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Director Of Engineering

Company: Baxter
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: June 13, 2021

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.


Position Summary

Recognized as leader within division. Responsible for the strategic planning for the department. Provides leadership in the development of new ideas, products, processes and techniques. Frequently manages an organization and a budget in excess of $50 million dollars. Directs through management team the completion of complex projects or programs within boundaries of quality, time and budget. Based on significant technical expertise, reviews and approves complex design concepts of technical staff. Provides technical direction to staff. Fosters an environment of creativity and innovation in completing divisional and cross-functional/business unit responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic planning leadership by setting strategies and priorities based upon anticipation and application of industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • Create and communicate global vision of the organizations contribution to the business unit/division goals, insuring industry leadership.
  • Maximize the effectiveness of internal and external resources (business unit and cross-business unit) to meet business objectives.
  • Direct the development and implementation of new product/process requiring new technologies starting from Project Proposal through Post-launch Quality Assessment.
  • Using broad knowledge and experience in cross-functional activities, coordinate and direct activities of teams and individual contributors to ensure market dominance in appropriate product lines.
  • Create and maintain an environment where team members experience personal and professional growth and become a more self-directed team.
  • Responsible for Final Approval on product/process documentation.
  • Review and approves proposals to determine if benefits derived and possible applications justify expenditures. Presents proposal to senior management for consideration and allocation of funds. Responsible for preparation of project cost estimates up to multi-million dollar range. Directs all project expenditures and cost tracking.
  • Provide strategic planning leadership to ensure adequate resources are available to complete all business unit and division responsibility.
  • Sustain a clean and safe work area using 6S principles
  • Learn, understand and apply rigorous quality standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

  • Must possess strong knowledge of engineering disciplines (e.g. fluid flow, thermodynamics, heat transfer, static's and dynamics, engineering materials) and solid knowledge of related disciplines.
  • Ability to establish long-range business plans which anticipate global trends, technical, economic and socio-political conditions.
  • Demonstrate understanding of business drivers, customer needs and global dynamics to create viable strategic plans.
  • Proven track record of management/leadership effectiveness.
  • Must possess strong ability to negotiate and maximize effectiveness of resources and influence others internally and externally.
  • Understand verbal and written safety and quality instructions and read and comprehend written work instructions including words and drawings.
  • Must have basic English written and oral communication skills adequate to communicate with other team members.

Required Education and Experience

  • BS in relevant engineering discipline, with advanced technical degree or equivalent experience.
  • 12 or more years of relevant technical experience.
  • Several years of technical management experience including cross-functional teams, resource and budget management and strategic development experience

Other Duties as Assigned

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime is worked as required.


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 Americas_TTA@baxter.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.


Keywords: Baxter, Jackson , Director Of Engineering, Other , Cleveland, Mississippi

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