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Source to Pay Procurement Manager- Americas

Req # JR - 048102 Location Heredia, Provincia de Heredia, Costa Rica Job Category Purchasing Date posted 10/12/2021

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.

This position will be responsible for developing and executing category strategies, drive complex negotiations, manage supplier relationships and support key stakeholders to improve service levels and reduce total costs.  

 Key responsibilities include:

  •  Optimize supplier relationships while maximizing value and ensuring uninterrupted product/service flow in contract management.

  •  Develop project plans and manage projects to implement short and long-term sourcing strategies.

  •  Directly responsible for development of supplier relations and management of individuals and programs to affect total cost efficiencies.

  •  Responsible for creating innovative techniques in optimizing cost.

  • Lead supplier selection process and negotiate global contracts.

  • Develop actionable recommendations based on a clear definition and articulation of options and tradeoffs

  • Develops action plans that anticipate implementation problems and leverages internal and supplier capabilities while building full commitment throughout the process.

  •  Develop and manage working relationships with both internal Baxter functions and suppliers to manage resolution of supplier issues.

  •  Utilizes a network of benchmarking peers to drive for Best Demonstrated Practices (BDP).


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business with 5-10 years of recent procurement, contract & supplier management experience preferred

  • Contract Analysis/Legal experience desirable (management tool)

  • Advanced English, Portuguese is a plus

  • Ability to think strategically and globally

  • Experience presenting to and working with senior management required -

  • Excellent project management, facilitation, interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Financial acumen; high degree of ethics

  • Ability to build strategic supplier and stakeholder relationships

  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix environment


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