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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 11,700 employees around the globe live our values Integrity, Entrepreneurship, Agility and One STADA to achieve ambitious goals and shape the successful future of STADA.


ESO Manager   

Barcelona | Spain (ES) | Full-time | Permanent 

Job Purpose
• Manage performance of assigned contract manufacturers
• Ensure on time and in full delivery from the contract manufacturers, at favourable sourcing conditions
• Establish and ensure the necessary business and legal framework between CMOs and STADA
• Represent ESO in cross functional meetings with BD&L, M&A, finance, to align STADA position


Major Accountabilities

• Responsibility for the management of assigned external manufacturing organizations, including on-going contractual oversight.

• Support the initiation and negotiation of 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.
• Evaluate, initiate and track product transfers (Site to Site; in-sourcing)


Ideal Background (State the preferred education and experience level)Education:
(minimum/ desirable):
• Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, or related sciences (with focus on manufacturing technology), economics or technical engineer
Relevant Experiences: • 3+ years of experience in operations within the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or related, GMP regulated industry

• 5+ plus years handling external suppliers from a business point of view, with proven experience in business analysis and understanding of manufacturing cost structure: RPM, OH, etc
• Proven capabilities in managing external manufacturers is a plus.


• Fluency in English, written and spoken is mandatory
• Spanish and any other European language would be a plus. Competency Profile


Soft Skills:
• Clear, concise and well-structured communication skills;
• Analytical Skills
• Negotiation skills
• Independent, structured and goal-oriented with a good sense for interdisciplinary context
• Strong stakeholder engagement and interpersonal skills.
• Able to lead and influence to drive things forward and achieve results; a proactive individual
• A passionate, ambitious mindset.


• Flawless work ethics, committed to the work and its objectives
• Profound knowledge of pharmaceutical contract manufacturing organizations.
• Very well understanding of the manufacturing processes within the pharma industry
• Able to think, act and initiate in operational, tactical and strategic terms.
• An analytical mindset that can set priorities clearly and bring ideas how to execute projects.


If you think that you meet these requirements and want to share your experience with us, please apply now and send us your resume.

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