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3rd Party Global Category Director

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Ingolstadt (85057), Bayern
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 431633/003_1556900806
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 03/05/2019

The position: This position will be responsible for managing Contract Manufacturing Organisations from demand and supply control perspectives. Goals include assuring stable supply, project management on change controls as well as management of daily operations. This cross functional position will work with all business units (Pharmaceutical Development, Regulatory Affairs, QC, QA, Production, Procurement, Legal, Finance, Controlling etc.).

Key responsibilities:

Supplier Relationship Management: * Manage long range requirements and maintain strategic capacity and contingency plans at suppliers * Monitor and manage all business continuity planning to reduce supplier risk * Negotiate and manage supply agreements

Project Management: * Manage as key coordinator from side projects like change of site, regulatory changes, and mergers of CMOs etc. * Being the central key account person in a complex environment among Affiliates, European Headquarters, Global Headquarters and CMO * Driving force in projects, get all related persons on the same page, harmonise communication and increase reliability to solve all issues and end projects successfully

Performance Management: * Develop annual business goals, monitor performance through KPIs, and provide feedback to internal and external partners * Ensure customer service levels, inventory targets, financial targets, and cost reduction targets meet or exceed the plan

Sales & Operations Planning Management: * Ensure open communication among Contract Manufacturing, Demand Planning, Regional Management and Marketing

Support Sourcing Management: * Support the requisition of materials to support the requirements of all
customers * Balance inventory, service and costs with key corporate targets * Improve purchasing efficiency to ensure work aligns with contract terms & conditions * Determine inventory policy throughout the supply chain process and review safety stock and replenishment targets, while minimising excess inventory * Provide inventory analysis and proactively manage back orders * Ensure targets and cost savings objectives are established and met on an annual basis

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