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Quality Lab Supervisor - Microbiology

ID de la oferta JR - 133287 Ubicación Cleveland, Mississippi, Estados Unidos Categoría de Trabajo Microbiology Fecha de publicación 04/21/2024

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. 

Your Role at Baxter

This is where 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 motivated by work that is never the same from one day to the next. As a Lab Supervisor, you are unafraid of navigating through necessary internal processes to facilitate a product you deeply believe in. You can absorb and act on complex procedures and data and train your team when needed. You take pride in getting things done quickly without sacrificing safety or quality.

Your Team at Baxter

Within Quality, every role makes a difference. 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 working in a plant or an office where there are opportunities to collaborate. As the company evolves, so does the way our team approaches work as it strives to create top-of-the-line products.

We build relationships 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 new insight or opportunity to improve something. This open dialog builds trust within the team and helps create a better product for our customers.

What we offer from Day One

  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage

  • 160 hours of Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

  • 401K match

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Tuition Reimbursement

What you'll be doing

  • Manage the activities of the microbiology laboratory and process validation with responsibility for results in terms of product quality, performance and safety. Implements the quality systems procedures and manages compliance in a section or department.

  • Understands and assures conformance to regulations in the Microbiology laboratory.

  • Interfaces with regulators during regulatory inspections.

  • May participate in or manage quality assessments of internal operations and suppliers to analyze compliance and assess risk.

  • Interacts frequently with subordinate supervisors and functional peer group managers.

  • Identifies and manages continuous improvement projects with the objective of achieving quality, reliability, and cost improvements.

  • Coordinate and communicate with Lab Services and QA as required to maintain departmental operations.

  • Advises on technical procedures, techniques, and equipment, and maintains conformance with specific operational standards.

  • Maintains quality checks on the safety of laboratories and insures maintenance of the facilities according to good laboratory practices.

  • Reviews testing and laboratory records for accuracy and compliance with cGMP and company policies and procedures.

  • Maintains laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies and approval of corresponding invoice.

  • Oversees daily workflow of the department or direct reports.

  • Develop and support career paths and professional growth opportunities for Quality Control staff that will provide continuous improvement in product quality and operations.

  • Following up on non-conformances, investigating corrective actions, and implementing appropriate corrective & preventative actions plans

  • Develops budget for the department and ensures adherence to the budget.

  • Manages the coaching, training and development process of subordinates.

  • Sustain a clean and safe work area using 6S principles

  • Learn, understand and apply rigorous quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

What you'll bring

  • BS degree in Science, concentration in Microbiology, preferably.

  • 8 + years of professional experience in Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering or related field which should include up to 5 years of supervisory experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable procedures, specifications, regulations and standards.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to manage/supervise a team of employees.

  • Good communication and leadership skills.

  • Good interpersonal/communication/influencing/negotiation skills.

  • Good project management skills.

  • Understand verbal and written safety and quality instructions and read and comprehend written work instructions including words and drawings.

  • Strong technical written skills

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 employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $76,000 - $104,500 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than that of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. This position may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.


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.

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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.

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