Full Job Description
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.
This leadership position is responsible for global procurement of API/Chemicals spend of approximately $300 million, a supplier base of 470 and a team of 4 direct reports and 2 indirect reports procurement professionals located across the globe. Provide leadership, strategic thinking and expertise for API and Specialty Chemicals to advance Baxter Global Business Units (GBUs) mission agenda “Sustain and Save Lives”.
Drive all aspects of Strategic Sourcing and Spend Management.
Lead supplier relationship management and risk assessments. Develop and Implement appropriate risk mitigation plans.
Responsible for negotiations and contracting.
Responsible for recruiting, coaching, and driving top talent in category management.
Develop robust category strategies that reduce supply base, reduce dependence on single/sole sourced suppliers, deliver continuity of supply, and provide for annual cost reductions.
Deliver annual VIP (cost reductions) and PPV objectives at category and plant levels.
Jointly, with supplier quality, address supplier quality issues on time.
Effectively manages long-term relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
Bachelor's Degree; MBA desirable. CPM preferred.
Minimum 10 years’ relevant business and people management experience in Procurement or Supply Chain discipline.
High level technical aptitude. Engineering, Chemistry or other Technical training.
Ability to think strategically and globally.
Ability to manage diverse stakeholder interests and expectations.
In-depth knowledge of complex pricing arrangements and supplier profitability.
Strong ethical background.
Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal, analytical and presentation skills.
Strong decision maker surrounding multi-million dollar contracts and agreements and major policies.
Risk management skill set required to drive innovative solutions and problem solving analysis and resolution.
Seasoned negotiator with knowledge of cost tools such as material breakdown, benchmarking, value analysis, value engineering, complex RFQ’s and innovative purchasing tools.
Strong project management skills to drive projects to closure.
Knowledge of root cause analysis, problem solving, continuous improvement, corrective and preventative action, product quality assurance systems and supplier performance development and evaluation is helpful.
Travel of 25-40% including global travel
Experience in a regulated and highly technical environment preferred, such as experience in the Pharma, Food and Beverage, Pharma Contract Manufacturing, and/or Medical industries
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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