General Management / Executive

Associate Director of Strategic Sourcing

  • Contract
  • West Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • 41983557

The Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing, CMO will ensure that the company has best class commercial CMO Management capability, within sourcing, contracting procurement and finance policy and procedures which are kept up to date as the business continuously evolves and develops to meet the needs of patients.


This position will work closely with key stakeholders from the clients External Manufacturing and Operations (EM&O), Quality, Clinical Manufacturing Planning, Technical Services, Business Development, Product Management, Legal and Finance. 

The successful candidate will seek to continuously improve performance and delivery within the Contract Manufacturing Network ensuring that the network operates in accordance with the highest standards of compliance, ethics and integrity.              




  • Act as Sourcing Lead for External Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMO) for Sourcing Processes, Contracting and Negotiation and Business Support within client Operations.


  • Develop and manage the business performance, financial and commercial relationship with contract manufactures (CMOs). Build and maintain relationships with senior business and executive leadership at CMOs


  • Act as business escalation for the external supply network to resolve issues and mitigate business risk


  • Lead Contract Negotiations and execution of commercial service/supply agreements and related child agreements, ensuring alignment with internal business stakeholders to optimize CMO delivery, while securing the lowest TCO and access to the highest levels of service and quality


  • Lead sourcing process and support stakeholder requirements to deliver Late Stage Network Strategy Team business requests in conjunction with key stakeholders


  • Direct and influence the client’s contract supply network to identify and implement cost savings and process improvements based on inputs from internal partners. Lead and Support business partners to develop and enforce contract compliance to manage and measure supplier performance and develop relationships with suppliers


  • Follow market trends for applicable category of spend. Use this knowledge to support internal customers. Evaluate financial aspects of key cost drivers of global markets using published industry data, and benchmarked data




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Business, Procurement or equivalent with relevant external contract manufacturing experience
  • Minimum 5 -10 years’ experience in a US Multi-National GMP sourcing & external manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated sourcing, procurement, negotiation and contracting leadership skills in External Contract Manufacturing GMP Pharma environment
  • Demonstrated category management experience within CDMO, CMO and CLO areas with direct experience in contract negotiations, business issue resolution and supplier relationship management
  • Demonstrated ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience working with cross functional global teams
  • Excellent understanding of commercial business processes, innovation and continuous improvements
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

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***Please note our client cannot assist with any Visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct Visa to live and work in Ireland***

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