Supplier Collaborations Manager Direct Materials
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
vor 7 Tg.

Main Purpose of the position is to lead and execute process improvement projects at supplier and internal sites to ensure reliable Direct Material supply in collaboration with cross functional and supplier representatives to bring comprehensive solution to trending and recurring Direct Material issues.

You lead supplier site technical visits to review and assess Direct Material manufacturing processes and capabilities. In addition you proactively identify and ensure anticipated issues are sustainably addressed using quality engineering tools to effectively support new supplier site introductions, supplier site transfers, and new technology introduction at supplier site.

Your main responsibilities are to :

  • Ensure uninterrupted supply in partnership with Roche’s strategic and standard Direct Material suppliers, internal and external relations
  • Apply good judgment and escalate potential quality or regulatory issues that may affect product quality or regulatory compliance to management
  • Set personal performance goals and provide input to departmental objectives. Manage competing priorities and allocate, adjust and optimize assigned resources
  • Lead deep dive assessments to review and assess supplier’s Direct Material manufacturing processes and capabilities including improvement opportunities
  • Support new technology introductions, strategic supplier site transfers, new strategic supplier due diligence and start-
  • ups through quality engineering activities and oversight at the supplier site, in collaboration with internal relations and in conjunction with overall change management activities

    Who you are :

    You have a University degree in Life Sciences e.g. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Pharmacy, Biochemistry and at least ten years’ professional industrial experience (pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or related industry is a plus), or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    You have a sound knowledge of cGMP’s, ISO standards and international regulations. You bring solid knowledge and experience in at least two of the following areas : drug, medical device, or biologic manufacturing processes, Supplier Quality, laboratory test methods, sterilization, and validation processes.

    In addition you bring the following skills and competencies :

  • Ability to interpret and relate Quality standards as they relate to Roche and suppliers. Ability to make sound quality decisions with an E2E approach
  • Strong problem solving and stakeholder management skills. You are able to build relationships cross functionally and with outside companies
  • Proven negotiation skills and the ability to influence Roche’s suppliers and internal groups. You communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing, in English and in German
  • Project management experience and the ability to lead complex projects in a matrix setup
  • Knowledge of Operational Excellence tools is required; i.e. statistical methods, FMEA, Six Sigma, Lean (Black Belt is considered a plus)
  • This role requires international travel up to 20%.

  • At Roche, 94,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-
  • focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

    Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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