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At STADA we pursue our purpose “Caring for people‘s health as a trusted partner” worldwide. Originally founded by pharmacists, we are a leading manufacturer of high-quality pharmaceuticals. More than 12,300 employees around the globe live our values Integrity, Entrepreneurship, Agility and One STADA to achieve ambitious goals and shape the successful future of STADA.


Our global headquarters, STADA Arzneimittel AG, is located in Bad Vilbel near Frankfurt am Main. For the department of External Supply Operations we are looking for you as

Director (f/m/d) External Supply Operations (ESO)   

Bad Vilbel | Germany (DE) | Full-time | Fix-term 


Your responsibilities:


  • Lead the global supplier management team
  • Ensure products from the CMOs as needed
  • Develop and implement practices for management of the external manufacturing organizations, including on-going contractual oversight through established Monthly Business Reviews
  • Establish strategic relationship with the third-party suppliers and act as primary contact for all business collaborations through the team
  • Implement and lead regular MBRs (Management Business Reviews) with senior stakeholders of the suppliers to review the performance and identify strategies for improvements
  • Drive continuous improvement of the overall business relationship
  • Proactively identify supply risks and create strategies to avoid or minimize their impact
  • Lead the necessary activities to manage and execute risk mitigation plans
  • Ensure Cross functional coordination with the internal stakeholders
  • Proactively review the sourcing conditions, challenge the CoGs (Cost of Goods) and identify optimization measures
  • Ensure right implementation of the sourcing strategy (launches, Site to Site transfers; in-sourcing)
  • Implement change management
  • Lead through influencing and stakeholder management
  • Work cross-functionally with other departments and liaise between all parties involved


Your qualification:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business administration, pharmacy, chemistry or related science
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or related industry
  • Proven capabilities in managing external manufacturers
  • Preferable, operations experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing to GMP standards
  • Experience in managing big and dispersed teams
  • Strong knowledge in developing, implementing and delivering sourcing strategy
  • Fluency in English, German or any other European language would be a plus


We are looking for talents with expert knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit that enjoy working collaboratively in a global team. We are pleased to get to know you better. Please use our online portal to submit your application: jobs.stada.com

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