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Associate Director - Business Continuity and Risk Management

ID de la oferta JR - 132696 Ubicación Varsovia, Voivodato de Mazovia, Polonia Categoría de Trabajo Supply Chain Fecha de publicación 04/19/2024

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Associate Director – ISC Business Continuity & Risk Management

Role Summary:

This role plays a critical part in ensuring the continuity and resilience of our global operations in the face of potential disruptions. You will be responsible for developing, implementing, and leading a comprehensive Business Continuity Management program, as well as contributing to the broader enterprise risk management (ERM) framework. This is a senior position requiring strong leadership, strategic thinking, and deep expertise in BCM and risk management best practices.

You will build a strategy and establish key performance metrics and benchmarks aimed at identifying and msupervisingsupply risks, assessing financial and impact on healthcare & evoking corresponding mitigating strategies and tactics. You will also be responsible for Crisis Management for the Integrated Supply Chain.

Collaborating closely with ISC Leadership as well as Commercial and Finance Leadership you will define and own the implementation of the business goals for business continuity, inventory control, risk management, risk mitigation and relative training.

In addition to the above, you are responsible for the Planning Strategy for one of the BBS locations.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive Business Continuity Plans that address a wide range of potential disruptions, including natural disasters, pandemics, cyberattacks, and supply chain disruptions.
  • Identify and prioritize potential threats to the organization, assess their impact and develop short and long-term mitigation plans and strategies.
  • Analyze data from BCM exercises and incidents to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Lead the Business Continuity governance.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with key partand ners across the organization to foster collaboration and support for BCM initiatives.
  • Develop and present strategic plans for the BCM program, aligning it with the overall risk management strategy and organizational objectives.
  • Oversee the entire BCM program lifecycle & ensure compliance with relevant industry standards and regulations for BCM.
  • Set strategic direction and support staff in the development, implementation, and execution of Integrated Supply Chain processes in support of business continuity, risk management analytics and business objectives.
  • Develops and drives a communication strategy, including informal communication. 
  • Reviews and reports on ISC financial targets for the project
  • Helps ISC Leadership identify, retain, and develop Top Talents within the BBS organization
  • Helps build and lead all aspects of the local Community of practice and gives insight into any idea/business case coming from the Community
  • Identifies talent risks, defines mitigation plans, leaders collaborates with functional leaders on developing individual career paths.

What are we looking for?


  • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.


  • 7-8 years of related experience in supply chain management, planning related to business continuity and risk management.
  • Excellent leadership skills including abilities to operate cross-functionally, sponsoring/leading projects with broad global scope, cross-functional nature, and an impact outside own department while promoting partnership between departments.
  • Depth understanding of all aspects of the business and Planning/supply chain strategies including total delivered cost, quality delivery, cost, inventory turns and service levels, and associated analytics.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (with staff, peers, and levels above)
  • Ability to develop rapport with other functional leaders inside and outside the area if control to influence decision-making.
  • Ability to analyze tradeoffs between business objectives - the ability to think systemically.
  • Ability to actively adopt change, challenge the status quo, and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations.
  • Extensive experience Supervising, mentor, and developing others
  • Proven track record to get results through both self and team leadership
  • Strong problem-solving, negotiating, and presentation


  • Probation period of 3 months and then for an indefinite period.
  • Competitive salary, annual bonuses, and recognition award program.
  • A workplace environment that is based on our values: collaboration, speed, courage, and simplicity.
  • Possibilities for development on a personal and professional level in one of the top global MedTech companies.
  • Package of benefits including Private medical care (Lux Med), Life Insurance, and Multisport card.
  • Bax4U - cafeteria/lunch cards (300 PLN monthly).
  • PPE program with very attractive conditions available for each employee after 3 months.
  • Fully covered language courses (English or other languages according to business needs).
  • Co-financing of holidays and an additional 2 days off from work annually.
  • Additional extra day for birthday.
  • Company car / Car allowance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
  • Warsaw office location - Powiśle!

Baxter is committed to supporting the need for flexibility in the workplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy which includes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite. This policy provides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in person in support of our Mission.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation

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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