Supply Chain plays an important role in helping Baxter achieve its mission to help save and sustain lives. At Baxter, maintaining a secure and reliable supply chain is essential for ensuring that the right products reach the right destinations safely and efficiently, and are available as needed to provide critical therapies to patients. Baxter's Supply Chain extends from producers of raw materials to end users of Baxter's products. Approximately 50,000 suppliers in more than 100 countries provide the goods, services and raw materials required for Baxter’s operations worldwide.
To ensure the safe and efficient delivery of Baxter products to patients and clinicians worldwide, Supply Chain works closely with many other functions within the company, including Product Development, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing and Quality. The Supply Chain function is responsible for planning and coordinating product inputs from suppliers worldwide to Baxter’s more than 50 manufacturing facilities and developing schedules to meet forecasted demand. The function also works to identify the most efficient modes of transport to deliver Baxter products to customers worldwide.
From roles in purchasing, customer service, product warehousing, distribution, planning and forecasting to various management positions, a career in Baxter’s Supply Chain function provides the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with hemophilia, immune disorders, kidney disease and other chronic and acute conditions.
Sustainability at Baxter describes our long-term approach to balancing our business priorities with our social, economic and environmental responsibilities. The company addresses a variety of sustainability issues throughout our supply chain:
In addition, the company is pursuing supply chain initiatives that reduce the carbon footprint of its car fleet and is continuing its involvement in carbon trading programs such as the Chicago Climate Exchange.
Qualifications for the many roles in Baxter’s supply chain operations vary. In general, however, Baxter looks for the following: