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Manager, Procurement Supply Continuity

ID de la oferta JR - 131527 Ubicación Marsa, Il-Marsa, Malta Categoría de Trabajo Procurement Fecha de publicación 04/01/2024

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.


The role is part of Baxter’s Global Procurement Organization and reports to the Associate Director, Procurement Initiatives.

What will you be doing?

We are seeking an experienced and proactive Senior Manager to join our Procurement Supply Continuity team. The detail-oriented candidate will be responsible for overseeing supplier risk mapping, developing and executing supply continuity projects, acting as SME for Procurement supply risk resolution and reporting progress to senior leadership. The ideal candidate will have strong project management skills, a deep understanding of supplier risk management, and the ability to effectively lead and develop a diverse team.


  • Lead the development and implementation of supplier risk mapping processes to identify and assess potential risks within the supply chain, such as supplier capacity constraints, single-source dependencies, or geopolitical factors.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather data and insights on supplier performance, financial stability, geopolitical factors, and other risk indicators.
  • Work closely with the Engineering/Opex internally and externally with suppliers team to build business cases for change, providing financial analysis and risk evaluation outcomes
  • Utilize risk assessment tools and methodologies to prioritize suppliers based on risk severity and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Manage the Procurement supply continuity project stream, working closely with the Product Core Team (PCT) to prioritize certain initiatives to ensure uninterrupted supply of critical components and materials.
  • Develop project plans, timelines, and budgets, and oversee project execution to meet objectives and deadlines.
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders and external suppliers to address supply chain disruptions and implement risk mitigation measures.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to identify and implement proactive measures to mitigate risks and improve supply chain resilience.
  • Monitor supplier performance and escalate issues as needed to drive resolution and maintain continuity of supply.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and enhance the effectiveness of supply continuity initiatives.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts within the team and across the procurement organization to optimize supplier risk management practices.
  • Stay informed of industry best practices and emerging trends in supply chain risk management to incorporate into strategies and processes.
  • Promote a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement within the team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • 8+ years of experience in procurement, supply chain management, or related field, with a focus on supplier risk management and supply continuity.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing projects, including project planning, execution, and stakeholder management.
  • Strong understanding of supplier risk assessment methodologies, supply chain risk management practices, and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively lead and develop a diverse team across multiple locations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to quickly assess complex situations and develop pragmatic solutions.
  • Experience working in a global environment and collaborating with cross-functional teams and external partners.
  • Strong understanding of procurement strategies, supplier management, and contract negotiations.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across cross-functional teams and external suppliers.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality results within specified deadlines.
  • Team player experienced in effective root cause problem solving able to quickly gain credibility and gain traction with both stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Fluent English speaker

What do we offer:

  • Competitive salary, annual bonus and 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.

Reasonable Accommodations

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