Baxter Careers

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Baxter Planning is a dynamic and rapidly growing company setting the standard for SaaS in the service supply chain planning industry. With sophisticated SaaS (Prophet by Baxter) and PaaS (Planning as a Service) solutions, our technologies and professionals help customers plan billions in service parts inventory every day.

Conveniently located in Northwest Austin, Baxter Planning offers a unique environment combining the flexibility of a start up with the stability of an established company.  We offer excellent benefits and a small, casual work environment with a company that values work-home balance. The Baxter team is made up of some of the best and brightest employees in Austin. 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.

Position overview:

Our Data Engineers tackle complex data challenges using advanced statistical algorithms and machine learning systems. A successful Data Engineer will learn about the complexities of global supply chain management and offer their own solutions to the challenges our customers face. The ideal candidate for Baxter is an innovative developer who gets things done by applying technology to meet our goals. The team works closely with key stakeholders to formulate and manage development timelines that are both realistic and produce high-quality application features. 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:

  • Architect and implement data systems for application and direct end-user consumption
  • Plan projects and provide technical leadership
  • Refactor existing data systems
  • Collaborate with application development and production support teams to support their data engineering needs
  • Participate in peer code reviews
  • Diagnose production issues and provide corrective measures or workarounds

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical major (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics) or equivalent industry experience
  • Strong understanding of complex data architecture
  • Strong understanding of ETL concepts in modern data applications
  • Strong SQL (PostgreSQL especially) and query optimization skills
  • Experience with agile development practices
  • Strong analysis and design skills
  • Commitment to continuous self-improvement and education

Desired

  • Experience building data systems with real-time data streams
  • Experience with ETL tools (Pentaho, Informatica, SSIS, etc…)
  • Experience with / understanding of microservices and messaging systems
  • Experience with supply chain management

Position overview:

The Implementation Consultant manages the tactical executables for the overall project implementation (e.g., system configuration, requirements validation, internal project communication, project tracking, risk mitigation, issue escalations for projects, user acceptance testing, etc.). They assist in the overall project planning (e.g., developing business requirements, implementation roll-out plans, deployment strategies, sign-offs from key internal and external stakeholders, post-implementation audits, etc.). The Implementation Consultant works with the Implementation Manager, Operational Business Units and Information Technology to identify implementation criteria, and acts as the tactical contact throughout the project’s implementation. This position will work multiple implementation projects at the same time and provide ongoing analysis of implementation project plans, statistics, outcomes, lessons learned, and post-implementation audits.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages data analysis and system configuration during the implementation phase for multiple projects within multiple geographies.
  • Assists with gathering requirements, identifying and managing scope, and providing solutions to complex business problems
  • Supports development and deployment of the project plan; maintains project plans (i.e., detailed plan, milestones, and work breakdown structures) and assigns tasks to resources to ensure that the project will be completed on time and according to specifications.
  • Responsible for user acceptance testing activities (UAT) to ensure the successful delivery of the final end solution and all customer business requirements have been successfully achieved.
  • Reports on project progress and develops user acceptance programs; forwards project documents to stakeholders to obtain sign-off, agreement on project costs, and needed resources.
  • Ensures affected functions or groups are identified and works with them to negotiate process changes, ownership of processes, and to manage project impact.
  • Supports communication plans to ensure those affected by projects are informed and updated.
  • Follows up with assigned resources formally (e.g., status meetings, etc.) and informally to continuously manage the productivity of the team, project timelines, and deliverables.
  • Balances multiple projects and deployment schedules to meet stakeholder goals and expectations.
  • Provides weekly status reports to project stakeholders regarding project accomplishments, plans for the upcoming week, and issues requiring management and stakeholder attention to ensure all parties are well informed.
  • Creation or consolidation of project team weekly project status reports, Executive &/or client Presentations.

Able to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • Independently conducts standard analyses to identify problems in methods, processes, or workflow; interprets results of analyses; recommends solutions to address identified requirements, problems, or inefficiencies.
  • Integrates a broad knowledge of logistics and supply chains within customer organizations (e.g., product flows, information flows, and finance flows) to solve complex customer problems and develop strategies for accounts that will improve time to market of products, lower costs and maximize profitability.
  • Maintains plans for projects requiring limited coordination and resources; identifies critical path items and assesses areas of risk throughout the lifecycle of the project; employs project planning tools and technology (e.g., Microsoft Project, action item tracking, Jira tickets, Confluence) appropriately.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Business, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or Project Management preferred
  • Experience in After-Market Services / Logistics / Supply Chain industry desirable
  • 2-3 years of experience directly related to software implementation and/or consulting services
  • Requires minimal supervision from a more senior manager; accepts considerable responsibility for project success; effective ability to assist others in the completion of assignments through knowledge sharing.
  • Proven track record of ability to execute customer program portfolio of projects and services
  • Strong business acumen and ability to provide team coaching in matrix organization
  • Proactive approach to managing customer projects and overall business strategies
  • Experienced in leading matrix project/program cross-functional teams in communications processes to drive a proactive accountable service to assigned customer
  • Strength in communication at all levels of the corporate hierarchy
  • Ability to work in a highly demanding, high intensity environment
  • Detail oriented, committed to deadlines and have solid verbal and written communication 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
  • Employer is unable to sponsor visas for this position.

We are currently looking to hire a full-time Marketing Director who will collaborate with our sales team, focusing on marketing communications and sales lead generation. High energy and a positive “can-do” attitude to making things happen are critical requirements. This role encompasses multiple disciplines including demand generation, content development and event management.

Responsibilities:

  • Create, manage and monitor performance for all Lead Generation initiatives including email campaigns, content marketing, webinars, events, SEO/SEM, and other opportunities to create pipeline.
  • Manage the marketing calendar from concept planning to execution for measurement and continuous improvement.
  • Gain a deep understanding of our target audience and create content that that ultimately grow Baxter Planning’s brand awareness and corresponding pipeline. Examples include blog posts, case studies, landing pages, analyst briefings and video.
  • Develop and execute content strategy to support each stage of the sales cycle.
  • Work closely with senior leaders, partners and other departments to leverage our stable of ‘home grown’ content creators.
  • Oversee the continued evolution of our corporate website to continuously improve its performance. This will include content strategy, managing SEO/SEM contractors, and analyzing site performance.
  • Collaborate closely with sales team and bring creative ideas to the table on how we can generate new leads.

Requirements:

  • 5 years+ experience marketing to Enterprise class customers
  • Experience with marketing technology to execute programs and own content development from concept to creation (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Constant Contact, Salesforce, Google Analytics)
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail for managing multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Highly motivated and self-disciplined

Position Overview:

Our Java developers tackle the challenges in planning optimal stocking levels for 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 an innovative developer who gets things done by applying technology to meet our goals. 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
  • Plan projects and provide technical leadership
  • Refactor existing code
  • Collaborate with other developers to make architecture and design decisions
  • Participate in peer code reviews
  • Collaborate with subject-matter experts to analyze requirements and improve the functionality and usability of our project
  • Diagnose production issues and provide corrective measures or workarounds

Requirements:

  • 3- 5 years’ experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical major (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics) or equivalent industry experience
  • Strong Java programming skills
  • Experience with agile development practices
  • Strong SQL  and query optimization skills
  • Experience with the following:
    • Java performance tuning
    • Spring Framework
    • JavaScript, CSS, and HTML
    • PostgreSQL database
    • Linux
  • Strong analysis and design skills
  • 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 enterprise software projects
  • Experience with supply chain management
  • Experience with leading small teams of 3-5 developers

Position Overview:

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
  • 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