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Baxter Inventory Leader in Round Lake, Illinois

Inventory Leader

Req # JR - 034983

Location Round Lake, Illinois

Job Category Supply Chain

Date posted 02/18/2021

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. 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.

Candidates must not be allergic to Penicillin or Cephalosporins


Establish and maintain an inventory management system for Round Lake Drug Delivery. Lead employees, following company policy, to balance workloads and adjust assignments, and develop effective procedures to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the inventory operation. Position will partner with Engineering and manufacturing to ensure that parts dispensed into production meet machine specifications through effective receiving inspection and functional testing. Position will ensure that review, investigation and resolution of balance comparisons between the inventory item physical location and system location exist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for conducting purchasing functions related to the acquisition of materials, equipment, operating supplies, and plant contract services.

Directs the activities of the parts cage technicians and interfaces with the production, engineering, and maintenance departments in the plant.

Involvement in strategic sourcing initiatives and selection of new suppliers.

Analyze and maintain reports on inventory costs, and budgetary reports to ensure the facility is operating effectively.

Direct parts cage reconciliation to ensure operational and system accuracy

Manage cycle counts and other various inventory audit practices.

Interface with manufacturing, maintenance, and engineering personnel to source for resolution of inventory inquires.

Complete documentation for supplier approvals, new item set up, lead time, and standard cost updates, payment terms (Maximo, JDE, Coupa, Sparefinders).

Prepare purchase requisitions, place orders, receive and put away spare parts.

Resolve and initiate return of products, repairs, and refurbished items.

Enter parts cage inventory item usage into Maximo

Assist in maintaining satellite inventory levels throughout multiple areas of the plant


Familiar with the Maximo, JDE, Coupa, Sparefinders or similar software platforms required.

Experience with Total Productive Maintenance or Reliability Centered Maintenance a plus.

Experience with Purchasing, Cycle Counting and Inventory Management

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree preferred. One to three years’ supervisory experience preferred.

4 or more years of experience in a technical or business related field in the inventory part cage function



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 e-mail to[email protected]and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.