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Global IT Manager – R&D – Medical Devices

Req # JR - 042290 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Job Category Information Technology Date posted 09/13/2021

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Global IT Manager – R&D – Medical Devices

Baxter International

Deerfield, IL (Flexible Work Arrangements Available)


  • Manage global, on-site IT support for teams/locations/projects in Belgium, China, Malta, and the United States.

  • Provide direct leadership & coaching of four team members, including mentoring, performance management, and staffing decisions.

  • Responsible for laboratory data and technology application/design management.

  • Manage all activities of internal/external resources within the group or service delivery area. Responsible for budget commitments and forecasting. Determine and manage projects, priorities, timelines, and schedules

  • Examples of global projects: Windows 7 upgrades, Acronis implementation, Smart QC implementation; add numerous other global and site-specific projects

  • Great opportunity to work in a global role/client group for a “Best Place to Work” company that continues to make significant technology investments; broad array of responsibilities, e.g., team development/management, project management, validation, procurement, budgeting, planning, and interface with key leadership team members

Critical Responsibilities

  • Provide direct supervision of four globally based team members, including mentoring, performance management, and staffing decisions

  • Set team, group or service objectives and ensure they align with the IT vision and the teams' day-to-day activities the teams' day-to-day activities

  • Determine and manage projects, priorities, timelines, and schedules

  • Interact regularly with customers to understand their business and anticipate needed IT solutions

  • Review team, group and/or service deliverables to ensure quality (design walk-through, test results, etc.) and adherence to the processes, standards, and regulatory requirements

  • Participate in the budget process and monitor the budget, support both the business with IT capital and operating expense investment requirements

  • Participate in the research, analysis, selection, and implementation of new tools, technologies and/or services.

  • Develop, gather, and measure relevant productivity metrics

  • Manage and participate on IT projects as required.

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or technology and relevant work experience required.

  • 5+ years of R&D laboratory IT experience is a plus.

  • PMP certification is a plus.

  • Project or team leadership experience required

  • IT project management required

  • Demonstrated experience/results in leading, coaching, motivating, inspiring, and influencing both direct reports and project teams, accomplishing results through others



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