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Senior Manager External Manufacturing (m/f) 100%

Aesch / BL, Switzerland

Acino is a Swiss pharmaceutical company, leader in advanced drug delivery technologies. We have a clear focus on selected emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa, the CIS Region, and Latin America, and we operate in some of the most dynamic countries of the world.  We value courage, commitment, trust, and empathy and provide an environment that supports initiative and effort. We are proud to be action-oriented and open-minded, with a strong focus on quality and product availability, even in remote and hard to reach areas of the world.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Accountable within Global Strategic Purchasing Team for the category External Finished Dosage Form (FDF) to strengthen purchasing processes for supply
  • Supporting Global Strategic Purchasing with Suppliers evaluation and managing supply and business review meetings
  • Ensuring adequate forecasting of FDFs (manufactured at the external partners), securing capacity and preventing delays or shortages in the supply
  • Support operative procurement for assigned CMOs on operational supply issues
  • Manage and monitor supplier’s performance and scorecard
  • Perform regular business review meetings and actively drive continuously improvement for supplier’s activities
  • Responsible for price negotiations of annual purchasing volumes per assigned products and suppliers
  • Responsible to implement and harmonized supplier contracts agreements
  • Budgeting and monitoring of global annual purchasing volumes of FDFs based on sales indication
  • Responsible for achieving cost saving targets of the global purchase (direct materials FDFs) according to the management goals

 Your profile:

  • University degree in the relevant field
  • Profound knowledge in the pharmaceutical field, GMP practices, regulatory affairs and change management
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in strategic sourcing, purchasing and negotiation within pharmaceutical industry
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with CMO management and in cost saving project management
  • Excellent knowledge in English, both spoken and written, German is an advantage, additional languages would be an asset
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Reliable, result oriented, stress resistant and able to set priorities
  • Team oriented and able to work in cross-functional work environment
  • Profound knowledge in SAP APO & ECC
  • Willingness to travel minimum 20%

Are you interested to join a very dynamic organization, where decisions are taken fast and where you can actively participate in creating our future. Please send your complete application to:

Ms Sandra Gamboni, HR Site Head, Dornacherstrasse 114, 4147 Aesch or by e-mail: / Only direct applications are considered.


If you are interested in working for a company that offers such challenging opportunities, we invite you to send your application along with all pertinent documents – preferably via e-mail in one PDF document – to Mrs. S. Gamboni, Human Resource Management.

Sandra Gamboni, Manager HR

Phone +41 44 555 22 00

We are looking forward to meeting you in person. Only direct applications are considered.

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