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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.
Position Location : Cartago, Costa Rica
Manages product design and materials change projects to successful completion through best practices and stakeholder management.
Also, effectively prioritizes projects and interfaces with support functions and facility resources to drive projects to successful completion.
Provides clear direction on projects related to material component changes and product design to meet expectations of customers and stakeholders
Leads large team / teams in defining program strategies, developing goals, assigning project tasks and ensures the team meets all goals
Provides program updates and conducts reviews with all levels of management.
Using project management tools, develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with line managers and other manufacturing leaders.
Sets the project strategy, schedules, resource alignment and financial analysis.
Approves team deliverables for project completion
Provides technical support in all phases of product manufacturing.
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to interface well with other departments and lead effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
Must be well versed in Project Management tools and must possess knowledge of related disciplines.
PMP (project Management Professional) Certification is preferred.
Must have knowledge of such principles as cGMPs, FDA guidelines and purchasing practices.
Must be self-motivated, have good interpersonal skills, capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience, as well as, project management tools.
Ability to manage multiple cross-functional teams simultaneously.
Ability to design and implement projects / studies outside area of expertise.
Required Education and Experience
Minimum Bachelor’s degree
Bilingual English and Spanish is required, Portuguese preferred
Master’s degree in Materials Science, Engineering, or Chemistry strongly preferred.
Minimum of 6 years experience
Knowledge of Procurement processes- highly preferred
Experience in one or more of the following disciplines is preferred : a) Compatibility and comparability studies b) Formulation experience Filtration experience / expertise c) Terminal sterilization (Steam / Gamma / eBeam) d) Plastics expertise (PVC, polycarbonates, etc) e) Packaging engineering Transport validation