Global Director Manufacturing Strategy
Baxter Healthcare Corp 589 reviews - Round Lake, IL

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Global Director Manufacturing StrategyResponsible for ensuring that the Company's global manufacturing network is positioned to be a source of competitive advantage and is capable of delivering the long term performance needed by its businesses. Manages the Company's Manufacturing strategic planning processes / projects, including the annual strategy review, in-depth review of key strategic issues and investment prioritization. Ensures the best use of organization resources in defining and planning goals, objectives and programs to achieve the strategic plan and to achieve growth and profitability.Provides input into the company's strategic plans, capacity and improvement strategies.Supports the annual strategic planning activities for the function ensuring corporate guidelines and schedules are met.Supports businesses and regions in their environmental/ business assessments and development/review of their long-term strategies.Develops manufacturing strategies consistent with the business strategy to ensure ability to deliver the planned business resultsGuides regional manufacturing operations through in-depth analysis and resolution of key strategic manufacturing issues.Supports the review and prioritization of manufacturing investments, and fulfills requirements of the Manufacturing Council (comprised of the company's senior manufacturing leaders)Recommends best-in-class Operational Excellence practices to be adopted in our global plantsProvides key inputs towards optimizing the global manufacturing network and in managing aggregate capacities of the networkProvides strategic link with division/region business developmentCoaches and develops team members (typically manufacturing and strategy professionals from businesses / regions.) when working on projectsRequiredBachelor's degree required in science, technology or engineering and Master's Degree in Business Administration or Industrial Engineering/ Operations Research.10+ solid years of business experience and, at least, five years of management experience in dealing with issues of business and manufacturing strategy.Experience in large scale, global pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing network is highly preferredGeneral business knowledge and in-depth knowledge in one or more of the following is needed to guide development of strategies: Manufacturing, Engineering or Operations.Solid business acumen and knowledge of external healthcare business environment along with an understanding of competitive history and the ability to forecast next moves.Solid understanding of the key drivers of manufacturing performance and how manufacturing capabilities can be used to derive competitive advantage in a healthcare settingSolid quantitative and qualitative assessment skills, critical thinking skills, and ability to constructively challenge ideas and assumptions.Familiarity with discrete manufacturing operations employing plastics processing technologies (e.g. extrusion, injection molding, automated assembly).

Exposure to manufacture of sterile products a plus.Requires a strategic orientation, ability to deal with uncertainty and ambiguity and the ability to help translate ideas into manufacturing / business strategiesStrong leadership skills and the ability to facilitate/manage in a matrix environmentSolid process management skillsStrong influencing skills and the ability to work in a highly matrixed, consensus-driven organization.Good oral and written communication and presentation skills Baxter provides its employees with comprehensive compensation and benefits.To view other opportunities at Baxter and to learn more about the company, please visit our Web site at . EOE M/F/D/V.

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axter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX), is an American health care company with headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois. The company primarily...