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Senior Manager External Manufacturing (m/f/d) 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.

This position is based in Aesch (BL).

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Reporting directly to the Head of Global Supply, the candidate will be part of the Global Purchasing Team and take responsibility for the category of External Finished Dosage Form (FDF) supply
  • Develop & deploy sourcing strategy for the category of External Finished Dosage Form (FDF) supply
  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with FDF suppliers to identify short – and long-term risks and work on risk mitigation
  • Ensure the communicated to supplier’s forecasts are accurate. Collaborate with suppliers to secure required manufacturing capacity and prevent possible delays or shortages of supply
  • Perform budgeting and monitoring of global purchasing volumes of FDFs based on sales projection
  • Contribute to target setting and be responsible for achieving year-on-year cost reduction and supply performance targets (OTIF, inventory level and back orders)
  • Monitor supplier scorecards and manage supplier performance
  • Drive continuous improvement with suppliers
  • Manage sourcing/quotation, RFx process and conduct negotiations of supply agreements
  • Support implementation of new supply solutions and introduction of new suppliers
  • Support operative procurement on operational topics. Act as an escalation point for supply-related issues for FDF supply

Your profile:

  • University degree in a relevant field (CIPS desirable)
  • Excellent knowledge in English, both spoken and written, German is an advantage, additional language is an asset
  • Experience with SAP APO & ECC
  • Excellent pharmaceutical know-how with good sound knowledge of GMP practices, regulatory affairs and change management
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in strategic sourcing, purchasing and negotiation in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Additional experiences in other industry will be considered as an asset
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with CMO management
  • Experience in cost saving project management
  • Good understanding of business processes within pharmaceutical operations, quality management, regulatory, supply chain, customer service and sales
  • Ability to work under pressure in challenging environment High resistance to pressure resulting from timelines and complexity
  • Ability to handle and resolve complexes situations with multiple suddenly emerging issues
  • High degree of autonomy in tasks, but team-worker and good skills in cross-functional work relationships
  • Proven leadership skills and good project management skills Experienced in leading and working with international, interdisciplinary teams
  • Reliable, actions and results oriented with clear vision for priorities
  • Humble to accept contributions and improvements to your ideas
  • Willingness to travel minimum 20%

This is the opportunity to develop and grow your career in a very dynamic organization, where decisions are taken fast and where you can actively participate in shaping our future. Please send us your complete application to Ms. Paulina Piwonska, Staffing Manager, Dornacherstrasse 114, 4147 Aesch or by e-mail: Only direct applications are considered.

Apply & Further Information

To apply we invite you to send your application along with all pertinent documents – preferably via e-mail in one PDF document – to our HR team through the email listed below. The team is also happy to respond to any questions about the role or Acino, that you might have.

We are looking forward to hearing from you. Only direct applications are considered.

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