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.
Job Description Summary
This position is responsible to be procurement’s primary point of contact for Medication Delivery, New Product Introduction project’s and initiatives. This position has a major impact on the company’s ability to successfully launch new products on time, within budget as well as meet quality, cost and delivery objectives. Additionally, this position will continuously and proactively investigate new suppliers and technologies in order to submit ideas to R&D, marketing, engineering, and category management to maintain a funnel of opportunities to support the organizational goals.
Medication Delivery’s, primary procurement point of contact for all new product development projects and will contribute as the subject matter expert for project planning.
Execute procurement tasks to support on time product launches, delivering quality products, while achieving cost targets to align with successful and profitable market launches
Work closely with category managers to coordinate new programs and award new business that align with commodity strategies, while leveraging preferred suppliers
Utilizes the strategic sourcing process, including the RFI/RFx process on a global basis. Manages supplier selection process and ensures supplier selections are based on sound selection criteria
Negotiate and execute statement of work (SOW) and supply agreements by aligning with cross-functional teams for long term success of new products
Support NPI gate reviews communicating sourcing requirements, supplier decisions, risks, cost considerations, etc.
Own relationships with suppliers through product launch and efficiently/effectively transition ownership to assigned category manager
Communicate and coordinate with integrated supply chain to transition new products upon approval to align with project and market requirements.
Proactively and consistently assess, analyze, consolidate, and communicate risk & status clearly and succinctly, to stakeholders
Lead supplier performance reviews for NPI projects
Continuously improve processes and eliminate roadblocks for new product launches
Support Due Diligence and Company Acquisitions
Attend conferences, identify, screen and visit protentional new suppliers to generate new product ideas
Work with category management and R&D for idea generation and partner on preliminary investigation of new/existing suppliers and technologies
Qualifications - External Qualifications
Bachelor's degree required.
10+ years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering, R&D and/or Project Management in a regulated industry desired, Medical Device Industry preferred
Project/supplier management of electro-mechanical systems (electrical, mechanical and software)
Experience with new product development programs, stage gate processed, with ability to handle a multitude of projects, required.
High sense of urgency, highly driven to win and break through barriers rather than using them as excuses
High energy level and strong self-motivation required
Executive level presentation skills
Strong influencing and negotiation skills
Ability to lead, develop and motivate suppliers and cross-functional teams, while working collaboratively
Strong analytical skills with the ability to quantify/evaluate manufacturing processes and technologies to ensure “best cost” solutions for purchased components and new product cost parameters
Knowledge of the full value chain, including purchasing/supply chain, product development, manufacturing, lean, etc.
Experience in Microsoft Office products such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and SharePoint.
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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