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Director, Finance - Procurement

Company: Baxter Healthcare
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

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.Summary:#Thisiswhere your insights inspire change.The Director of Finance, Procurement, will have operational and functional responsibility for a team across Finance in support of Procurement. This role has primary responsibility for broad financial support of all planning, forecasting and actual reporting activities related to Procurement. The role will be responsible for implementing Lean and starting up with a Lean approach through the continuous improvement teams interactions across Baxter. The role will get exposure to cross-functional leadership and people development, network strategy, operational excellence, materials planning, contract negotiation and material forecasting. This position is also a core member of the Procurement and Finance Operations leadership teams.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement financial, procurement, and material forecasting reporting and processes - all aligned with global processes and functions
  • Integrate with global processes and systems, to ensure operational excellence within the procurement function
  • Provide a financial / business perspective on a broad range of issues as a member of the Procurement and Operations Finance leadership teams
  • Attract, mentor, develop and retain a diverse and versatile team of financial and procurement professionals to assure continuity of expertise and the growth and development of individual employees
  • Provides financial mentorship/oversight to Procurement operations and functions on policies, procedures, controls and the procurement of goods and services
  • Ensures appropriate maintenance of financial controls and documentation
  • Support the procurement of materials through leading a team of procurement associates to ensure smooth supply of all required materials while balancing with costs and working capital investments.
  • Identification of high-risk materials and suppliers to ensure supply continuity and risk mitigation plans
  • Work to identify and implement procurement saving opportunities including supply source changes and alternate materials.
  • Act as the Finance leader for Procurement separation activities, including but not limited, to cost structure analysis of Procurement function for both companies, supplier leverage/deleverage analysis, thought partner to CPO to org design
  • Leader in Procurement financial analytics and the implementation of monthly material forecasting in support if accurate and timely business planning & forecasting processes
  • Provide Information to assess performance, drive improvement, enhance decision-making, business literacy and periodic forecastsQualifications:
    • Strong business acumen and judgment as well as understanding of relevant business environment.
    • Ability to effectively influence and drive consensus with diverse team members; proven track record to lead multiple, challenging priorities.
    • Strong negotiation, interpersonal communication, collaboration, and presentation skills.
    • Knowledge of GAAP accounting principles, tax and legal accounting.
    • Skilled at assembling and managing both ongoing staff as well as cross-functional teams as required.
    • Decisive leadership, with ability to generate ideas, develop alternatives, rapidly decide upon the best course of action and drive implementation of that decision.Education and/or Experience:
      • Bachelor's degree, preferable in Accounting, Finance or related field
      • Demonstration of key finance competencies and qualifications
      • 10 or more years of experience.We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all our employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. To that end, this position has a salary range of$168,000to$252,0000and also includes an annual incentive bonus and equity target (strike if not applicable). The above range represents the expected salary range for this position. The actual salary may vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills/experience, time in role, business line, and geographic/office location.The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.Equal Employment OpportunityBaxter 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. Reasonable AccommodationsBaxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.Recruitment Fraud NoticeBaxter has discovered incidents of employment scams, where fraudulent parties pose as Baxter employees, recruiters, or other agents, and engage with online job seekers in an attempt to steal personal and/or financial information. To learn how you can protect yourself, review our . 101475

Keywords: Baxter Healthcare, Arlington Heights , Director, Finance - Procurement, Executive , Deerfield, Illinois

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