ODP Associate

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.

The Operations Development Program (ODP) is an early career talent program focused on developing future Baxter leaders with a strong foundation in Baxter plant operations. Comprised of 4 six-month assignments in the US and Puerto Rico, rotations are designed to provide associates with a well-rounded view of Baxter's manufacturing processes and systems. The ODP Associate will gain valuable experience including but not limited to Manufacturing Operations, Quality, Supply Chain, and Engineering.

Associates are responsible for learning and understanding all aspects of rotational assignment, such as:
  • Quality Assurance-ensure adequate adherence and deployment of quality systems such as batch record review, product release, change control, exception management, and product annual reviews
  • Supply Chain-will learn Manufacturing, Quality and Regulatory processes and under stand how a supply chain is influenced or affected by each

Incumbent will become skillful in a broad range of Operations responsibilities such as:
  • Understanding manufacturing systems and structures in order to apply improvements in current rotational area
  • Reviewing and analyzing data using applicable information systems, databases and established tools within the area
  • Highlighting data findings based on this analysis and recommending actions to improve specific operational approach

Bachelor's degree in operations, supply chain, engineering, or quality-related field or Hard Sciences (BioChemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology) required; Master's degree preferred.

Excellent academic standing: minimum 3.0 overall GPA required

One to three years prior work experience in medical device or pharma industry preferred; or minimally, relevant co-op or internship experience required.
  • Demonstrated Leadership skills to include personal accountability, decision quality, customer focus, drive for results, integrity, trust and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfort with change and ambiguity
  • Demonstrated initiator and self-driven nature
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to solve technical problems
  • Flexibility to work in assignments across functions and locations in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness and commitment to relocate within the U.S. a minimum of three times during the two year program and upon completion of the program
  • No allergies to Penicillin or Cephalosporin (applicable to Round Lake rotation only)
  • Candidates must be already authorized to be legally employed on an on-going basis in the United States

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 Corporate_Staffing_Deerfield@baxter.com or call 877-229-4748 (877-BaxHR4U) and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.