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Global Senior Manager, Procurement - Real Estate, Facilities, & Professional Services

Req # JR - 051739 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Job Category Purchasing Date posted 11/03/2021

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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. 


This position is responsible to be procurement’s primary point of contact for global real estate and facilities-related projects and initiatives. This role also leads the company Professional Services procurement needs. This position has a major impact on the company’s ability to deliver on its evolving real estate and  facilities, and professional services strategies. This position will successfully launch new projects on time, deliver within budget as well as meet quality, cost and delivery objectives. Additionally, this position will continuously and proactively investigate new suppliers and technologies in order to submit ideas to stakeholders and category management to maintain a funnel of opportunities to support the organizational goals.

Position Overview

  • Real estate, facilities, and professional services primary procurement point of contact for all new and existing projects and will contribute as the subject matter expert for contract and sourcing strategy and planning.

  • Execute procurement tasks to support on time project launches, delivering quality products, while achieving cost targets to align with successful launches

  • Work closely with category managers to coordinate new programs and award new business that align with commodity strategies, while leveraging preferred suppliers

  • Utilizes the strategic sourcing process, including the RFI/RFx process on a global basis. Manages supplier selection process and ensures supplier selections are based on sound selection criteria

  • Negotiate and execute statement of work (SOW) and supply agreements by aligning with cross-functional teams for long term success

  • Define  sourcing requirements, supplier decisions, risks, cost considerations, etc.

  • Own relationships with suppliers through contract process and efficiently/effectively transition ownership to assigned stakeholder

  • Proactively and consistently assess, analyze, consolidate, and communicate risk & status clearly and succinctly, to stakeholders

  • Lead supplier performance reviews for real estate, facilities, fleet and professional services projects

  • Continuously improve processes and eliminate roadblocks

  • Support Due Diligence and Company Acquisitions

  • Attend conferences, identify, screen and visit protentional new suppliers to generate new product ideas

  • Incorporate diversity and inclusion into strategy development

  • Includes safety and business continuity / risk assessment in strategy development

Qualifications - External Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required; MBA desirable. CPM preferred

  • 10 years of experience in Real Estate, Facilities, Financial Services and/or Project Management in a regulated industry desired.

  • Demonstrated ability to think globally and strategically, with a strong focus on effective stakeholder relations. yet listen to the voice of internal customers

  • Category experience with Maintenance, HVAC, Waste Management, Building Services, Janitorial and Sanitation, Material Handling, Fire Life Safety, etc.

  • Experience with project management approach to achieving results.

  • Demonstrated success managing a large  portfolio of projects required  a

  • High sense of urgency, highly driven to succeed with a strong focus on solutions to break through barriers

  • Working knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements (cGMP, DEA, OSHA, BOCA, EPA) and contract law

  • High energy level and strong self-motivation required

  • Executive level presentation skills

  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills

  • Ability to lead, develop and motivate suppliers and cross-functional teams, while working collaboratively

  • Negotiator with knowledge of cost tools such as material breakdown, benchmarking, value analysis, value engineering, make or buy, demand management, etc

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to quantify/evaluate manufacturing processes and technologies to ensure “best cost” solutions for purchased components and new product cost parameters

  • Able to work effectively in a matrix environment

  • Knowledge of the full value chain, including purchasing/supply chain, lean, etc.

  • Experience in Microsoft Office products such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and SharePoint.

  • Your employment is conditional upon being fully vaccinated for 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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