Baxter Mgr, Purchasing in Deerfield, Illinois

About Baxter

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.


This position will be responsible for supporting US Facility Services including Repair and Maintenance, Janitorial, Security, Cafeteria, Grounds, Office Services and US Fleet categories. This individual will need to be able to drive complex negotiations, define strategy, manage supplier relationships and support key stakeholders to improve service levels and reduce total costs.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement sourcing and category management strategies and develop internal/supplier relationships that extract maximum value from the current and potential supplier base.

  • Lead the supplier selection and contract negotiation process and achieve best value by leading the appropriate sourcing process for new contracts, executing the contract negotiation strategy and leading the contract implementation and the identification of opportunities for expanded supplier relationships.

  • Work with key stakeholders to establish annual goals, including forecasted spend, savings expectations and performance objectives.

  • Monitor category and/or supplier spending, both in aggregate and via patterns/cycles, and continuously evaluate options to reduce total cost of ownership. Monitor compliance to preferred agencies. In depth understanding of suppliers capabilities, capacity and overall financial stability.

  • Stimulate and support product innovation; develop market intelligence and benchmarking; act as subject matter expert in commodity and supplier market dynamics; proactively identify new markets and supplier sources.

  • Develop and manage working relationships with both internal Baxter functions and suppliers to manage resolution of supplier issues.

  • Drive implementation of the Baxter Supplier Quality Standard and develop strong, ethical relationships with world-class suppliers consistent with Baxter Shared Values and Baxter's Business Practice Standard for Suppliers.

    Qualifications for this role:

  • Bachelor's Degree.

  • MBA desirable.

  • C.P.M. and A.P.P. desirable.

  • Ability to think strategically and globally.

  • Excellent project management, facilitation, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Financial acumen; high degree of ethics.

  • Ability to build strategic supplier relationships.

  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix environment.

  • Minimum of 7-10 years overall business and/or purchasing experience.

    A Career That Matters

    Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.

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 or call 877-229-4748 (877-BaxHR4U) and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

Job: *Purchasing

Organization: *Global Operations - Purchasing (PSM)

Title: Mgr, Purchasing

Location: Illinois-Deerfield

Requisition ID: 180007YP