Head of External Supplier Operations (gn)

  • Job Reference: 304223369-2
  • Date Posted: 11 June 2021
  • Employer: MorphoSys AG
  • Location: Planegg, Bayern
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering and Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

MorphoSys' mission is to make exceptional, innovative biopharmaceuticals to improve the lives of patients suffering from serious diseases. Innovative technologies and smart development strategies are central to our approach. Success is created by our people, who focus on excellence in all they do, collaborate closely across disciplines. We all are driven by a desire to make the medicines of tomorrow a reality. Guided by mutual respect and trust, each member of the MorphoSys team is given the opportunity to develop and flourish within this exciting and inspiring environment. Join us in Planegg near Munich!

We would like to fill the following vacancy as soon as possible:

Head of External Supplier Operations (gn) Your Responsibilities:
  • Act as a point of contact for business collaborations with Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) ensuring that the overall relationship is healthy
  • Implement harmonized governance structures across all vendor accounts
  • Establish harmonized procedures i) across different suppliers, ii) across multiple projects, iii) across all stakeholders / internal departments
  • Coordinate and contribute to contract establishment and vendor selection procedures by leading negotiation and selection teams. Set-up contractual standards in close collaboration with the internal Business and Quality units
  • Continuously monitor key procedures via uniform performance indicators and stakeholder reviews and ensure compliance with contractual terms
  • Responsible for performance monitoring and reporting and ensure compliance with contractual terms
  • Collaborate with the internal Technical Project Leaders, Supply Chain, QA and Regulatory functions to drive continuous improvement of the overall business relationship with CMOs
  • Collaborate with the Finance Business Partner on regular budget monitoring and control, system improvement and harmonization
  • Optimize business interactions with key suppliers in order to continuously improve quality, efficiency and innovation
Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or Master's Degree in Engineering, Biotechnology or related field
  • Ideally more than eight years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or related industry
  • Understanding of GMP principles and regulatory requirements in pharmaceutical development
  • Knowledge of suppliers, industry trends and emerging players in global pharmaceutical manufacturing services
  • Knowledge of, and previous experience with supplier management procedures in a pharma / biotech environment
  • Good organizational awareness of relevant business units within a global supplier network
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating supply and manufacturing agreements with external suppliers
  • Demonstrated knowledge of tools and techniques of Operational Excellence / Lean methods
  • Ability to work efficiently across culturally diverse global matrix organizations
  • Excellent project management skills to efficiently coordinate, prioritize and manage multi-parallel tasks and objectives
  • Highly motivated and open-minded team player with well-developed interpersonal abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (German would be a plus)
  • Effective presentation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
We offer:
  • Creative Working in X-functional Teams
  • Open and appreciative corporate culture
  • Multicultural environment
  • Working in an attractive, high-quality equipped building with restaurant
  • Free sports and language courses

Thank you for your interest! We are looking forward to receiving your pertinent application docu­ments. For your application please use exclusively our career portal We offer not only excellent career prospects, but also support you from the very beginning - even helping you move if necessary.

MorphoSys AG, Semmelweisstraße 7, 82152 Planegg