Baxter International Site Director Cali, Columbia Every day, millions of patients and caregivers rely on Baxter’s leading portfolio of critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products.
For more than 85 years, we’ve been operating at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers that make it happen.
With products, technologies and therapies available in more than 100 countries, Baxter’s employees worldwide are now building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations.
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plant services that meet safety, quality, cost and on-time delivery goals in support of associated business objectives. Accountable for planning, organizing and controlling the manufacturing and support activities at the site to produce quality products on time and competitively in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Drive manufacturing standardization and process improvements at resident site, other sites doing similar work, and manufacturing operations upstream / downstream of site to achieve network optimization.
Continuously develop and upgrade talent at site to meet growing demands of business. Support requests to assist in recovery or transformational efforts at other plants throughout network.
Responsible for meeting or exceeding plant financial goals and key operating performance targets on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Responsible for plant’s compliance with all regulatory policies. Determine plant policies consistent with Corporate requirements.
Drive continuous improvement of site operations through a formal program, resources, metrics and accountability.
Responsible for recruiting, selecting and motivating leaders to lead the various aspects of the operation. Assess, develop and manage top talent to engage and retain team members and meet business objectives.
Assess key strengths and skill gaps of the talent pipeline. Lead, motivate and coach direct reports to do the same.
Report operational performance monthly and take actions to address misses. Establish communication operation mechanism to keep senior leadership informed of both leading and lagging performance and act to address.
Create a culture within the plant to maintain compliance with Environment, Health & Safety requirements and a zero-harm workplace.
Interact regularly with senior management on matters concerning functional areas and / or customers. Frequently interact with other plant managers and technology groups within the Corporation and contract vendors outside the Corporation.
Develop and own three-year site capital plan and drive execution to support ongoing business as well as expansion opportunities.
Liaise with Global Procurement for optimization of raw material suppliers, supplier score card measures and action plans, and cost reduction goals.
Liaise with R&D to support new product development plans and ensure adequate support of NPD program to achieve target launch dates.
Direct the development and establishment of essential technical manufacturing processes to accommodate the introduction of new products into the facility.
Ensure use of standard equipment and processes as defined by the corporate engineering group.
Partner with commercial team on developing portfolio life cycle management program.
Ability to make proper trade-offs to balance operational execution across production, quality, safety, customer delivery and financial metrics.
Ability to manage programs across technical, commercial and operational groups’ successful launches of new products, product changes and other growth plans for the business.
Strong business and financial acumen.
Strong situational adaptability skills.
Mature leadership and successful execution in a complex operational environment.
Interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to interface well with other departments, and lead effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
Operating knowledge of various functions within the plant and lean manufacturing.
Ability to change the thinking of or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations preferred.
Green or black belt certification preferred.
Education and Experience
Undergraduate degree in Science, Engineering, Supply Chain or related field required. Graduate degree (MBA) preferred.
Minimum 10 years’ experience in manufacturing function(s) and 4 years’ experience in plant manufacturing operation of a facility.
Ability to travel.
Willingness to relocate (relocation within region at a minimum)
Experience with assessing, developing and managing talent to benefit professional growth and meet business objectives.
Experience with managing financial metrics, P&L and cost reduction.
Experience leading other leaders.
FDA / highly regulated environments, high volume manufacturing of fluid-based products, plastics manufacturing, biologics / chemical manufacturing processes.
Leading a large cultural transformation.
Performing within a large, matrixed, global manufacturing organization required.