Senior Manager, Distribution/Fleet Operations

Posted 10 months ago

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Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

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Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission.
Your role at Baxter

The Senior Manager, Distribution & Fleet Operations is accountable for Strategy Development, Business Planning and Operational execution for the Batesville Distribution Center, this may include, but is not limited to, warehousing, distribution, transportation, inventory control, and vendor management. Responsibilities include oversite of 200K square ft. warehouse facility and an overflow warehouse of 40K square ft. Responsible for an operating budget of 20.3M with annual shipping revenues in excess of 550M.

We are in need of a dynamic leader who will manage 6 direct reports overseeing Warehouse Operations, Fleet Management, Customs and Trade Compliance, Transportation Scheduling, Inventory Management. There are 35 warehouse personnel and a fleet consisting of 37 OTR drivers that indirectly report into this individual.
What you’ll be doing

Direct Warehouse Operations ensuring optimized service at best cost to all customers (internal & external) as well as coordinating related freight aspects
Drive and support all Fulfillment activities for Warehouse Operations in accordance with the Strategic Plans, within the approved budgets, within the international regulations and current official legislations, to ensure that the needs of all customers are met in a timely manner, and in such a way as to make both investments and company objectives profitable
Develop and Manage the Warehouse Operations Budget – Extensive experience leading budgetary performance and profitability (P&L)
Implement and optimize WMS software systems
Set strategic direction in the development, implementation, and execution of key initiatives in the support of fulfillment and meeting business objectives. Provide leadership and direction to the operational team in line with Baxter leadership expectations that foster Top Quartile performance and build a culture of continuous improvement.

Additional responsibilities

Own the Best Place to Work workplace program that drives engagement of all employees at all levels & be the leader for all representatives
Define annual and longer-term goals and developmental plans for the leadership team
Outline the strategy for the site leadership and ensure alignment with the annual business operating plan
Ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained to ensure business requirements are being met
Responsible for Strategy deployment to ensure Safety, Quality, Service and Cost targets are met

Quality management

Ensure that all operations are in line with Federal and local legal requirements and including but not limited to cGDP and cGMP
Ensure that all operations are in line with Baxter Corporate and quality manual requirements


Foster and maintain a culture of safe behavior and zero-harm workplaces
Ensure full compliance to OSHA regulations, DOT and to Baxter EHS guidelines
Work with EHS to prepare a comprehensive prevention plan for the site

What you’ll bring

BS in Operational/Logistics, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering or similar degree
5+ years of experience in Warehouse Operations as well as Transportation management experience
Strong communication skills (with Commercial, Customers, direct reports, peers, and leadership) and ability to develop rapport with other functional leaders inside Baxter and Supply base. Ability to communicate and present to multiple levels of the organization
Strong leadership skills including leading cross-functional projects with broad scope and impact to Baxter
Deep understanding of all aspects of Supply Chain including financial, operational, cost impacts, inventory turns and service levels
Thinks strategically, embraces change, challenges status quo, and makes recommendations for improvements
Strong, validated development skills for developing top talent
Analytical approach for solving complex cross functional problems
Experience in JDE and WMS applications
LEAN Six Sigma experience
10% travel

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $112,000 – $216,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. This position may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses and long-term incentive .For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.


The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

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Senior Manager, Distribution/Fleet Operations at Baxter

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