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Manager, Procurement - Sterilization Services (Remote)

Req # JR - 063879 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States (Remote) Additional locations Tennessee (remote); South Dakota (remote); South Carolina (remote); Rhode Island (remote); Pennsylvania (remote); Oregon (remote); Oklahoma (remote); Ohio (remote); North Dakota (remote); North Carolina (remote); New York (remote); New Mexico (remote); New Jersey (remote); New Hampshire (remote); Nevada (remote); Nebraska (remote); Montana (remote); Missouri (remote); Mississippi (remote); Minnesota (remote); Michigan (remote); Massachusetts (remote); Maryland (remote); Maine (remote); Kentucky (remote); Kansas (remote); Iowa (remote); Indiana (remote); Idaho (remote); Georgia (remote); Florida (remote); Delaware (remote); Connecticut (remote); California (remote); Arizona (remote); Alabama (remote); Washington, D.C. (remote); Wyoming (remote); Wisconsin (remote); West Virginia (remote); Washington (remote); Virginia (remote); Vermont (remote); Texas (remote) Job Category Purchasing Date posted 03/16/2022

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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. 


This position is responsible to be procurement’s primary point of contact for MRO, Sterilization Services, Lab Supplies and Utilities. This position has a major impact on the company’s ability to successfully launch new product on time, 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible to lead Category Management activities globallyfor MRO, Sterilization Services, Lab Supplies and Utilities

  • Collaborate closely with the Management of Manufacturing Operations at senior level to establish strategic and tactical objectives, define priorities and develop and implement category strategies.

  • Develop sourcing and category management strategies for MRO, Sterilization Services and Utilities as part of the global team. Develop internal and external benchmarks and metrics to support global strategies.

  • Implement the category strategies and build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers.

  • Lead the supplier selection and contract negotiation process for key projects, within MRO, Sterilization Services and Utilities.

  • Ensure that appropriate Supplier Relationship Management programs are in place for strategic and critical suppliers in the concerned categories of spend (MRO, Sterilization Services and Utilities).

  • Provide regular progress updates for the concerned categories to the Senior Management and to key internal stakeholders.

  • Stimulate and support innovation by leveraging the supplier base, regularly reviewing market developments and mobilizing the appropriate internal network.


  • Bachelor/Master degree in Finance, Engineering or Business

  • Min 5 years of category management experience with multinational organizations. Previous experience with MRO and/or Utilities is an asset, while experience with Sterilization Services is a critical asset.

  • Proven experience in people, stakeholder and project management

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Business acumen and ability to develop strategic thinking

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and matrix environment.

  • Ability to work efficiently with virtual teams.

  • Must be able to speak and write fluently in English.

  • 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.



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.

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