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Sr Manager, IT-BRM, Communications, Corporate Affairs

Req # JR - 138634 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States 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

Success Profile

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

Sr Manager, IT-BRM, Communications, Corporate Affairs

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Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy

Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.

At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.

*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.

Your Role:

The Senior Manager, IT BRM Cluster will own the enabled technology strategy and leadership to ensure alignment with Baxter strategy.

This role works with various levels of leaders in the organization to shape the digital strategy and value proposition of the company, while engaging in major initiatives that drives business growth and advocating how new technologies can improve the company´s speed, agility, productivity, and innovation advantage.

To be successful, this role must engage with the leaders to build digital and technology understanding in the leadership team while collaborating on business strategies and outcomes to ensure the technology suite and roadmap within their respective product portfolios will deliver the required business value.

What You'll be doing:

  • Develop and drive IT strategies to align with a high impact business agenda supporting the business, including the integration points between this function and other functional IT partners.
  • Serve as Product Owner across multiple portfolios and establish vision and product roadmaps across multiple portfolios.
  • Collaborate with vendors, industry consultants and senior company management to define information needs, develop cases and priorities, sustain service levels, and proactively leading business demands.
  • Be a trusted advisor on helping the business to construct significant arguments for vital investments and the required organizational change activities that the business will be required to perform for success.
  • Understand and anticipate the direction of the business, find opportunities based on the capability needs and make recommendations to support the desired future state outcome.
  • Handle critical issue process accordingly when delivery of services falls outside of the SLA.
  • Connects with other product owners and managers to keep alignment between product roadmaps and business needs.
  • Lead spend and IT investments according to plan and ensure timely work during budget and forecasts processes.
  • Lead the demand and associated portfolio of technology investments for the business segment and/or division.
  • Lead and drive continuous improvement opportunities for end-end business processes and system interdependencies across multiple functions.

What you will bring:

  • Highly skilled and experienced at negotiating conflict and problem-solving.
  • Be able to influence others, using personal rather than positional power.
  • Deep market trends understanding of the advancement and applicability of technology.
  • Knowledge of lean product principles and software development lifecycle
  • Experience with user-centered design principles

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in business or a related field such as technology, economics, computer science, data management, communication, marketing, or statistics.
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience working with business leadership in creating measured value of IT investment, including functional management and people leadership roles
  • 5+ years of experience with marketing enablement, sales enablement, contracting, customer experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in life sciences.
  • Certified Business Relationship Manager (CBRM®) accreditation conducive.

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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