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R&D Project Leader

Req #: JR - 136287 Location: Medolla, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Job Category: Research and Development Date posted: 05/13/2024

Overview

This is where new knowledge is discovered. Baxter’s Research and Development teams work cross functionally to innovate, develop and introduce creative solutions for patients needs globally. From Scientists to Engineers, your work creates the products that save and sustain lives

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

  • Courage
  • Action Oriented
  • Collaborates
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Drives Results

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R&D Project Leader

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.

Summary

The R&D Project Leader leads R&D project teams to project closure with limited direction. There is a level of independent interaction, influence, and leadership with the project team to ensure the team keeps the project on track and delivers to commitments. The R&D Project Leader role is guided by the product lifecycle management processes. The individual in this role will be strengthening their independence and strong leadership and project management skills in order to evolve to lead larger projects.

What you'll be doing

Within the R&D perimeter and for the specific perimeter assigned in the project:

  • Responsible for building, consolidating and maintaining the R&D project plan, the R&D project team and related structure, act as change owner if needed
  • Responsible to assign and monitor team deliverables for project completion
  • Responsible for project communication with the R&D team and Leadership, PMO, and other project key stakeholders. Communication includes, but not limited to, project status and achievement, execution strategy, risk escalation, etc
  • Coordinate project R&D documentation and issue the specific project management documentation
  • In collaboration with the PMO core team leader and the other core team members, responsible for establishing and implementing an effective project risk mitigation plan, including effective communication of risk status to PMO core team leader and R&D leadership team
  • In conjunction with the R&D functions and the PMO core team leader, responsible for establishing and monitoring R&D project budget commitments

What you'll bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical disciplines or equivalent
  • 3+ years of project management or experience in the product life cycle for electromedical devices
  • Basis of HW, SW and System Engineering
  • Medical device regulations and standards
  • Familiarity with Project Management areas of knowledge
  • Familiarity with electromedical devices technology and related design and development processes
  • Team working approach and Problem solving attitude
  • Very good communication skills
  • Capability to flex and understand from technical details to wide strategic analysis and discussions
  • Fluent in English (spoken, Written/read)

Reasonable Accommodations

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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.

Reagan

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.

Karthik

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

Amitha

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.

Reagan

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.

Karthik

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.

Amitha

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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