Baxter Mgr, Purchasing in Belgium, Belgium

About Baxter Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-centre dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.

A Career That Matters Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.

Role Responsibilities

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for strategy development and implementation for the supply of Nutrition API’s, Chemicals.

  • Develop and implement supply strategies to support the Global Nutrition business

  • Negotiate and develop commercial agreements with suppliers

  • Provide guidance to R&D (technical and commercial) regarding new industry trends and provide market intelligence

  • Develop value generation and cost reduction programs

  • Lead the risk management and supply continuity programs for the category.

  • Work with critical suppliers to improve current performance and develop new opportunities

  • Able to communicate and engage senior management of current and potential suppliers

  • Lead cross functional teams to successfully drive complex sourcing projects

  • Able to communicate in a professional way with internal stakeholders (senior management) to ensure the necessary buy-in for the sourcing projects

  • Utilize benchmarking processes to determine best-in-class processes to drive improvements in value/cost, quality and service

  • Apply appropriate competitive cost and process benchmarks, financial analysis and risk management techniques to solve complex issues

    Skills and Experience

  • Degree in life sciences, chemistry or chemical engineering.

  • Fluency in English is required

  • Experience in Procurement and/or business development/technical sales plus Supply Chain Management is required.

  • Detailed understanding of cost modelling / benchmarking and pharma processes.

  • Strong experience in Project Management

  • Pro-active personality and good at establishing clear directions

  • Customer oriented mindset

  • Drive for results

  • Knowledge of six sigma / black belt methodologies is an asset

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Business process capability and strategic thinking

  • Multi-cultural knowledge / /

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/ Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic. /

Job: *Purchasing

Organization: *Global Operations - Purchasing (PSM)

Title: Mgr, Purchasing

Location: Belgium-Belgium-Braine-l%27Alleud

Requisition ID: 180008EL