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Dir, Program Management R&D

Baxter International, Inc.

Round Lake, IL
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Every day, Baxter touches the lives of millions of patients and providers worldwide who rely on our essential hospital and renal products and services. You’ll find Baxter’s products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. Baxter’s employees are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care. Our commitment to our mission means we are there when patients and healthcare professionals need us, during the critical moments that matter most.

Director of Program Management will be accountable for an external partnership to deliver a new infusion system to Baxter’s global footprint. The project is a multiphase medical device development.The role will be responsible for the program definition, leadership and communication across a multidisciplinary team of project managers, electromechanical and software teams both in the US and with development teams throughout the world. S/he is responsible for establishing, monitoring and actively managing the project/multiphase budgets including all capital, direct and indirect expenses. S/he is responsible for driving cross functional integration and collaboration in support. S/he will drive program management methodology onthe project. S/he will be accountable for enabling multiple project teams both internal to Baxter and with the external partner to be successful by ensuring detailed planning & budgeting, team operating mechanisms are established, execution activities are driven and monitored and effective communications between teams and all functional/business stakeholders are occurring. S/he will be responsible for the coaching anddevelopment direct reports and mentoring of other technical staff.S/he ensures development of project management capabilities across the organization.

Accountable for team performance, program schedule and execution, budget commitments and spend across the multiphase development project. Leads team in defining program strategies, developing goals, and ensure program scope is defined and controlled. Key contact with external partner, executes Baxter contractual requirements and ensure partner commitments are upheld. Continuously interacts with all functions and levels of management ensuring effective ongoing communications across teams and stakeholders.S/he participates on the leadership team to integrate the R&D point of view/needs into the business strategies and activities. S/he ensures identification and communication of project risks, development of risk plan and response strategies. Anticipates potential conflict situations and identifies proactive solutions and manages conflict situations to result in win-win outcomes.



1) Minimum - Bachelors degree or equivalent in appropriate discipline 2) Desired - Masters degree or equivalent in related discipline 3) Minimum - 15 yrs. of product life cycle or product development experience in a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or medical products company (10 years with Master, 7 years with Ph.D.) and 7+ years project management experience with increasing complexity, including experience managing multi-geographic division or enterprise-wide projects 4) Desired - PMI, IPMA or equivalent Certification


Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations
Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an email to Corporate_Staffing_Deerfield@baxter.com or call 877-229-4748 (877-BaxHR4U) and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.