Associate Director CDMO Management

  • Mainz
  • Work experience
  • Research, development, teaching
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Associate Director CDMO Management

The Associate Director CMC External Services will be responsible to support project teams by managing the collaboration with one or more external service provider(s). In this role, the Associate Director CMC External Services will work closely with internal functions like procurement, legal, QA, other stakeholders and the technical development team to coordinate the relevant activities related to external service providers.

Your main responsibilities are:
  • Coordination and management of all activities with external service providers to setup technical development projects
  • Manage internal cross-functional teams to drive the selection, contract negotiation and onboarding of external service providers according to the needs of all stakeholders
  • Manage and maintain relationships with external service providers
  • Align with stakeholders from technical development, procurement, quality assurance, operations and others to create a network for external services
  • Drive performance and quality review of external service providers and work on implementing improvements

What you have to offer.

  • An Advanced Degree (MS/PhD) in Life Sciences, Engineering or other relevant areas with several years of relevant professional experience in an international pharmaceutical environment
  • Sound understanding of different technical CMC development functions (process development, pharmaceutical and/or analytical development, manufacturing), including interface functions such as procurement, quality assurance and legal
  • Experience in working with contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs); experience in managing CDMOs or external alliances would be a plus
  • In depth CMC development knowledge in either early or late stage projects with sound understanding of all stages of drug development
  • Matrix leadership experience and capability of leading cross-functional teams
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex technical matters to internal and external stakeholders

Benefits for you.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation
... and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 7508 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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