curious
  • Results driven
  • Collaborative
  • Problem Solver

IT Specialist (JDE)

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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

Provide functional leadership for design, delivery, and support of the JDE 9.2 manufacturing and related functions in Americas. Deep technical knowledge and experience with JDE implementation & support in a complex global environment. Partner closely with the business and other IT teams to develop, deliver and support enhancements and integrations that align with business requirements and Baxter standards.

What you'll be doing

  • Lead the functional design, implementation, and support of JDE based solutions that address business requirements and meet Baxter standards.
  • Provide end to end support for JDE Manufacturing and related procurement and inventory modules to ensure business continuity.
  • Responsible for establishing proactive maintenance processes, monitoring capabilities, performance metrics and SLAs for solution integrations.
  • Assist the system support team to drive root cause analysis on incidents and identify remediation to avoid future occurrences.
  • Participate in large, sophisticated, projects following Agile and/or SDLC methodologies.
  • Develop detailed project plans, timelines, and cost estimates for IT scope. Accountable for completing work you're doing and collaborate with business and IT teams to finish the project work.
  • Participate with business and IT to set technology strategy and roadmap.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend new technology solutions or improvements to existing technologies that support business and IT strategy.
  • Support development of business case for technology justification.
  • Collaborate with Product Owner to manage product backlog, prioritize projects and improvements based on impact and alignment with goals and strategy Serve as the liaison between business and IT.
  • Work directly with business partners to identify requirements and engage IT partners to translate requirements into technical solutions.
  • Develop System documentation including specifications, procedures, and training materials Develop, prepare, review and document testing requirements and test data for complex system testing.
  • Identify and implement process improvements in the application architecture and/or infrastructure of the existing systems.
  • Participate in the building of new and ongoing application vendor relationships.
  • Provide input for contract negotiations.

What you'll bring

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Supply Chain business processes
  • 7+ years of JDE technical/functional experience in global environments. Preferred JDE 9.2 in a validated environment
  • Manufacturing and Distribution modules required
  • Proficiency within SDLC and Agile methodology
  • Hands-on experience with application and performance monitoring tools
  • Solid project management skills and experience deploying technology globally
  • Experience with validation procedures and security governance
  • Experience designing and implementing testing models and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to develop creative solutions that solve complex technical and business challenges
  • Ability to establish good relationships and work multi-functionally with a variety of business and technical team members at all levels
  • Ability to function in ambiguous circumstances and demonstrate flexibility

Baxter is committed to supporting the needs for flexibility in the workplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy which includes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite. This policy provides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in-person in support of our Mission.

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 $120,000 to $165,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than 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. 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.


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 Anchal Tayal, Principal Software Engineer, India

“I am proud to be associated with a company whose mission is to Save and Sustain lives. As a Principal Engineer, my key responsibility is to design and implement the new product features in the most efficient, effective, and maintainable way. These products are designed to empower our patients worldwide. It has been an exciting journey so far full of learnings and a sense of satisfaction in what we do and how it impacts lives.”

Meet Jorge Ramirez, Senior Specialist - Mexico

“Technical skills are really important, but in my case, Baxter helped me in developing soft skills like leadership, work ethic, problem-solving, adaptability, and communication. I’ve learned this by following the example of my manager and some other valuable people. Baxter was the first company that offered me a career plan since the beginning, that was a game changer for me.”

Meet Malgorzata Grzesik, Senior Project Manager, USA

“I feel that everything that I know at work, I learned it from others. We have amazing people from all over the world with different backgrounds, whom I get to work with and learn from every day. I am part of an organization where developing new skills and growing professionally are welcomed and embraced. I have been given many opportunities to grow and take on new challenges. I am also excited and ready for the new ones to come along. With the support of our IT leaders and amazing teammates, we do great things.”

Meet Reagan, Senior Research Scientist in the United States

“For me, the best thing about working at Baxter is being able to do work that’s important to people—especially patients—outside of Baxter's walls. Inside our walls, I get to work with a fantastic team, and we know we're making a difference.”

Meet Karthik, Director of Renal Care R&D - Digital Health & Co-President of the Asian Leadership Network Business Resource Group, United States

“I’m excited about my role because I believe that digital initiatives can make a tremendous impact on lives by allowing people to access the same therapies and have similar care — whether in a hospital, a healthcare clinic, or the patient’s home — anywhere in the world.”

Meet Amitha, Research Associate in India

“Coming from a non-healthcare academic background, my current role has offered ample opportunities to learn a lot of new things. Leaders at Baxter are motivating, help us grow and provide a collaborative environment. The role gives me opportunities to have technical discussions with peers and subject matter experts globally, to learn interacting with customers, and manage project deadlines and deliverables. I am excited about shaping my career here at Baxter.”

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