Associate Director* Procurement Clinical Trial Supplies

  • Mainz
  • Work experience
  • Purchasing, Materials Management, Logistics
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Associate Director* Procurement Clinical

In this role as Global Category Lead you will develop and take responsibility for the procurement category strategy for the outsourcing of clinical trial supply services to contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) and other vendors in a regulated environment as well as drive continuous improvement of our business processes. Outsourced services in this procurement category include the packaging, labelling and distribution of clinical trial supplies, the sourcing of comparators and concomitant medication as well as IRx Services.  
Your main responsibilities are:
  • Early engagement with your business stakeholders to define the best approach and outsourcing model
  • Lead the sourcing activities from identification of need to contract execution including RFI/RFP management, decision-making to final vendor selection as well as contract negotiation (MSAs, Work Orders and Change Orders) and manage required resources and process documentation
  • Actively manage and contribute to risk management, supplier qualification / due diligence with SMEs and key stakeholders
  • Strive for cost optimization and manage KPIs for the assigned procurement category
  • Close collaboration with business stakeholders such as Clinical Trial Supply Management, Clinical Operations, Quality Assurance as well as other enabling functions such as Legal, Finance and Supply Chain Management
  • Set-up and development of a team

What you have to offer.

  • University degree in a related field and several years of relevant professional experience (> 8 years)
  • Profound knowledge in pharmaceutical procurement in the area of Clinical Trial Supply Outsourcing
  • Comprehension of procurement processes and industry requirements in general
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer-focus with good experience in national and international stakeholder management
  • Ability to engage and lead in a matrix environment
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art legal requirements in procurement
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; German advantageous

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 3401 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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