Baxter Global Supply Chain Planner /Analyst in Largo, Florida

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Summary The Global Supply Chain Planner/Analyst reports to the Manager Supply Chain and is part of the Global Service Operations organization. Global Services strives to deliver an unsurpassed value driven experience that makes Baxter an essential service solutions provider for our customer s to focus on what matters; patient care. Baxter is well positioned to be the best service provider for our customers due to the depth of our product knowledge, years of service expertise, commitment to product, serviceability and continued focus on operational excellence.

Essential Duties and responsibilities

  • Own end to end supply chain planning and execution of assigned technologies

  • Develop planning strategies to support internal and external customer requirements while minimizing the cost of doing business

  • Learn Baxter technology platforms that support spare part creation and management

  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders around the world. Establish and maintain effective communication with all levels within Baxter

  • Be an active contributor of Global spare parts planning team. Learn and implement Demand planning and inventory planning strategies and systems.

  • Directly support the procurement and disposition of spare parts in response to demand signals

  • Obtain materials in economic order quantities that maximize value and minimize total cost of ownership.

  • Assist in the annual standard costing process and provide price forecasts.

  • Participate in budget planning, inventory planning, monthly reporting and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Develop knowledge of purchasing and associated materials management systems, as well as, develop skills and knowledge in project management, negotiation and contract terms and conditions.

  • Ensure that procurement processes meet the requirements of Baxter and suppliers with Total Quality Management (TQM) in mind.

  • Monitor and disposition obsolete parts and supplier returns for rejected products and help resolve supplier's quality issues.

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of suppliers, technologies, manufacturing processes and purchasing strategies for assigned areas. Establish partnerships that are mutually beneficial to both Baxter and suppliers.

  • Monitor changes to spare part supply chain of assigned technologies and alert management about any cost, delivery or quality drivers.

  • Assist with projects as needed

  • Ability to learn new processes and systems

  • Computer literate. Software knowledge: Proficient in Microsoft office, Access

  • Complete tasks with minimal direction from manager and/or supervisor

  • Must be able to proactively improve processes, initiate projects and implement change.

  • Good presentation and communication skills.

  • High school diploma/GED required; Bachelor's degree in business or technical field preferred.

  • 2 or more years of supply chain experience preferred. Medical manufacturing industry background desired.

  • Knowledge of planning and procurement practices and techniques preferred.

  • C.P.M. and/or CPIM certification desirable.

  • Experience in MRP / Planning tools preferred.

  • Knowledge of Total Quality Management desired

    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.

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Job: *Supply Chain

Organization: *Global Services - Global Service Centers

Title: Global Supply Chain Planner /Analyst

Location: Florida-Largo

Requisition ID: 18000I96