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Chemical Laboratory Manager

Req # JR - 131353 Location Jayuya, Jayuya, Puerto Rico Job Category Quality Date posted 07/15/2024
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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.

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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
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Chemical Laboratory Manager

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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. 

Thisiswhere 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 motivatedby work that is never the same from one day to the next. As a Chemical Laboratory Manager, you are unafraid of navigating through necessary internal processes to facilitate a product you deeplybelieve 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 makesadifference. 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 workingina plant or an office where there are opportunitiestocollaborate. As the company evolves, so does the way ourteam approaches work as it strivesto create top-of-the-line products.
We buildrelationships 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 newinsight 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
  • Direct and organize the operations Chemical Laboratory. This includes the participation in the development of Jayuya policy systems and standardoperatingprocedures for specifications, and directions for testing in the following areas: RawMaterials,In- Process Materials, Finished Products, Stability Program, Method Transfer. Responsibleforthe compliance to all government regulations, company policiesandproceduresrelatedtothe assigned areas. Responsibleforthevalidation activities relatedtothelaboratory, including change control and Quality Monitoring. The primary result of this position is to assure all activities carriedoutin the laboratories are properly performed in accordance with FDA regulations and USP standard and that the services are carriedoutin an expeditious and cost-effective manner maintaining a high degree of compliance meeting the overall business priorities and schedules.
  • Coordinates all Chemical Laboratory activities with Manufacturing and Supply Chain group.
  • Lead the activities of the Laboratory Operations. Responsibleforthe supervision and training of exempt and non-exempt personnel in the group.
  • Responsibleforthevalidation program at the chemical laboratory including but not limited to equipment, process, test methods, and software among others.
  • Establishes and implement laboratory standardoperatingprocedures and policies according to global policies and regulations.
  • Run the method transfer program for the laboratory, where applicable. Active participation in process validation and revalidation programs. Responsibleforthe analysis of validation samples.
  • Identify and implement with the help of R & D (if needed) the improvements in laboratory testing methods and automation to upgrade the laboratory efficiency, consistent with lowest possible cost objectives of business.
  • Participate in the approval, revision and implementation of rawmaterials,in process, finished product, and other documents.
  • Ensures all changes needed are managed through the applicable change control system.
  • Accountable for the Product Stability Program.
  • Assure the staff, supervisors, and employees follow all federal, state, and company requirements, such as OSHA, EPA, FDA.
  • Performs weekly, monthly and annual reports as required by Plant Senior Managements, policiesandprocedures.
  • Conducts and approved laboratory investigations.
  • Conducts trend analysis including data of Annual Product Reviews.
  • Ensures that all analyst assigned to perform testing have been adequately trained in the test and the methodology according to Good Laboratory Practices delineated in cGMP’s, company standards and regulatory requirements for achieved accurate laboratory testing results (FDA Guideline for laboratory operation).
  • Audit in a routine basis the analyst’s performance and accuracy of all and documentation performed in the laboratory to ensure the effectiveness of the training performed.
  • Develop and ownsthe departmental budget and capital budget. Ensure to keep technologies, software, equipment updated and submit capital requests as needed.
  • Ensure all services contracts applicable tothelaboratory are maintained and updated.

What you'll bring
  • Bachelor’sdegree in chemistry or science related field. Chemistry license preferred.
  • Minimum8years’experience in quality systems
  • Minimum 3 years’ management/supervisory experience in a laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge in ICP-MS, HPLC, UPLC, GC, Atomic Absorption, and wet chemical lab procedures.
  • Root Cause Analysis Training and Experience
  • Excellentanalyticalandproblem-solvingskills(groupfacilitation,conflictresolution)andtheabilitytohandlemultipleprojectssimultaneouslywhileworkinginafast-pacedenvironment.
  • Strong PC and Software skills (MS Office, Statistical software).
  • Ability to train,empower, coach and work withothers.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Provenexperience in changemanagement and leading change
  • Customerfocus including theabilityto clearly communicate both oral and written.
  • Proven values of honesty and integrity, respect for others, partnership, collaboration, accountability, and performance.
  • Excellentanalyticalandproblem-solvingskills(groupfacilitation,conflictresolution)andtheabilitytohandlemultipleprojectssimultaneouslywhileworkinginafast-pacedenvironment

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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“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.”

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