Spec, IT – Regional MES

  • Full Time
  • Bangalore
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Baxter International Inc.

Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy


Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.


At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.


*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.

About Us

Nothing changes if nothing changes, which is why Baxter is transforming our global IT function—into one that will strengthen partnerships and enable smarter, more efficient and connected business processes. In the dynamic healthcare industry, we need to be ready to face new challenges and opportunities. As we learn, we must be agile and innovative to reveal new ways of working. Technology and our digital capability will help create a more efficient and innovative ecosystem to enable our employees, customers and products to drive better outcomes for patients worldwide.

We are at the critical intersection where robust IT infrastructure and networking support meets the physicians, nurses and care givers who save and sustain lives. Together, we can build upon Baxter’s rich heritage to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations. Together, we can change how IT meets healthcare. Together, we are Baxter.

This is where technology fuels purpose-driven work. Where your purpose accelerates our mission.

Title: Spec, IT-Regional MES

Location: Bangalore

Your role

Baxter Healthcare Asia Pacific has 11 manufacturing plants using a high level of Automation. An MES system developed by Baxter (MRDACS/EBD) is implemented fully in 2 of these plants and partially in another. The company has taken a strategic decision to now standardize all plants on a common platform. Simatic IT eBR/Opcenter Execution Pharma, a Siemens software, will be rolled out.

There is therefore a support and a project element to this role. The MES COE team will provide 24/7 support to plants live on the standard solution.

The project role involves being part of a project team to implement the MES in new plants. This role involves being in a team involving Plant IT, Engineering, Production and Quality Staff. Within the project role the roll out and development of the Software, mentors of the Process Control Systems will guide and work together to ensure the direction and implementation meets the quality and production requirements of the systems and interfaces correctly with other production systems. This role will report directly to the APAC Regional IT Manager and will focus on the Asia Pacific region.

What you’ll be doing

Manage the software development and documentation component of MES focused projects and programs in Asia Pacific region with special focus in MES (OpCenter Execution Pharma from Siemens).
Coordinate with other team members to drive standardization and regional best practices in manufacturing and supply chain IT programs, both in technology and approach.
Monitor the performance of the existing MES system across appropriate run metrics (availability, tech performance, etc.) and take lead in reporting regionally and globally as needed and in coordination of appropriate issue resolution.
Create functional designs, test scripts, and training documentation.
Understand Digital Manufacturing concept and think of regional approach to speed up implementation and reduce local burden for application maintenance.
Drive standardized business processes among manufacturing systems/functions to simplify business processes using industry experience.
Work closely with management to understand and prioritize business goals and information needs, including translate needs to functional systems requirement documents and design specifications.
Manage overall testing process and project to within defined project plan timelines.
During Maintenance, Small Change and project work ensure all testing and validation requirements are performed.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering discipline
Manufacturing and Supply Chain IT Operational experience is important
Experience in MES or other manufacturing applications in Pharmaceutical or Food Industry is desired
Have at least 5+ years’ experience in development of manufacturing applications
Have good understanding in Oracle Database or other SQL Databases
Experience in programming languages Visual Basic, Visual C#, etc will be an advantage
Effective written and oral communication and presentation skills
Can work independently as well as within multi-disciplinary teams
Proven ability to manage software implementations across multiple locations within Asia Pacific, with strong ability to interact effectively within a multidisciplinary and diverse team
Effective interpersonal, technical and problem-solving skills
Strong understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices
Support manufacturing and supply chain leadership in identifying operational opportunities for continuous improvement
Determine value assessment/business drivers for process improvement within manufacturing and supply chain IT
English language proficiency a must
What you’ll bring

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in appropriate discipline.
Manufacturing and Supply Chain IT Operational experience desired
Experience in MES application in Pharmaceutical or Food Industry
Office environment based in Asia Pacific.  Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, primarily to AP Baxter Manufacturing and Supply Chain locations.  May require weekend and extended work periods.
Reasonable Accommodations

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