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Analytical Chemistry Manager

Req #: JR - 054251 Location Braine-l'Alleud, Wallonia, Belgium Job Category: Research and Development Date Posted: 01/03/2022

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Analytical Chemistry Manager

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.

Summary

Analytical Chemistry Manager for Renal Solutions in our R&D offices based in Braine L'Alleud, covering:

  • Laboratory management for feasibility (exploratory, early-stage solutions development) and verification (V&V, Class B and/or stability) studies

  • Act as a manager for analytical leads and lab staff based at Baxter Alliance Park

  • Act as a manager for the material science experts based at Baxter Alliance Park

The manager of the group will be accountable for project execution, quality & accuracy of all the analyses done in the team and appropriate resource allocation keeping in mind business priorities. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing strategic technology direction for the team and grow talent by actively engaging with team members for their continuous professional growth.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

- General Management:

  • Provide leadership to direct reports

  • Conduct regular check-ins and development plan discussions, participate in employee performance discussions

  • Participate in forecasting and/or resources planning activities

  • Complete hiring activities as per demand, including onboarding and exiting activities

  • Apply required people management and communication skills

  • Review and apply best-demonstrated practices, team processes, and improve operational efficiency.

- Analytical Chemistry Management

  • Work closely with global Analytical Chemistry &Stability team members within Renal Solutions R&D to define scope of work on projects

  • Provide leadership to team members, guiding them in terms of prioritization, problem resolution, process clarification, referrals to appropriate experts, etc.

  • Where applicable, collaborate with other laboratories in the Baxter network to address project demands

    • Work collaboratively and effectively with other global analytical chemistry, stability, materials science, extractables and leachables, spectroscopy, and microscopy/particle analysis leads.

    • Work collaboratively and effectively with project management office, sustaining product and new product development leads, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, and other business partners as and when needed.

  • Contribute to the definition & execution of global strategy for talent development, capability & capacity for AC&S organization.

  • Upon project requests, provide analytical leads per demand in line with business prioritization

- Material Science Management

  • Upon project requests, provide Material Science experts per demand

- Laboratory Management

  • Ensure laboratory management for Renal Solutions at BAP

  • Ensure laboratory team compliance to the quality system requirements, training requirements (BaxU), etc.

  • In collaboration with QA and applicable Operations services, guarantee GMP and GDP standards, environmental, health and safety (EHS) guidelines

  • Collaborate with BAP Operation group and other GBU laboratories to ensure cohesive approach for local laboratory activities. Foster and support the cross GBU LabCohesion network.


Qualifications

  • Knowledge of renal therapies and products

  • Good knowledge of chemistry and analytical techniques

  • Experience in formulation and/or process development.

  • Knowledge of the Product Development process (PDLM) and project management

  • A proven ability to work independently and be able to work in a team.

  • Good communication skills and be able to use critical thinking.

  • Very good level in French and a good knowledge of written and spoken English.

Education and/or Experience

  • Master (or PhD degree) in a relevant Sciences domain

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in (pharmaceutical) industry.

Reasonable Accommodations

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Amitha

Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Reagan

Meet Reagan, Senior Research Scientist in the United States

"For me, the best thing about working at Baxter is being able to do work that’s important to people—especially patients—outside of Baxter's walls. Inside our walls, I get to work with a fantastic team, and we know we're making a difference."

Karthik

Meet Karthik, Director of Renal Care R&D - Digital Health & Co-President of the Asian Leadership Network Business Resource Group, United States

"I’m excited about my role because I believe that digital initiatives can make a tremendous impact on lives by allowing people to access the same therapies and have similar care — whether in a hospital, a healthcare clinic, or the patient’s home — anywhere in the world."

Amitha

Meet Amitha, Research Associate in India

"Coming from a non-healthcare academic background, my current role has offered ample opportunities to learn a lot of new things. Leaders at Baxter are motivating, help us grow and provide a collaborative environment. The role gives me opportunities to have technical discussions with peers and subject matter experts globally, to learn interacting with customers, and manage project deadlines and deliverables. I am excited about shaping my career here at Baxter."

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