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Baxter OpEx Project Manager in Bloomington, Indiana

OpEx Project Manager

Req # JR - 030642

Location Bloomington, Indiana

Job Category Manufacturing

Date posted 11/24/2020

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The Bloomington facility is a full-service contract manufacturing plant providing formulation, aseptic filling, and finish services. Through the implementation of lean principles this position supports the organization by transforming challenges into value-added business results and value creation for customers. As a core member of the Operational Excellence team, this person will drive OpEx deployment at the plant. This individual should be a strong team player with highly developed communication and problem-solving skills. This position reports to the OpEx Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (these are primary responsibilities of the role and the incumbent will perform other duties as assigned)

  • Supports and drives key OpEx programs at the site (VIPs, 6S, etc).

  • Utilizes key primary and secondary value streams to identify high-value improvement opportunities. Establishes baseline and target metrics.

  • Establish, communicate and create alignment on best practice/process improvement methodologies across the organization.

  • Works as liaison with customers and suppliers to extend lean Six Sigma methodologies throughout the supply chain.

  • Facilitates problem-solving for key gaps in plant performance expectations.

  • Coach and mentor site Green Belt candidates to ensure timely completion of their quality and/or cost focused projects- leading to the candidate’s certification.

Job Requirements (Education and Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in science or engineering related field.

  • Certified Green Belt, with 3 years of Pharmaceutical experience, and a minimum of 1+ years of demonstrated process improvement success.

  • Must have experience managing teams and developing support programs.

  • Must have a working knowledge of LEAN tools and methodology.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work with cross-functional teams.

  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills. The ability to drive change.

  • Strong analytical/statistical problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent reading, writing and verbal communication.

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Minitab, and Outlook and the ability to use enterprise software systems (examples include: electronic document management, Trackwise, etc.).

Physical / Safety Requirements

  • Ability to meet Grade C gowning requirements.

  • Duties may require overtime work, including nights and weekends.

  • Use of hands and fingers to manipulate office equipment is required.

  • Position requires sitting for long hours, but may involve walking/standing for periods of time.


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.