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Req # JR - 040964 Location Old Toongabbie, New South Wales, Australia Job Category Supply Chain Date posted 07/21/2021

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 Role

The Supply Chain team has many exciting projects currently and in the future.  We are seeking a highly experienced Supply & Demand Planner to join our high performing team based in our Old Toongabbie Campus. Your main duties will include supporting commercial and operational business needs by managing and ensuring execution of the ANZ demand and fulfilment.

This pivotal role requires strong collaboration and stakeholder managementskills across the business. You will be a positive self-starter with strong analytical, attention to detail and decision-making skills.  You will also be comfortable working in a fast-paced working environment, be solution focused and be able to demonstrate strong commercial acumen.


  • Manage forecasting consensus meetings with cluster/country commercial team

  • Understand the drivers behind forecast adjustments & be able to clearly communicate these to other stakeholders

  • Maintain Market intelligence-based adjustments to baseline statistical forecast in Rapid Response system

  • Collaborate with other demand planners to validate commercial adjustments to baseline forecasts

  • Work with other central demand planners to manage/apply constrained product forecasts and communicate to stakeholders

  • Provide cluster/country analysis & reports

  • Communicate with Network Planners/Production Planning Managers to monitor delivery pipeline

  • Collaborate with local teams & stakeholders to manage supply risks & issues, e.g. constrained supply, low-cover and back orders.

  • Ensure planning parameters in Rapid Response & SYNC are updated as required

  • Establish and maintain strong supplier relationships globally and locally to facilitate timely supply of quality goods and services

  • Liaise with key stakeholders to maintain data integrity for all aspects of product and supplier set up within the master data system

  • Work closely with commercial stakeholders to ensure the seamless integration (including run out plans where necessary) of new and existing products to minimise obsolescence costs and customer impact.

  • Take action on key reports which include backorders, customer service levels, low inventory coverage, excess and expiry reports to minimise customer service and cost impact

  • Responsible for inventory forecast for assigned product portfolios

  • Lead efforts to reduce and redistribute excess and slow move inventory for assigned product portfolios

  • Support country/cluster Financial processes

  • Manage product lifecycle activities e.g. product launch, phase in/phase out

  • Maintain master data in ERP

  • Support Customer Service team in management of customer orders

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • At least 5-8 years of Supply Chain & planning experience

  • Mastery in planning concept with hands-on experience in multiple planning (ERP) systems and interfaces

  • Working knowledge of inventory management

  • Proficient in English Language

  • Proven ability to make timely decisions

  • Strong project management capability enhanced by an effective change leadership capability.

  • Demonstrated experience in working in a matrixed environment, both locally and globally.

Desirable Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Business/Supply Chain/Logistics Management is preferred

  • APICS CPIM or CSCP certification highly desirable

  • Experience in Healthcare industry

Benefits & Culture:

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and winner of the 2019 Women in MedTech Award, Baxter ANZ is focused on being a best place to work. Situated in Western Sydney, and featuring and onsite subsidized cafeteria and café, gym, we offer a dynamic and future focused work environment offering workplace flexibility, additional annual leave and a strong value driven culture.

Apply today and experience a career that matters!

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.


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