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Mgr, Purchasing

Req # JR - 022257 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category Purchasing Date posted 06/17/2020

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About Baxter

Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.

Summary:

Optimize supplier relationships while maximizing value and ensuring product quality. Drive cost optimization initiatives while providing uninterrupted product flow for commercial products as well as new products. Develop project plans and manage projects to implement short and long-term sourcing strategies for API or related pharmaceutical components. Directly responsible for development of supplier relations and management of individuals and programs to affect total cost efficiencies. Responsible for creating innovative techniques and providing new tools for use in maximizing value of the procurement supply chain. Interfaces regularly with senior leadership as well as related management functions to guarantee consistency of strategies as well as overall company goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design sourcing strategies and develop internal/supplier relationships that extract maximum value from the current and potential supplier base. Strategies are continuously challenged and refined.
  • 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.
  • Monitor category and/or supplier spending, both in aggregate and via patterns/cycles, and continuously evaluate options to reduce total cost of ownership. In depth understanding of suppliers capabilities, capacity and overall financial stability.
  • Continuously evaluate and assess supplier performance reports consistent with agreed to requirements to insure consistency with quality, service and delivery targets.
  • Stimulate and support product innovation; develop market intelligence and benchmarking; act as subject matter expert in commodity and supplier market dynamics; proactively identify new markets and supplier sources.
  • Develop and manage working relationships with both internal Baxter functions and suppliers to manage resolution of supplier issues.
  • Drive implementation of the Baxter Supplier Quality Standard and develop strong, ethical relationships with world-class suppliers consistent with Baxter Shared Values and Baxter's Business Practice Standard for Suppliers.
  • Manages analysis of complex problems related to suppliers and continuity of supply requiring in-depth analysis of supplier management principles.
  • Utilizes a network of benchmarking peers to drive for Best Demonstrated Practices (BDP).

Experience:

  • Strong academic background:
    • Bachelor’s Degree required in Technology, Engineering or Chemistry/Biology.
    • MBA with Supply Chain concentration preferred.
  • Broad global experience with consulting background preferred.
  • Must have 3+ years experience with Chemicals/APIs and/or key components for pharmaceutical products.
  • Application of Six-Sigma methodology in medical device/ pharmaceutical industry.
  • 5-7 years of diversified procurement, operational experience and quality transformation with 2+ years as a manager.
  • Cost optimization management preferred.
  • Skilled in project management. 
  • In depth knowledge of area of expertise, and/or pharmaceutical industry. 
  • C.P.M., P.M.P and/or A.P.P. desirable.
  • Good oral, written communications, and presentation skills.
  • Able to interface with multiple levels of management, including senior management at both procurement and business unit levels.

A Career That Matters

Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day. 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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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 Americas_TTA@baxter.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

EEO is the Law 
EEO is the law - Poster Supplement
Pay Transparency Policy

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 Americas_TTA@baxter.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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