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Buyer - Mfg. Operations, Indirect Materials

Req # JR - 049646 Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job Category Purchasing Date posted 03/23/2022

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Close engagement with EMEA MRO Category Manager & Plant Buyers to identify and execute savings opportunities for the category

  • Ensure the sourcing strategies defined by the Category Managers at EMEA/Global level are implemented and executed at the plant level and corresponding agreements are put in place

  • Actively align and execute category strategy (including suppliers’ selection, negotiation, risk & opportunities assessments) and the relationship with suppliers managed

  • Generate, develop and manage projects aimed at reducing the Total Cost of Ownership, and ensure the necessary buy-in of cross-functional teams to implement the projects

  • Ensure compliance with the general purchasing processes within Baxter group

  • Design RFP Request for Proposal, contracts and non-disclosure agreements for suppliers managed at local level

  • Report internally on Procurement KPI’s :  savings, cost avoidances, sourcing projects pipeline, etc. 

  • Supplier management: measure and analyze the supplier service level (KPIs)

  • Stakeholder management


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or Engineering 

  • 3–5-year experience in procurement and supply chain preferably within a highly regulated manufacturing environment (Medical Device and/or Pharmaceutical experience is an asset)

  • Experience in project management, sourcing and cost analysis processes.

  • Motivated, flexible, analytical and target oriented

  • Assertiveness and a persevering personality, together with an ability to be diplomatic, challenging and persuasive

  • Ability to work in a changing, multi-cultural and matrix environment

  • IT skills (JDE, Trackwise, Icertis, Office etc..)

  • Fluent in English

  • Strong communication skills

We offer

  • Permanent contract (after 6 months probation period)

  • Competitive salary in a diverse and multinational environment,

  • Possibilities for development on personal and professional level,

  • Package of benefits including Private medical care (Lux Med), Life Insurance, Multisport card or PPE program with very attractive conditions available for each employee after 6 months.

Reasonable Accommodations

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