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Supv II, Manufacturing

Req # JR - 093159 Location Cleveland, Mississippi, United States Job Category Manufacturing Date posted 03/17/2023

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. 

About Baxter’s Cleveland, MS Facility:

Cleveland’s technology and automation are cutting edge.  It is the U.S. sole source for plastic pour bottles, glass IV, and various reconstitution devices.   This facility has a number of major product lines with a diverse array of automated manufacturing technologies ranging from bottle solution filling, injection molding, and device assembly.

Our Cleveland plant has been an integral part of Baxter for over 60 years.  The work is challenging and rewarding, as Baxter offers competitive compensation and benefits.  Baxter encourages and values every employee and believes that all can make a contribution to advancing healthcare for patients; work to be proud of.


Supervise daily activities in the production area to ensure manufacturing goals and project deadlines are met while maintaining compliance with current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs), SOPs, environmental health and safety (EHS) guidelines and any other regulations that may apply.Monitor and insure efficiency and effectiveness in various areas.Ensure operational efficiency, troubleshoot and investigate as necessary.Perform all duties with a focus on optimizing safety, quality, service and cost.May supervise more than one department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Communicates guidance, support, direction and leadership through effective interactions with all personnel during daily operations.

• Supervises the day-to-day production, scheduling, staffing, material management, compliance, training and auditing activities.  Identify/prioritize/provide resources as appropriate.

• Interviews, hires, coaches, motivates, develops, recognizes and manages performance of direct reports.  Provides regular feedback to all direct reports. Assist in setting performance objectives and development plans and monitor progress.

• Reviews, approves, and manages documentation for batch and system records.  Assists in release of product for distribution.  Assists in meeting product release time goals.

• Identifies, initiates and facilitates continuous improvements, lean manufacturing activities and initiatives, such as 5S, visual management, kaizens.  This role may also be responsible for identifying and implementing VIPs.

• Ensures resources and raw materials are utilized in the most efficient and productive manner possible.  

• Develops training content and facilitates and verifies appropriate training for employees in the area.

• Ensures compliance with all GMP rules, product documentation, specifications, SOPs, and FDA requirements as required. 

• Submits and/or maintains and distributes reports related to attendance, labor, efficiency, safety, scrap and others as needed.

• Performs/leads technical reviews, investigations and process improvement projects. 

• Provides manufacturing input into integration and validation of new equipment and processes.

• Resolves technical, material and cGMP problems that may impact project deadlines.  Provides guidance and troubleshooting assistance as needed during a deviation in the process.

• May represent the company during FDA inspections or provide information as necessary to FDA that establishes credibility and demonstrates compliance with cGMPs.

• May monitor capital expenditures and assist in developing budgets.


• Proven track record of interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to interface well with other departments, and lead effectively and efficiently in a team environment.

• In-depth process knowledge of related manufacturing equipment and processes.

• Ability to manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing plant setting.

• Ability to analyze and interpret scientific and statistical data.

• Strong professional writing skills and ability to prepare technical reports.  Ability to clearly articulate information during regulatory/client inspections.

• Ability to understand GMPs and other applicable regulatory guidelines.

• Strong assessment and troubleshooting skills.

• Ability to respond to detailed inquiries and present information to groups and senior leaders.

• Ability to supervise multiple groups/shifts, if applicable.

• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to use enterprise software.

• Ability to collect and analyze data and information to determine paths for process improvement and potential root cause

• Ability to respond to detailed inquiries and present information to groups and senior leaders.

• Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

• Working knowledge of manufacturing business acumen.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; minimum Associates degree with technical discipline required.

  • 3 years or more manufacturing experience and 2 years or more of supervisory experience

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 our employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.To that end, this position has a salary range of $60,000 to $132,000. The above range represents the expected salary range for this position.The actual salary may vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills/experience, time in the role, business line, and geographic/office location.



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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