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.
The Traffic Specialist is responsible for the route planning of deliveries to home dialysis patients, hospitals, and dialysis centers in diverse areas across their assigned region. This is accomplished by utilizing Baxter’s private fleet along with third party vendors. This position is accountable for assisting in minimizing freight costs, and meeting productivity goals to include; Private fleet budget, and private fleet utilization. The Traffic Specialist also relies heavily on Baxter customer service, and Baxter field personnel to help meet these goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain computerized routing environments by updating delivery time windows, pick-ups, redeliveries, geocodes and maintaining all appropriate data.
Utilize a computer routing system to assist in routing orders, pick-ups, and redeliveries, then analyze the outcome to develop the most cost efficient and customer service oriented routing scenarios on a daily basis.
Make sound financial decisions on orders not delivering on the private fleet while keeping customer service in mind.
Maintain open lines of communication with customer service and the warehouse staff.
Responsible for regional budget/forecast commitments.
Maintain daily and weekly warehouse driver schedule.
Develop and submit weekly analytical progress reports.
Traffic Specialist may be required to cover teammate duties as assigned.
Must have very strong analytical, PC, communication, and organizational skills. The position requires the ability to multi-task and also the talent needed to work in a fast paced, high stress environment.
Must have a demonstrated aptitude for data analysis, as the position requires the ability to assemble information, analyze, verify, and make recommendations based on the analysis.
Must be able to work in a team environment and have independent self direction.
Must be able to multi-task, be flexible, use problem-solving skills, and make decisions.
Education and Experience
High school degree or equivalent is required.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
1 plus years of distribution and/or transportation experience preferred.
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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Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to Americas_TTA@baxter.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.