Associate Director* Procurement Technical

  • Mainz
  • Work experience
  • Purchasing, Materials Management, Logistics
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As a part of our team of more than 2.500 pioneers, you will play a key role in developing solutions for some of the most crucial scientific challenges of our age. Within less than a year, we were able to develop our COVID-19 mRNA vaccine following the highest scientific and ethical standards – writing medical history.
We aim to reduce the suffering of people with life-changing therapies by harnessing the potential of the immune system to develop novel therapies against cancer and infectious diseases. While doing so, we are guided by our three company values: united, innovative, passionate. Get in touch with us if you are looking to be a part of creating hope for a healthy future in many people's lives.

Associate Director* Procurement Technical

Developing & taking responsibility for the strategy to ensure material supply in a regulated environment (GMP) as well as continuous improvement of business processes in the related field. This applies as well for project related services. Close cooperation with QA, QC, SCM, Operations, Finance, BPA and overall project Lead. Overall Procurement Project Lead for Advanced Procurement Projects. Managing buyers of various category teams functionally in project related tasks. Your main responsibilities are:
  • Identification of material and service needs in the project to define best approach and sourcing model
  • Lead Sourcing activities and manage required ressources
  • Actively manage and contribute to Risk Assessments, Supplier Qualification / Due Diligence with SMEs and key stakeholders
  • Strive for Cost Optimization of material cost as well as processing cost level; Pro-actively address quality, performance and cost issues (Relationship Management & Supplier Management)
  • Act as single point of contact for issue escalation
  • Manage interface between BioNTech overall project lead QA, QC, SCM, Operations, Finance, BPA, strategic and operational buyers
  • Define and Supervise KPIs/Metrics for the entire project to ensure delivery on time at the right quality as well as ensuring compliance with SOX and other external regularities

What you have to offer.

  • Successfully completed degree with a commercial or technical background or equivalent
  • Very strong project management skills and experience in business case scenario development
  • Several years (7 years+) of professional experience in technical purchasing
  • A great negotiator with interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be highly adaptable to dynamic environment with self-starter attitude
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently on multiple activities at the same time
  • Great at building strong internal and external working relationships as well as experience in leading at team
  • Good communication and cooperation, as well as supplier-relationship-management skills
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art legal requirements in procurement
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills and German language skill are an add-on

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 7378 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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