The Marketing Development Program (MDP) offers qualified MBA students and graduates the opportunity to immediately make an impact at Baxter. Over the course of the program, participants have a chance to deliver value while continuing to build their marketing and business skills through an intensive series of two or three rotations, each typically lasting six to nine months.
The MDP is designed to provide associates with a solid career foundation that will help shape them into outstanding marketing leaders. Associates will gain valuable experience across Baxter's three businesses, with broad exposure to domestic and global marketing, and will have the opportunity to shape their marketing careers by working in dynamic environments with experienced professionals.
As associates enter the program, each is assigned a mentor, in addition to his or her rotation supervisor. Mentors, who are experienced Baxter marketing professionals, support associates for the duration of the program. This mentor provides guidance and support for the associate’s professional growth and helps to secure rotations that align with career goals.
The MDP provides associates with hands-on marketing experience, both strategic and tactical. Rotations include a variety of market segments and functions, such as new product development, product management, sales and e-business initiatives. In addition, at least one rotation will include exposure to a global business.
Each rotation typically focuses on different aspects of marketing as associates build their critical marketing competencies, which include:
As associates progress through each rotation, they continue to build and develop their skills, and enhance their overall knowledge of Baxter. Prior to completing the program, associates typically begin planning their transition to a regular, full-time at-will position within the company, if available and assuming acceptable performance. As they do so, they have access to a variety of resources to help with the transition, including their mentor, the program manager, and past MDP supervisors and alumni.
Baxter looks for MDP candidates with strong prior business experience who have:
There are two ways to apply, depending on which college candidates attend: