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Strategic Sourcing & Relationship Manager - Clinical and R&D

AurigaVision AG

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Strategic Sourcing & Relationship Manager - Clinical and R&D


Zürich (Region)



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Our customer is a privately owned international biopharmaceutical company located in Zürich. In the course of the growth and development of their biosimilar portfolio, we are looking for a self-motivated and experienced:

Strategic Sourcing & Relationship Manager – Clinical and R&D
Strategic Sourcing & Relationship Manager – Clinical and R&D


In this newly created position and as part of a multifunctional team, you will be responsible for supporting the operational and logistic aspects within the R&D organization by optimizing purchase of goods and/or services. You will be responsible for identifying and managing CROs, central laboratories and technical External Service Providers and for providing strategic sourcing options for successful trial delivery and for ensuring the delivery of quality, timely and cost-effective external resources to support global activities.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with R&D to understand their business and requirements & align the procurement goals
  • Develop and negotiate contract terms in collaboration with R&D and Legal, incl.; pricing, deliverables, milestones, resourcing, commitments, payment schedule and metrics
  • Proactively monitor adherence to contractual terms and conditions and support reconciliations
  • Escalate and track issues internally and within External Service Providers (ESPs)
  • Monitor ESP trial performance and quality to ensure that ESPs deliver excellent value (cost savings, quality and risk management)
  • Partner with project teams, functional areas and ESPs in forecasting and managing required trial delivery resources
  • Continually monitor the market dynamics of the outsourcing environment that may impact resourcing strategies, best practices, ESPs, industry sourcing trends, KPIs and performance benchmarks
  • Ensure appropriate level of communication with management, project teams and ESPs
  • Encourage and pursue a policy of continuous improvements and generating value/savings


Your Qualifications:
  • Higher Degree in Life Sciences or related field
  • Professional with a background in sourcing, contract & ESP management, within the pharmaceutical industry is a must (min. 5 years)
  • Experience with the oversight of vendor/strategic partner relationships, incl. outsourced operations
  • Proven track record of ensuring quality deliverables or services in a cost effective manner
  • Good knowledge of drug development, clinical development and related activities
  • Familiarity with the outsourcing industry, i.e. trends, service categories (CROs, Central Laboratories, ESPs)
  • Willingness to travel domestically and overseas, if required
  • Business fluent in English, every other language is a plus

Would you be interested in working in a very dynamic international company where the individuals input is highly estimated? We are looking forward to receiving your application with referral on reference number 1256 on www.aurigavision-stellenmarkt.ch or by mail to jobs@aurigavision.com. Full discretion is guaranteed.



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