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Manager, Manufacturing

Req # JR - 121978 Location Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States Job Category Manufacturing Date posted 03/21/2024

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.

Your Role

This is where we make life-saving products

You have deep knowledge of and experience with manufacturing processes. You understand the importance of building relationships, establishing order, and maintaining clear communication channels. As a Manager Manufacturing, you are a leader who is willing to listen and encourage others by your actions. You also appreciate the stability of a large multinational company with a long history of growth and success. Your team is an extension of your family, and you know how to support them as individuals while helping them achieve results as a team.

Your role as a Manager Manufacturing position you to be directly involved in the physical production that enables Baxter to fulfill our mission to save and sustain lives. You manage the line between meeting production timelines and making quality products. As a manager, you are the trusted critical connection between the business and the workers on the floor.

Your Team

Baxter is passionate about saving and sustaining lives by finding solutions to complex problems. Each day, the manufacturing team strives to build quality products for our customers—and are sometimes met with unforeseen issues to tackle. The high-caliber talent at Baxter meets these challenges head-on, as a team, to create products with the customer's needs top-of-mind.

We build relationships with each other to get work done.

As a multidisciplinary environment, we are always learning from others and exchanging ideas. This means we are open to new opinions and encourage Baxter employees always to be their authentic selves and celebrate our various backgrounds.

A manufacturing facility is a high-energy environment with little downtime. We have robust processes that ensure our employees are safe and healthy—both mentally and physically. We pride ourselves on being top of the line regarding cleanliness and safety. We provide opportunities for you to continue to learn through training, conferences, certifications, and support for advanced degrees. Growth from role to role or level to level is encouraged and is supported by management to ensure employees are consistently engaged with their work.

What we offer from Day One:

  • Shift flexibility to trade shifts and leverage overtime opportunities
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • 160 hours of Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • 401K match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement

What you'll be doing

  • Commit to employee feedback and developmental processes.
  • Provide a positive and equitable working environment emphasizing the Baxter Shared Values: Respect/Responsiveness/Results.
  • Make staffing decisions.
  • Investigate and resolve disciplinary issues up to and including suspensions and terminations.
  • Responsible for driving operational excellence and detailed execution in the areas of cost reduction, discard reduction, annual productivity improvements, inventory turnover, regulatory excellence including exception reduction and internal/external regulatory commitment management, on time delivery and lead time reduction, improving the overall safety of the work environment, leadership development and the ability to create a vibrant continuous improvement culture based on the principles of QLP, Lean Manufacturing, total employee involvement and DMAIC problem solving
  • Fluent in Trackwise 8, Maximo, POMS and JDE software.
  • Experience in leading failure investigations and the use of problem solving tools/methods (Example: A3).
  • Develop operation strategy
  • Develop quality goals
  • Develop department budget
  • Handle personnel issues
  • Lead production development efforts
  • Communication (Domestic and Global)
  • Insures their and department employee compliance with all Good Manufacturing Practices (Quality Systems Regulations), ISO 9000 Regulations, and ISO 13485 Requirements.
  • Relations with others
  • Reports to director of manufacturing.
  • Collaborate with supplier management, corporate and divisional marketing and technical personnel.
  • Job demanding circumstances
  • Normal (stressful at times) and travel is required.
  • Drive Engagement in the team through modeling our Leader Behaviors:
  • Communication – actively keep work group informed. Own the message and speak with one voice with site leadership
  • Recognition – regularly acknowledge and celebrate the achievements, contributions and efforts from the team
  • Feedback – provide positive coaching and development of team members and consistently manage performance and behavior issues with dignity and respect
  • Enabling Success – ensure team members have what they need to be successful daily, and in their career aspirations

What you'll bring

  • Ability to handle activities of departments through subordinates who exercise full supervision in terms of cost, methods, and employees.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze statistical data and information and financial reports, understand and resolve technical difficulties, interface with internal engineering/technical experts and external technical representatives, manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing plant setting, be resourceful to a large manufacturing department.
  • Knowledge of World Class manufacturing methods (QLP, Lean, Six Sigma), Good Manufacturing Practices, Food Drug and Administration guidelines and process validation.
  • BS degree required in science or technical field.
  • 6-10 years of progressive experience in manufacturing.
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organization skills
  • Ability to develop personnel
  • Technical knowledge

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 our employees, and we strive to be more open with our pay practices. To that end, this position has a base salary range of $96,000 to $144,000, plus an annual incentive bonus. The above range represents the expected base salary range for this position. The actual salary may vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills/experience, time in the role, business line, and geographic/office location.

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.

EEO is the Law

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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.

Recruitment Fraud Notice

Baxter has discovered incidents of employment scams, where fraudulent parties pose as Baxter employees, recruiters, or other agents, and engage with online job seekers in an attempt to steal personal and/or financial information. To learn how you can protect yourself, review our Recruitment Fraud Notice.

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.

EEO is the Law 
EEO is the law - Poster Supplement
Pay Transparency Policy

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.

Recruitment Fraud Notice

Baxter has discovered incidents of employment scams, where fraudulent parties pose as Baxter employees, recruiters, or other agents, and engage with online job seekers in an attempt to steal personal and/or financial information. To learn how you can protect yourself, review our Recruitment Fraud Notice.

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