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Procurement Manager (Plastics)

Req # JR - 118257 Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job Category Procurement Date posted 02/06/2024

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.

The Manager, Procurement is responsible for development and execution of market leading sourcing strategies for Plastics Component category. Provide leadership, strategic thinking and expertise on Plastics Component categories to advance Baxter Global Business Units (GBUs) mission agenda “Sustain and Save Lives”. 

What you'll be doing

  • Develop, lead, and maintain an in-depth global market knowledge of assigned commodities/ supplier technologies, manufacturing processes, and related industries: including cost drivers, global execution, to leverage across multiple manufacturing locations, and to understand specific supply issues.

  • Act as a resource to operations teams, and others, using procurement knowledge.

  • Define global subcategory segmentation and recommend best consolidation strategy to leverage business volumes.

  • Responsible for definition and implementation of assigned commodity strategy based on knowledge of regional markets, suppliers, and plants.

  • Analyze and calculate most competitive manufacturing costs based on market trends and suggest strategies to decrease expenditure, including transfer office.

  • Create cost saving opportunities through competitive bidding, supplier development, continuous improvements, transfer office, etc.

  • Act as a change agent to improve and monitor suppliers’ performance through continuous improvements activities.

  • Establish service levels and jointly work with relevant stakeholders to measure and monitor supplier’s performance. Maintain and review supplier performance to ensure conformance to supplier management goals (cost, quality, service, delivery) Ensure timely resolution of all disputes.

  • Negotiate purchase price, contract terms and conditions to deliver on spend cover by contracts.

  • Support SWAT team in supplier recovery plan and disaster periods.

  • Negotiate/Recoup all costs associated with rejects/defects, expedites, or shortages.

  • Work with critical suppliers to improve current performance and develop new opportunities.

  • Participate/lead cross functional teams to successfully drive complex sourcing projects.

  • Effectively manages long-term relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.

  • Support of business objectives for cycle/response time, quality assurance, technology/new product development, risk mitigation, and total cost.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree; MBA desirable. CPM preferred.

  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience in Procurement or related fields.

  • Strong decision maker surrounding multi-million-dollar contracts and agreements and major policies.

  • Risk management skill set required to drive innovative solutions and problem-solving analysis and resolution.

  • 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. 

  • High level technical aptitude. Engineering or other technical training preferred.

  • Ability to think strategically and globally.

  • Ability to manage diverse stakeholder interests and expectations. 

  • In-depth understanding in building category strategies and complex pricing arrangements and supplier profitability.

  • Various type of plastics molding and extrusion knowledge preferred. 

  • Strong ethical background.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal, analytical and presentation skills.

  • 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 20% including global travel.

We offer

  • Probation period of 3 months and then for an indefinite period.

  • Competitive salary, annual bonuses, recognition award program.

  • Corporate culture based on our values: collaboration, speed, courage and simplicity.

  • Possibilities for development on a personal and professional level in one of the leading global MedTech companies.

  • Package of benefits including Private medical care (Lux Med), Life Insurance, Multisport card.

  • Bax4U - cafeteria/lunch cards (300 PLN).

  • PPE program with very attractive conditions available for each employee after 3 months.

  • Educational support: fully covered language courses (English or other languages according to business needs), financial certifications (ACCA, CIMA).

  • Co-financing of holidays and an additional 2 days off from work annually.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

Reasonable Accommodations

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