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Supply Chain Planner (12 month FTC)

Req # JR - 045637 Location Thetford, England, United Kingdom Job Category Supply Chain Date posted 11/25/2021

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.


We are looking for a Supply Chain Planner to willing to join the team on a 1 year FTC basis and be operationally accountable for the EMEA planning and reporting activities of a specified supply chain network.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the procurement planning, purchasing, inventory management of particular portfolio of finished goods.

  • Formulate & communicate short to mid-term tactical plans that balance supply & demand

  • Manage regional purchase orders and invoice approvals.

  • Collaborate with other Planners and Managers, Demand planners, Cluster fulfilment, Commercial & Shipping teams.

  • Proactively report supply chain risks e.g. low cover and escalate issues where appropriate to Commercial and Regulatory teams.

  • Align transfer orders, for stock and samples, where appropriate and send to ERP system for execution

  • Review transfer order exceptions and cancel, close out, or decrease or orders where necessary

  • Monitor supply chain performance, review & support planning parameters and drive continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Contribute to achieving inventory targets

  • Support input to financial planning and forecasting processes

  • Supports Life-cycle Management e.g. New Product Launch, Phase in /Phase out etc.


  • At least 2 years of related experience

  • Demonstrable strategic level of operational and/or supply chain experience

  • Evidence of ongoing continuing professional development

  • Strong people skills and the ability to work effectively with people across many different functions

  • Outstanding communication skills required

  • Superior computer skills, particularly Excel, reading and creating reports and conducting analysis for business decisions

  • Demonstrates strategic thinking, influencing and change management skills

  • Knowledge of JDE or similar platform

  • 6 Sigma green or black belt / Kinaxis Rapid Response knowledge would be considered an advantage

  • In-depth understanding of all aspects of end to end supply chain and how we interact with other functions

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Embraces change, challenges status quo and makes recommendations for improvements to processes.

  • Ability to communicate across multiple levels of the organization, verbally (face to face and virtual) and written

  • Capable of analysing and solving problems through innovative thought

  • Drives results with urgency and accountability, possessing solid financial and business acumen


Reasonable Accommodations

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