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Procurement Associate Director (Molded Components)

Req # JR - 134335 Location Medolla, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Job Category Procurement Date posted 05/08/2024

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.


Reporting into the Sr Director of Procurement, this leadership role is responsible for global procurement of Molded Component spend of approximately $106+ million, a supplier base of 190+ This role will lead and develop a team of 2 globally.  It will allow you to think strategically to develop best in class sourcing and spend management.  

What you'll be doing

  • Manage, Strategize, and deliver all aspects of Strategic Sourcing and Spend Management.
  • Develop robust category strategies that reduce supply base, reduce dependence on single/sole sourced suppliers, deliver continuity of supply, and provide for annual cost reductions.  
  • Effectively partner and collaborate long term relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Develop supplier relationship management and risk assessments, implementation of appropriate risk mitigation plans.
  • Strong decision maker surrounding multi-million dollar contracts and agreements and major policies.
  • Deliver annual VIP (cost reductions) and PPV objectives at category and plant levels. 
  • Ability to collaborate in a global cross functional matrixed environment, including ability to influence, negotiate and manage stakeholder interests/expectations.
  • Jointly with supplier quality, address supplier quality issues on time.


  • Bachelor's Degree; MBA desirable. CPM preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant business and people management experience in Procurement or Supply Chain discipline.
  • Expertise and aptitude in packaging procurement, preferable experience in Pharma, Food, Medical Device
  • In-depth knowledge of complex pricing arrangements and supplier profitability.
  • Strong ethical background.
  • Seasoned negotiator with knowledge of cost tools such as material breakdown, benchmarking, value analysis, value engineering, complex RFQ’s and innovative purchasing tools.
  • Strong project management skills to drive projects to closure. 
  • Knowledge of root cause analysis, problem solving, continuous improvement, corrective and preventative action, product quality assurance systems and supplier performance development and evaluation is helpful.
  • Travel of 10%-25% including global travel.

Reasonable Accommodations

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