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Procurement Specialist

Baxter International, Inc.
Castlebar, Ireland
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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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.


Global support of the Manufacturing Operations Categories. Has in-depth technical knowledge of the categories responsible for, as well as stakeholder and supplier management for Indirect Procurement. Responsibilities include proactively leading cost reduction projects, designing and proposing supplier development strategies, negotiations and contracting, making and executing decisions to ensure quality products and services on time according to Baxter's business needs.

  • Perform in depth spend analysis and market analysis on targeted areas of spend.
  • Support Sr Category Manager in the development and execution of annual saving plans
  • Develop RFI/RFP and lead negotiations for key spend areas to achieve short term and long-term savings targets.
  • Support and if required lead cross functional teams to successfully drive complex sourcing projects.
  • Register the projects pipeline in the appropriate sourcing tools and provide regular reporting as to their status and expected benefits.
  • Communicate in a professional and effective way with internal and external stakeholders (senior management and cross functional teams) to ensure the necessary buy-in for the sourcing projects.
  • Apply appropriate competitive cost and process benchmarks, financial analysis, and risk management techniques to solve complex issues.
  • Support in the implementation of the defined sourcing strategy and preferred suppliers throughout the sites in Europe.
  • Generate regular reports for the category lead concerning the categories of spend under your responsibility.
  • Drive effective Supplier Relationship Management with key suppliers and monitor performance.

University degree in Business, Supply Chain, Economics, Engineering or related areas required.

  • Proven experience in people, stakeholder and project management.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple parallel sourcing initiatives across different business groups.
  • Strong analytic and negotiation skills.
  • Business sense and ability to develop critical thinking.
  • Experience in contracting to include but not be limited to Master Service Agreements, Statements of Work, Amendments and NDAs.
  • Understanding of Procurement standard processes, supply markets, suppliers and products.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and matrix environment.
  • Understanding of pricing models and contracts terms
  • Fluent English (writing and reading).
  • Spanish (desirable).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical skills and conflict management
  • Strategic, invocative and logical thinking, flexible and able to assess/manage risks
  • Change agente
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Ability to create and maintain networks (business and functions)
  • Will, determination and motivation to succeed
  • Teamwork
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in category management experience with multinational organizations.
  • Experience in MRP, JDE, SAP, Office desirable
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