Senior Strategic Outsourcing Manager (m/f)

R&D Outsourcing Department


Cambridge (UK) / Limburg a.d. Lahn (GER)

Start Date

As Soon As Possible

Main tasks

  • Apply Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and Alliance Management best practice, lead ‘key account’ strategic supplier relationships
  • Establish/lead supplier governance to provide transparent oversight and supplier relationship and performance (including KPIs)
  • Recommend solutions both internally and externally to continuously reduce risk, and improve the outsourcing experience in relation to quality, time and cost
  • Act as a Strategic Business Partner to relevant internal functions
  • Lead supplier business relationships, including Steering Committees and Business Review Meetings
  • Negotiate and maintain commercial agreements with key suppliers, including Master Service Agreements and Service Level Agreements
  • Lead the outsourcing and ongoing contract management of specific projects
  • Provide expert advice to enable sound cost forecasting recommendations for the budgeting process
  • Seek internal and external professional networking opportunities, to  ensure Company develops industry leading sourcing and supplier management strategy and process
  • Line management of one or more Outsourcing Associates

Key Competencies

  • Extensive experience within clinical research and/or product development and outsourcing
  • Direct experience of managing  high value supplier contracts across a broad range of service areas, on a global basis and within both tactical and strategic supplier relationships
  • Expertise in the leadership of supplier relationships, governance and performance management (including KPIs, steering committees and joint operational efficiency programmes)
  • Previous line management experience desirable

Main requirements

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to nurture internal customer and external business relationships to the benefit of all parties, including senior executive level
  • Strong and demonstrated influencing and negotiation skills with a flexible approach and style
  • Exemplary project management, budgetary, analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Fluent in English (both oral and written)
  • Willingness to travel (mainly German)

We Offer

We offer you a challenging position with good career prospects, a self-directed and team oriented work environment, internal & external further education possibilities, an attractive salary as well as excellent social benefits. This position is also suitable for severely disabled applicants who possess all the qualifications outlined above.
If you have any queries regarding this position, or would like to apply, then please contact Sarah Baumann in Germany or Jo Eldridge in the UK.

Contact Information

Name: Limburg: Sarah Baumannn / Cambridge: Vanessa McHaffie
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Telephone: Limburg: 0049 (0) 6431/701 278 / Cambridge: 0044 1223 424900
Adress: Mundipharma Research
GmbH & Co. KG
Höhenstraße 10
65549 Limburg

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