Baxter Careers

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Baxter Planning is a dynamic and rapidly growing company setting the standard for SaaS and PaaS in the service supply chain planning industry. The Baxter team is made up of some of the best and brightest tech employees anywhere. We work hard, play hard and take pride in our work.

If you are interested in a career at a growing, fun place to work, please send an electronic copy of your resume to BPSJobs@baxterplanning.com or complete the form below.

Our Java developers tackle the challenges in planning optimal stocking levels spare parts distributed across thousands of locations worldwide. A successful Java Developer will learn about the complexities of global supply chain management and offer their own solutions to the challenges it presents. The ideal candidate for Baxter is a smart developer who gets things done by applying technology to meet our goals while maintaining a healthy work-home balance. The team works closely with key stakeholders to formulate and manage development timelines that are both realistic and produce high-quality application features. We have a great infrastructure of automated unit/integration/regression/UI tests, automated builds, virtualized test environments, and a solid technology stack. We recognize that there’s always room for improvement and we welcome the experience and expertise you would bring in improving our development practices, tools, and execution.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, test and document extensions to our enterprise web application
  • Test, repair and refactor existing code
  • Collaborate with other developers to make architecture and design decisions
  • Participate in peer code reviews
  • Work with users and domain experts to gather requirements to improve the functionality and usability of our product
  • Review requirements and provide estimates
  • Diagnose production issues and provide corrective measures or workarounds

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical major (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics) or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience with Java
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Strong analysis and design skills
  • Familiarity with agile development practices
  • Commitment to continuous self-improvement and education
  • Highly motivated and self-disciplined
  • Results-oriented
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Desired

  • Track record of delivering successful software projects
  • Working knowledge of Java Platform
  • Working knowledge of SQL

Summary

The Supply Chain Planner is the first level of support to customers and plays a critical role in delivering value by helping to reduce inventory while simultaneously improving service levels.  Utilizing a combination of Baxter Planning’s supply chain planning software and Best Practices, planners work to optimize and automate complex global supply chain networks.  The planning position provides valuable experience that can be leveraged to transition into other roles within the company including implementation, consulting and business development.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary contact for customers and be ultimately responsible for ensuring they receive exceptional value from planning solutions delivered by Baxter Planning Systems
  • Deliver Planning as a Service (PaaS) solution to customers by performing over 40 activities in 9 practice areas such as:
    • Analyze forecasts and model optimal target stock levels across supply chain networks throughout a product’s lifecycle
    • Optimize inventory levels and approve supply orders based on customers’ specific needs and business constraints
    • Review analytics to intelligently assign and track root causes for each non-optimal fulfillment of demand
    • Use reporting capabilities to illustrate current and projected excess inventory and prioritize candidates for redistribution and scrap
  • Train and mentor new customers on effective utilization of planning solutions based on Best Practices
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement based on Baxter’s Best Practice Scorecard and work with each customer to adopt them by modifying business processes or configuration of the planning tool
  • Create and deliver Business Review presentations to customer’s executive management to track progress on supply chain goals as well as communicate opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop new Best Practices and improve existing ones for delivering planning solutions

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent experience
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to influence VP and C-suite customer contacts
  • Capability to work independently and in cross-functional teams that are passionate about delivering value to customers
  • Excellent project management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to perform challenging tasks under the pressure of an environment where results can have a large monetary impact to customers
  • Creative problem solving and technical skills including advanced Excel proficiency (Pivot Tables, Vlookup, etc.)
  • Strong initiative and competitive attitude to review processes and define better methods for supporting customers and optimizing supply chains

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the full lifecycle of a Prophet implementation including discovery of client’s supply chain objectives, design of an optimal solution, integration of data feeds, testing, and deployment
  • Establish a trustworthy relationship with every client
  • Provide recommendations to support and improve clients’ business practices
  • Arrange and perform integration and implementation tasks to ensure the most efficient and productive use of resources to achieve management goals
  • Manage and control project scope, timeline, risks, issues and change management across multiple project teams
  • Participate and lead internal requirements for enhancements and new features of the software
  • Assist the sales team as a technical resource to support new business growth
  • Continuous improvement and creation of implementation processes tools and documentation
  • Perform varied and complex duties and tasks that need independent judgment and self-prioritization

Qualifications:       

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of experience directly related to software implementation and/or consulting services
  • Experience defining business requirements and designing & implementing solutions under multiple deadlines
  • Detail-oriented, creative and able to work independently
  • Excellent listening and communication skills including: writing, editing and presentation
  • Creative problem-solving skills and consensus building skills
  • Understand or capable of understanding database and application configuration concepts
  • Ability to travel up to 25% on an annual basis, both domestically and internationally

You’ll Know You’re Successful If You:

  • Adapt and operate effectively in ambiguous or rapidly changing environments
  • Work both independently and as a team member
  • Work effectively under tight deadlines with multiple ongoing projects
  • Approach work with creativity, courage, self-confidence and flexibility
  • Display passion for effective processes and methodologies that will improve productivity
  • Hold key team members and stakeholders accountable for completing tasks