Project Manager

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.

Project Manager

About Baxter

Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services.

The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries.

Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.

Position Overview

Provides cross-functional leadership on key high value projects for Renal business from concept through implementation, delivery & post-market support. Assures quality is built into the design during new product development. Leads teams to deliver product objectives, drives clarity by defining/prioritizing the work, defines critical interdependencies/deliverables for the cross-functional team, works with the Business and Core Team leading cross-functional work, manage program risks, deliver quality and impactful products, within budget.

Provides oversight for various projects and core team initiatives on routine cadence to senior management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Own end-to-end project/program delivery, including Scoping, Prioritizing, Project plan, schedule, execution/monitoring working with Cross-functional teams globally.
Work in close collaboration with Resource managers, Project Leads, Commercial leads, Regulatory affairs & Technical teams to achieve tactical project goals & balance strategic organization goals.
Direct and manage Projects with cross functional teams spread globally, playing a leadership role in development, implementation and launch process across products.
Identify project risks, control them and manage regular communication to stakeholders, ensuring thoroughness in dealing with the details.
Be a change agent. Drive agility in organization & demonstrate sense of urgency.
Understands and deploys processes to assure conformance to the Baxter New Product Development (NPD) process in an expedited manner.
Continuously reviews program progress, proactively identify risks and collaboratively develops and drives risk mitigation efforts.
Interacts frequently with all levels of internal management as well as across functions and business units.
Will work with post-market teams to monitor and handle product issues in the installed base through the CAPA processes laid down.
Will be involved in identifying, selecting, managing & working with vendors of specialized skills and/or goods as is needed on projects.
Participates in interactions with customers and regulators concerning product design, systems and processes.
Identifies and manages continuous improvement projects that may span multiple sections or departments with the objective of achieving quality, reliability and cost improvements.
Develops long term plans for product development proposals.
Has a keen eye on continuous improvement and simplification for  efficient delivery.
Essential Skills

Experience in multiple capacities in handling Electromechanical devices with embedded Software. Should have had hands-on experience and worked as program / project manager for significantly complex projects in large organizations dealing with co-ordination across multiple functions like R&D, IT, Service, Marketing, Quality, Regulatory.
Demonstrated facilitation and negotiation skills in driving closure on product/program-related decisions/issues
Budget management skills – Finance, resource deployment & Material tracking and utilization.
Strong visualization & reporting skills using latest & greatest project management & reporting tools
Strong presentation skills and having had the exposure to reporting out project status to senior management.
Vendor management skills – have had exposure working with external consulting firms delivering specialized skills and/or goods.
Excellent interpersonal/communication/influencing/negotiation skills required
Sharp business, technical & financial acumen.
Exposure to medical device or Healthcare projects would be a definite plus with exposure to the following:
Medical regulatory standards: 510K, FDA/ISO/IEC
Education and/or Experience:

Bachelors/Masters Degree in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Biomedical Engineering or equivalent
Overall 10 years of experience with minimum 5years in Program Management involving complex electromechanical hardware, Firmware, IT, Regulatory, Security, product life cycle and marketing.
PMP / Six Sigma certification will be added advantage
Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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