Associate Director Strategic Procurement (m/f/d) CRO Management (Preclinical/Clinical)

Procurement / Purchasing

Our client is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for people living with cancer and autoimmune diseases. Innovative technologies and smart development strategies are central to our client’s approach. He is committed to delivering breakthrough therapies that bring hope to the life of patients. With over three decades of expertise in antibody technology and profound understanding of disease biology, our client is engineering the medicines of tomorrow.


As a cutting-edge, innovative, commercial-stage biotech company our clients knows that unbridled curiosity, openness for new perspectives and ingenious ideas are essential for further development of new treatments and medicines for patients.


Courage fuels our client to act boldly to pursue the unknown and discover the undiscovered. Urgency fuels his actions every day because our client knows patients in need are waiting. Would you like to contribute to this success? Would you like to play a significant role in helping patients with your experience and expertise? At our client’s international corporation, you can really make an impact!


Please apply now as:

Associate Director Strategic Procurement (m/f/d) CRO Management (Preclinical/Clinical)

Procurement / Purchasing

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    Geater Munich Area

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Then apply right here online or by e-mail, stating your earliest possible starting date and your desired salary.

Your tasks:

  • Be a Strategic Procurement Business Partner for the Preclinical & Clinical Development areas.
  • Analyse, assess and manage supplier performance (supplier management)
  • Ensure compliance with company and departmental guidelines and manage the Strategic Procurement support of the Preclinical & Clinical Procurement category
  • Develop, implement and execute the category strategy in alignment with the business partner
  • Manage the business relationship with external suppliers and negotiate effective supplier contracts (including MSAs, change orders) in collaboration with the business and support functions e.g. Legal, QA, Compliance, Finance etc.
  • Develop and implement best in class Procurement processes for the Preclinical & Clinical category
  • Manage and document Purchasing activities and processes in compliance with SOX, regulations and company procedures.

Your qualifications / Who you are:

  • Degree in Business Administration / Sciences or comparable qualification.
  • Minimum of 8 years global Procurement experience preferably in Pharmaceutical/
  • Biotechnology industry with a strong understanding of the Procurement category  Preclinical / Clinical Development
  • Experience in working in a cross-functional environment
  • Sound understanding of legal and financial processes.
  • Proven ability to negotiate efficiently at senior level of the organisation as well as with external partners
  • Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable in a multicultural environment.
  • Proactive and result-driven behaviour
  • Good communication skills (Written and Spoken) in English

You will be offered:

  • A rare opportunity to contribute to the success of our clients global Procurement unit - based in the headquarters near Munich
  • Highly motivated, friendly and collaborative environment
  • Creative working environment within cross-functional teams
  • Open and appreciative corporate culture
  • Multicultural environment
  • Working in an attractive, well equipped building with restaurant
  • Flexible working model
  • Free sports and language courses

Ihre Ansprechpartnerin

Beate Aschoff
Senior Personalberaterin


Optares Medical GmbH & Co. KG
Beate Aschoff
Heiligengeist Höfe 8
26121 Oldenburg