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Sr. Manager Supply Chain

Req # JR - 063228 Location Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Job Category Supply Chain Date posted 05/02/2022

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.

Your role:

In this role you will be responsible for the global supply chain of finished good products including demand and supply planning and distribution of products. You will manage multiple product lines within a segment of the business including the management of buyers and/or planners who execute planning, purchasing, and distribution processes. Provide leadership and strategic direction through management of planning activities, processes, and data/information and systems. Lead systems development and implementation initiatives for the team. Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives that optimize inventory turns, service levels, maximize profitability, and support dynamic changes in market conditions.

What you'll do:

  • Develop, implement, and execute strategic supply chain processes in support of supply chain and business objectives

  • Responsible for managing planners and/or buyers who create and achieve production/purchase plans in support of goals & objectives. (Demand/Supply Optimization in accordance with business rules)

  • Meets with suppliers to discuss issues, performance, and future strategies

  • Evaluates supplier processes and partners with suppliers to establish Best in Class performance

  • Responsible to lead Planners through S&OP/Operating Review meetings - identify business critical issues and facilitate discussion and decision making in support of goals & objectives

  • Accountable for optimizing inventory turns - minimize excess & obsolete inventory through product life cycle management

  • Accountable for maximizing service levels, in conjunction with inventory goals, through distribution requirement planning and deployments

  • Lead and facilitate cross functional teams in support of strategic initiatives both within the supply chain organization and across the business units

  • Responsible to provide management with inventory projections and proactively identifies service level issues

  • Works with order management, sales & marketing, product managers, manufacturing, suppliers, distribution centers and third party logistics provider in support of business objectives

What you'll have:

  • 7+ years relevant experience

  • Bachelors degree in Operations/Logistics or similar field

  • Knowledge of all aspects of the business including profitability, inventory turns and service levels

  • Strong leadership skills, communication skills and a strong ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to do analysis of tradeoffs between business objectives - ability to think systemically

  • Supervisory and/or management experience to drive result through team leadership

  • Strong problem solving, negotiating, solutions orientation and presentation skills

Nice to have:

  • MBA and APICS certification preferred


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