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Manager Operations, ECM

Req # JR - 028400 Location Zurich, Canton of Zurich Job Category Manufacturing Date posted 12/14/2020

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Position Overview

  • Support the External Contract Manufacturing (ECM) organization in execution resulting in business sustainability, growth and cost savings.
  • Partner with contract manufacturers to ensure quality, delivery and cost meet or exceed Baxter’s expectations.  
  • Serve as liaison between company and External Contract Manufacturer network.
  • Provide oversight to the manufacturing, quality and development of products performed at ECM’s.
  • Manage contracts to ensure delivery on company expectations, and meeting budget targets, cost savings and capacity management.
  • Partner with Procurement and Supply Chain functions to ensure continuity of product supply.
  • Monitor key ECM operating mechanisms.
  • Coordinate communication between all applicable internal and external functions/organizations regarding ECM operations.
  • Analyze actual to budget cost variances, identify root cause, and drive cost improvement.
  • Manage issues to ensure efficient and effective resolution.  
  • Lead performance business reviews with suppliers/contracting organizations.
  • Responsible for ECM metrics for scorecard/dashboard.
  • Partner with Quality Assurance to support/perform supplier audits, quality investigations, and non-conformance analysis by providing appropriate product/process expertise.
  • Support Due Diligence evaluations of potential Business Development Target organizations

Qualifications - External Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  
  • Five plus years of Medical Device / Pharmaceutical / Biologics industry experience working with Marketing, R&D, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Quality required.
  • Technical Skills appropriate to the assigned ECM Category, including: cGMP-Regulations and Regulatory Affairs, Quality Control and Assurance, and Operations.
  • Cross functional team leadership; ability to work and influence across business units and functions, multi-site, multi- cultural. Proven ability to hold others accountable.
  • Ability to develop and manage partnerships.
  • Ability to drive and sustain transformational change.
  • Strong financial acumen preferred.
  • Production acumen preferred
  • Management level presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute complex plans on time and on budget.
  • Ability to think strategically and to provide clear direction to others.
  • Superior analytical, organization, and project management skills

Reasonable Accommodations

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