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Sr. Project Manager, Digital Health

Req # JR - 033028 Location Deerfield, Illinois Job Category Business Project Management Date posted 01/20/2021

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. 

The Senior Project Manager of Digital Health is situated in the Digital Transformation Office and plays a vital role enabling Baxter’s company-wide digital operating model empowering people, processes and products.   As a key leader of the Digital Health pillar, this role will be instrumental to achieving our patient focused goals, creation of new innovative products, and increased digital revenue through efficient agile processes and data driven decisions.

What you'll be doing:

  • Provide business and technical leadership for major, high-complexity programs within the Digital Health/Business Transformation Office.  Program Management plays a critical leadership role in developing innovative digital products as well as driving end to end business process improvement and identifying and analyzing significant opportunities for increasing profitability across Baxter.  Baxter’s Digital Transformation Office transcends business lines and functional operations, designed to drive increased efficiency, and profitability while delivering improvement to operating margin and growth metrics.
  • Own digital technology, product, and commercial transformation programs, tracking, and reporting performance across in-flight programs and managing necessary analytic activity on potential programs.
  • Familiarity with digital product development including generating customer journeys, personas, human design, and customer education
  • Lead cross functional and technical teams in all aspects of project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closure for digital transformation programs.  Establish, track and communicate project risks.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations regarding deliverables during program execution.
  • Lead teams in timely resolution of complex problems, including development of digital solutions, project plans, resourcing plans and budgets.
  • Comfortable influencing and communicating with senior leaders across Commercial, Finance, Operations, IT, Quality and Research functions.
  • Manage all financial aspects of assigned projects, from initiation through close, which may include capital expenditures, functional expenses, and program positioning.
  • Enable fast-paced digital environment through people and culture change initiatives.
  • Versant in Digital IT tools, database, processes, etc to enable Digital Health solutions.
  • Fluent in modern design approaches and emerging technology including design thinking, agile delivery, scrum, SaaS, big data, AI/ML, etc.
  • Develop core team and program management capabilities across Baxter. Work within the guidelines of project management, standard performance metrics, and regulatory guidelines to apply best practice Project Management skills, methodologies and standards (such as PMBOK).


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering, IT or related discipline plus 7 years program management experience.  Desired: Master’s degree or equivalent in related discipline
  • Minimum: 10 yrs demonstrated success leading multi-site, global or enterprise wide programs in healthcare and/or pharma; digital or health IT product development experience strongly preferred; medical device industry experience is a plus
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification preferred
  • Self-motivated, good interpersonal skills, and experienced in analyzing complex problems and in driving high performing teams.
  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice and Product Development Process requirements
  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice and Product Development Process requirements
  • Proficient with digital tools and scheduling software
  • Respectful of individuals and the diverse contributions of all



Equal Employment Opportunity

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