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Senior Manager, Quality Systems, Product Development (Pharma)

Req #: JR - 075453 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States (Remote) Additional locations United States of America - Remote Job Category: Quality Control Date Posted: 09/21/2022

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This is where you make a difference in our patients’ safety. As a member of the Baxter Quality team, you will play an essential part in our mission of saving and sustaining lives. Quality is important throughout the entire product lifecycle and works collaboratively with all areas of the organization. Because Quality touches everything Baxter does, a role in Quality provides many opportunities for growth, learning and a successful career that has a daily impact on people’s lives.

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Senior Manager, Quality Systems, Product Development (Pharma)

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 Sr. Manager, Quality Systems, Product Development is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Product Development and Lifecycle Management Quality System including creation, architecture, implementation, and continuous improvementof the global process for all Baxter products including: Pharmaceuticals (therapeutics, solutions, and generic drugs), Biologic Products, Medical Devices (electromechanical and disposables), and Software as a Medical Device. This is an individual contributor position.

This role identifies and drives continuous improvements to the product lifecycle management system while building and managing relationships with the Global Business Units including R&D, Global Supply Chain, Supplier Quality Management, Post-Market Surveillance, Worldwide Medical, Marketing, and Regulatory Affairs to ensure alignment on strategic initiatives.

Your Team at Baxter

Within Quality, every role makes a difference. Products that Baxter makes are shipped worldwide for patients in need. Whether it's building a new process from scratch or facing a never-before-seen production hurdle, individuals within Quality are given the trust and opportunity to bring creativity to the table. Regardless of your specific role with a product, it is sure to touch a portion of our global operation.

The mission of Baxter is to save and sustain lives. This mission is embedded into everything we do. This means if there is a decision to be made where quantity and quality are at odds, we will always choose quality. Our patients come first, always.

The Quality function values both working together as a team and independently. We draw energy from working in a plant or an office where there are opportunities to collaborate. As the company evolves, so does the way our team approaches work as it strives to create top-of-the-line products.

We build relationships with each other to get work done. Building these relationships is easy because we all share common traits of being reliable, ethical, and caring. We lean on our colleagues for their expertise and hold each other accountable. We feel empowered to speak up when there's a new insight or opportunity to improve something. This open dialog builds trust within the team and helps create a better product for our customers.

What you'll be doing:

  • Serves as one of the senior technical representatives in Product Development and Lifecyle Management (PDLM) in the Quality organization with responsibility for process results in terms of product quality, performance, and safety.
  • Manages interface with Quality Compliance audit team to support audit plans, due diligence plans, and inspection readiness plans. Provides support for internal audits and external inspections.
  • Develops new and improved processes in collaboration with other QMS element Stewards and global leadership. Influences the decision-making process to ensure quality requirements are included when improvement initiatives take place.
  • Provides quality systems support for all products including: Electromechanical, Disposables, Containers, Implantable Devices, Biologic Devices, Therapeutics, and Software products. Includes all lifecycle phases from late-stage feasibility through development, sustaining, and discontinuation.
  • Serves as the data architect for implementation for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems to ensure product information and where used here reporting requirements are met.
  • Interacts frequently with plants, R&D, RA, Labeling and other internal supervisors, functional peer and senior leaders also leads interactions with regulators and customers to represent the company products and processes.
  • Identifies and leads continuous improvement projects with the objective of achieving quality, reliability, and cost improvements.
  • Flexibility to travel up to 20% both international and domestic.

What you'll bring:

  • BS in science or engineering; advanced degree helpful.
  • 7 years in Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering or related field.
  • Thorough knowledge of Product Development and Change Control , regulations and standards.
  • Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, Quality Engineer, Lead Auditor, or Six Sigma, is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in a pharmaceutical (preferred) and medical device related field or business.
  • Possesses knowledge and abilities to operate within an environment that requires a high degree of urgency, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, positive interpersonal skills, ability to handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously, and capable of performing as a leader.
  • Strong quality assurance / control, manufacturing, laboratory, technical support, or regulatory background.

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Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Meet Christelle, Senior Quality Manager in Malta

"I was an Engineering Graduate with a Master's in Business Administration, and was more inclined toward working with people than with machines. When I came across an opportunity to work with Baxter as a Quality Engineer, it was the perfect combination: a manufacturing environment and a role that required me to collaborate with multiple teams daily. Baxter's mission of saving and sustaining lives gives me all the purpose and fulfilment I need."

Christelle

Meet Lorena, Senior QA Associate in London, UK

"I am registered pharmacist in the UK with experience with drug products and final product release. I am very dedicated to my work and accurate in details to ensure correct assessment is provided to our customers to ensure patients' safety."

Lorena

Meet Gary, Quality Research Manager in Singapore

"I have always enjoyed working at Baxter and I find here to be a great place to work! Management truly cares for you, and invests time and resources to support your career goals and aspirations. My current role provides me the opportunity to work with culturally diverse teams, bringing different talents together, learning from one another and working toward a common goal and mission."

Gary

Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Christelle

Meet Christelle, Senior Quality Manager in Malta

"I was an Engineering Graduate with a Master's in Business Administration, and was more inclined toward working with people than with machines. When I came across an opportunity to work with Baxter as a Quality Engineer, it was the perfect combination: a manufacturing environment and a role that required me to collaborate with multiple teams daily. Baxter's mission of saving and sustaining lives gives me all the purpose and fulfilment I need."

Lorena

Meet Lorena, Senior QA Associate in London, UK

"I am registered pharmacist in the UK with experience with drug products and final product release. I am very dedicated to my work and accurate in details to ensure correct assessment is provided to our customers to ensure patients' safety."

Gary

Meet Gary, Quality Research Manager in Singapore

"I have always enjoyed working at Baxter and I find here to be a great place to work! Management truly cares for you, and invests time and resources to support your career goals and aspirations. My current role provides me the opportunity to work with culturally diverse teams, bringing different talents together, learning from one another and working toward a common goal and mission."

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