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Senior Director, Ethics & Compliance - Americas

Posted Mar 21
Full Time
On Site
Deerfield, Illinois

Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy

Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.

At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.

*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.



Baxter touches millions of lives every day. Our products and services are essential building blocks of healthcare. At Baxter, our mission is to save and sustain lives. Our four global businesses: Renal Care, Medical Products & Therapies, Pharmaceuticals, and Healthcare Systems & Technologies are focused on transformative innovation to deliver smarter, more personalized care for patients and providers. Every day our mission to save and sustain lives is at the forefront as we strive to meet our goal of top-quartile performance. Our objective is to accelerate growth by expanding Baxter’s impact across the healthcare spectrum, supported by the evolution of our new product pipeline. 

In January 2023, Baxter announced the planned separation of its Renal Care and Acute Therapies businesses into a standalone company (Kidney Co).  Baxter is in the process of working towards an intended spin-off date of the second half of 2024, or earlier.



This position is part of the Ethics and Compliance (E&C) group, within the Legal Department, and will support the Kidney Care business in the Americas Region (Americas), reporting to the Global Chief Compliance Officer.  The Senior Director will serve as the E&C leader for the Americas Region: United States, Canada, LATAM North, LATAM South. The Senior Director is responsible for leading the E&C program and Americas E&C team in the region. This position is responsible for driving strategic and tactical initiatives and providing counsel and direction needed on all ethics and compliance related issues to support the business’s growth and operations across the Americas. The position will be based in the Chicago area, and some business travel throughout the region will be required. 


The candidate selected for this role will:

  • Provide ethic and compliance counseling to internal Business Units and senior leadership on a wide range of anti-corruption, regulatory matters, legal matters, and global, regional and country ethics and compliance policies and procedures.
  • Develop, communicate and implement policies and procedures in support of the company’s ethics and compliance program and to prevent and detect conduct inconsistent with the company’s policies and the law.
  • Drive awareness of the importance of ethics and compliance and identify areas of vulnerability and risk and undertake corrective action plans to resolve the issues.
  • Develop, deliver, and oversee training relating to ethics and compliance and the company’s policies, industry codes, and the law.
  • Mentor and manage team members; currently, this position has three direct reports based throughout the region.
  • Collaborate with other E&C team members throughout the globe on investigations, monitoring, data analytics, policies and training development. 
  • Perform special assignments or projects as assigned around the region or for the global E&C team.
  • Collaborate with and manage outside counsel, as appropriate.
  • Be a strategic partner with the business leadership and functional heads in the region.



  • Law degree from a top institution, preferably a US law school with a US bar license, or OUS equivalent, preferred.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience between private law firm practice, big four global accounting/consulting firms, government service and/or in-house required, with at least 5 years in-house ethics and compliance experience working with a multi-national corporation highly preferred. 
  • Healthcare and experience in the Americas strongly preferred.  Experience in other highly regulated industries considered.   
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Foreign Corruption Practices Act and comparable anti-corruption rules and regulations required.  Knowledge of and experience with antitrust and pharmaceutical and medical device clinical studies, product registration, licensing and promotion preferred.



  • Strong business and personal ethics and integrity.
  • Superior written and oral communication and inter-personal skills. English fluency required, other languages from the region a plus.
  • Strong strategic and analytical capability balanced with innovative, independent thinking and readiness to be hands on to drive success/impact.
  • Dynamic and resilient individual with the demonstrated ability and confidence to make decisions and influence senior management, persuade and build consensus across the business and functions.
  • Strong organizational skills, energetic, proactive, self-starter with an open and approachable communication style.
  • Ability to work in a complicated matrix organization and adapt to a rapidly changing business environment.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to varied cultures across the region and the ability to adapt programs to address these differences.
  • Ability to motivate, develop and lead a cross-cultural team and work within a global organization.

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.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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