Baxter Research Scientist - Sustaining Operations in Belgium, Belgium

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The Job

Within Baxter Global Operations team, as technical expert and scientist lead sustaining activities, set priorities and apply an in-depth understanding analysis of impacts associated to supplier notification of changes. Lead change control planning activities, coach junior team members and secure executions of product/process change verifications and validations activities of marketed products. Ensure throughout sustaining activities that the requirements of Product Development and Lifecycle Management (PDLM) are met and operate across multiple global business units (Nutrition, Fluid System, Renal, and Pharmaceutical).

More specifically, you will:

  • Seek for in depth understanding and technical expertise to set direction aimed at assessing impacts of product/ process changes that relate to parenteral and to non-parenteral products.
  • Ability to deal with problem solving, design of experiments and to voice recommendations for planning activities. Execute sustaining activities, secure product/ process changes verifications, review test results, report progress with regular update across all functions (R&D, SMEs, PDO, GPO, RA, SQA, PSM and manufacturing operations, etc.)
  • Ensure good internal and cross-functional communications (oral and written). Communicates key information and recommendations to internal (purchasing, quality, marketing and production) and external partners to influence technical decisions and strategy.
  • Create and communicate project plans, monitor tasks and deliverables and manage schedule to meet project deadlines. Report pertinent information at key milestones through clear, concise oral and written communications.
  • Complete complex design and technical tasks, integrate information from a variety of disciplines.
  • Execute all above in compliance with quality system, local environmental rules and in respect of international/regional/national regulations for Drugs and Medical Device registrations.
  • Maintain and reinforce an in-depth knowledge of parenteral and non-parenteral product families and their associated technical platform and manufacturing process operations.
  • May supervise and direct Research Associate and Engineers.

Who you are

  • Hold a BSc with 6 to 10 year experiences or MSc with 4 to 6 year experiences in health care, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical, material sciences or equivalent
  • Experience with medical device and/or drug developments, life cycle management of pharmaceutical products, medical device would be a solid plus
  • Project management experience is desirable.
  • Ability to break down technical activities, to seek internally and externally information needed to execute task per plan and report progress
  • Ability to manage in parallel several projects and to shift priorities when necessary per business needs
  • Knowledge on parenteral products, medical devices and associated therapies is an asset.
  • Knowledge on Medical product life cycle management process and regulations is a strong asset.
  • Experience with polymer resins or materials selection for the design and manufacturing of packaging systems and medical devices is also a plus.
  • Understand implications of a material change in a very broad perspective (product impact, process impact, regulatory implications, end user, sterilization, etc. Material change being change of chemical ingredients, API, excipients, packaging, etc.
  • Experience with DMAIC tools to solve problem with minimal assistance and proven ability to solve problem.
  • Demonstrated ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on technical inputs from multiple and varied function (i.e. manufacturing, quality, regulatory, PSM, R&D, etc.)
  • Proven communication skills and ability to work across functional teams
  • Ability to work independently, to organize and to present technical overviews without assistance.

What we offer

It is a challenging opportunity for you and also a chance to work in a diverse team with a great mix of people. Joining Baxter means joining a team that you can truly learn from! We encourage our employees to develop their skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing work environment, providing them with opportunities to achieve personal and professional goals that will make them valued contributors throughout their careers. If you have an interest in this great opportunity and think you can make a difference then this could well be the role for you. If you want to learn more about career opportunities go to

Who we are

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Job: *Research

Organization: *Engineering

Title: Research Scientist - Sustaining Operations

Location: Belgium-Belgium-Braine-l%27Alleud

Requisition ID: 170006DB