Manager Of External Supply Relations – Biotech

Manager Of External Supply Relations - Biotech

Region: Europe
Area: Switzerland
Location: Switzerland
Salary: Up to 180,000
Posted: 28th November 2019
Ref: CRBG - ESRM

The position as Manager of External Supply Relations is a key role in the new organization supporting the continued growth and development of the CMC organization in alignment with the vision. You will be accountable for the oversight, strategy and contract negotiations with CDMOs, CROs and Vendors (suppliers) in line with long-term corporate business strategy.

 

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience within the pharmaceutical field and Supplier Management for both clinical and ideally commercial supply.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Strategic:

o  From a business perspective establish oversight and a long-term strategy for outsourcing of Development, GMP and Commercial CMC related activities incl. backup supplier strategy

o  From a business perspective evaluate and optimize strategy for supplier selection

o  Build working relationships (alliance management) with existing and new suppliers

  • Contracts and supplier selection:

o  Evaluate and challenge existing contracts

o  Support supplier selection teams in preparing RFPs

o  Lead Contract and Proposal negotiations with suppliers (new as well as existing contracts) for early stage projects as well as commercial agreements

o  Establish CDA, MSA, Supplier Agreements etc. for new suppliers

  • Operations:

o  Interface between internal stakeholders including Development, MSAT, QC, QA, CMC Project Management, Finance and Legal to support supplier selection, supplier management and contract establishment

o  Manage/Support the production slots reservation with the suppliers

  • Financial:

o  Budget responsible for External Supply Relations

 

EDUCATION AND DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • MSc/PhD or equivalent in Science, Business or related discipline with minimum 10 years or more of relevant experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in a manufacturing and/or development related discipline across drug substance and/or drug product (biologics preferred)
  • Experience/Knowledge of GxP
  • Experience in Supplier Management and contract negotiations
  • Experience establishing commercial supplier agreements (proven track record)
  • Competencies: Disciplined, shows initiative, excellent planning and organizing, excellent communication, customer-oriented, persuasive, results orientated, teamwork, decisiveness, ability to work in a matrix and international environment.
  • Travel up to 25% of his/her time
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal is a must have.
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