Manager Procurement & External Manufacturing (m/w/d)

as soon as possible at our location Greifswald - Insel Riems

For more than 20 years and since the company was bought by its own employees, Ceva has been growing rapidly and is now ranked 5th among animal health leaders in the world. With strong values, like passion for customers, corporate spirit, solidarity and innovation, Ceva has around 6.000 employees and has a footprint in more than 45 countries. Joining Ceva means getting involved in major social matters, on a global scale. Our veterinary vaccines and drugs are renowned worldwide. Ready to join our team in this ambitious adventure? 

To expand and support our Supply Chain Department, we are looking for a full-time position to start at our location Greifswald - Insel Riems as soon as possible.

Manager Procurement &
External Manufacturing (m/w/d)

We are looking to recruit a Manager Procurement & External Manufacturing. The successful candidate will Lead Supply Chain Inventory Control activities within the External Manufacturing organization. This person will be responsible for leading the Inventory Control to ensure management, oversight and reporting for all External Manufacturing owned inventory at internal and external locations globally.

What we expect

  • Responsibility for the external manufacture of drugs and vaccines and for the procurement of raw materials that are used by Ceva Tiergesundheit Riems at the sites in Riems and Dessau
  • Conception and preparation of supply contracts: Define and shape supplier strategy and relationships autonomously, targets and projects in collaboration with suppliers and functional managers
  • Proven ability to negotiate and manage contracts and set and control budgets
  • Sound knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices and in-depth operational knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply chain operations
  • Ensure supplier qualification in close collaboration with Quality Assurance
  • Manage all functions assigned to the supplier relations team.

Core Competencies and Attitudinal Characteristics

  • Proven ability to negotiate and manage contracts and set and control budgets
  • Commercial education with additional knowledge, business administration / technical or business studies
  • Experience working in Pharmaceutical, or biotech industry is beneficial
  • Proven track record of having a Strategic mind set
  • Very good communication and presentation skills as well as the ability to work in a team
  • Sound knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices and in-depth operational knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply chain operations
  • mindful, reliable, careful, systematic way of working, problem solver curious, open-minded, and critical mindset
  • Good combination of strategic and operational skills; ability to make flexible but thorough decisions in a highly dynamic environment
  • independent way of working
  • team player
  • This job requires fluent English, German will be a plus

Qualifications

  • Degree in economics or scientific education with good business acumen
  • Work Experience, 5 - 8 Years professional experience in procurement

Have we piqued your interest?

Then we look forward to receiving your complete application documents stating your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date by email to Sarah Kosma: sarah.kosma@ceva.com.

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