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Manager, Operations R&D

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Deerfield, IL 60015
Job Description

Are you looking for a career that matters?

We believe every person deserves a chance for a healthy life, free from illness and full of possibility. We see a world full of healing, with viable care options available to those with limited choices today. We envision new ways of providing physicians, pharmacists and nurses with technologies that not only treat chronic diseases, but also work to prevent them. We’re looking for team members who are motivated to learn, grow and innovate, while making a meaningful difference for millions of people around the world.


Plan, direct, or coordinate operations in the R&D and Innovation. Duties include 3rd party management, process optimization, resource planning, communication, project monitoring and controlling.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Develop and maintain key processes and management/operational activities including identifying best practices for R&D and Innovation.

+ Develop communication tools to ensure accomplishments, success stories, technical challenges, expectations, etc. be appropriately communicated.

+ Develop and maintain processes to support R&D and Innovation activities and deliver to R&D projects. Critical liaison with Project Managers and functional departments.

+ Monitor 3rd party engagements

+ Prepare quarterly updates for upper management

+ Track top priority projects and Global R&D initiatives

+ Identify, monitor and mitigate key project risks

+ Help define and monitor project/program scope, milestones, key decisions, key tasks, next steps, budget and resources, and accomplishments

+ Escalate project slippage or potential project slippage

+ . Develop a mechanism to integrate existing and newly recruited staff into a cohesive functional unit

+ Resources planning

+ Budget planning and tracking activities

+ Prioritize work and communicate to other dependent functions

+ Develop and maintain a process to network of academic/industry/contract partners as necessary for R&D and Innovation.

+ Manage Direct Reports


+ Must have demonstrated excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills.

+ Customer orientation, teamwork skills and the ability to actively commit to support and participate in continuous improvement activities are necessary for success in this position.

+ Must also be results driven and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree, with 3 – 5 years leadership experience in a customer facing department.

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 and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

Our products and therapies touch the lives of millions of people around the world every day, which is why we are focused on transformative innovations that bring smarter, more personalized care to all of us. For 87 years and counting, we have been at the critical intersection where the ideas that save and sustain lives meet the providers who make it all happen. And now, we are determined to realize our boldest opportunities to transform global healthcare for years to come.

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