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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

Manager External Supply Organisation (f/m/d)   

Bad Vilbel | Germany (DE) | Full-time | Permanent 


Your responsibilities:


  • Responsibility for the management of assigned external manufacturing organizations, including on-going contractual oversight
  • Initiate negotiate and complete supply agreements with the contract manufacturers
  • Establish strategic relationship with the third-party suppliers and act as primary contact for all business collaborations
  • Implement and lead regular MBRs (Management Business Reviews) with senior stakeholders of assigned suppliers to review the performance and identify strategies for improvements
  • Drive continuous improvement of the overall business relationship
  • Collaborate on forecasting, production planning and supply chain business process activities to ensure continuity of supply and avoidance of back-orders
  • Act as primary contact for communications and resolution of supply chain and technical issues that may impact timely supply of product and/or contractual obligations
  • 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



Your qualification:


  • Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, chemistry, or related science (with focus on manufacturing technology), or technical engineer
  • 5+ years of experience in operations within the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or related, GMP regulated industry
  • Proven capabilities in managing external manufacturers are a plus
  • Profound knowledge of pharmaceutical contract manufacturing organizations
  • Very well understanding of the manufacturing processes within the pharma industry
  • Very high negotiating skills
  • Clear, concise and well structured communication skills
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and interpersonal skills
  • A passionate, ambitious mindset
  • 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:

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