Director, Strategic Planning and Business Development
Deerfield , Illinois
November 18, 2016
Job Description :
Every day, Baxter touches the lives of millions of patients and providers worldwide who rely on our essential hospital and renal products and services.
You'll find Baxter's products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. Baxter's employees are building upon the company's rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.
Our commitment to our mission means we are there when patients and healthcare professionals need us, during the critical moments that matter most.
•Baxter is creating a high-level, high-performing  internal/global strategy & operations consulting team, focused on key opportunities to increase the company's growth and profitability
•Critical, on-going opportunities across the breadth of Baxter's businesses and global presence
•Support senior management in making/executing critical investment decisions
•Project examples include (not limited to): Business Unit or Product Planning & Strategy, Market Evaluation, Profit Improvement & Long-Term Growth, Pricing Scenarios, and Organizational Transformation
Critical Responsibilities
•Broad program management responsibilities across key projects
•Ownership of analyzing performance across in-flight programs and managing necessary analytic activity on potential programs, and overall project ownership of select critical and/or large scale opportunities
•Assessment of commercial /functional opportunities to identify potential areas for revenue growth and margin improvement
•Review of alternative business models to help significantly reduce costs and/or increase revenue
•Facilitation of senior leadership dialogue on program priorities, alternatives and necessary tradeoffs
•Identification of key risks to achieving program goals/development of mitigation plans.

Qualifications :
•Years of consulting experience
•Proven track record of successfully managing teams outside direct reporting control is a must
•Healthcare and/or pharma or medical device industry experience required
•Master's degree strongly recommended

Critical Competencies
•Demonstrated success in influencing senior leaders/ decision-making in a highly complex, matrix organization
•Highly analytical, consultative approach to problem solving
•Comfortable/thrives in ambiguous/rapidly-evolving situations
•Superior communication/collaboration skills
•Team player who strives to deliver organizational/and team goals
•Maintains perspective/focus on key priorities for the overall business/help business partners align to/ maintain key priorities
•Identification of key risks to achieving program goals/development of mitigation plans
•Advocate for adopting innovative approaches and ideas

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 email to or call 877-229-4748 (877-BaxHR4U) and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.


A little about us:
Our employees are connected by an enduring commitment to save and sustain lives. This higher purpose binds us in doing work that matters.

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