Purchasing Manager R&D and Clinical Services (f/m/d)

Nadja Küppers
+49 (0)89 7263 210 – 09
Pharmazeutische Industrie
Central Functions
Southern Germany


For one of the most innovative, leading biotechnology companies in the south of Germany, we're searching for a Purchasing Manager Clinical Services (all genders). 


  • Develop a strategic vision and plan for the (sub-)categories in your scope (including but not limited to clinical trials, testing, preclinical services, laboratory, IMP logistics, etc.) in collaboration with a cross-functional team
  • Implement all aspects of these strategies (including planning, RFI/RFP, bid defense meetings, negotiation, contracting)
  • Coordinate contract development (SOW), execution and change orders negotiation; approve POs in SAP
  • Drive Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) to ensure delivery of best value for the company
  • Continuous improvement: Bring and implement new ideas in order to improve processes and tools, and support internal stakeholders in the most efficient way
  • You will have one direct report


  • Completed studies in Business Administration or Economics or a comparable qualification
  • Profound experience in Sourcing/Procurement in R&D
  • Deep understanding of working in a GCP/GLP environment
  • Procurement and negotiation techniques: supplier sourcing process and eTools (S/4HANA, Ariba, etc.), negotiation, supplier management
  • Practical knowledge in Clinical Procurement/Category Management
  • Solid background in other R&D area is a plus
  • Project management skills: prioritization, coordination, Risk Management
  • Change Management and communication skills
  • Strong influencing and (senior) stakeholder management skills
  • Hands-on mentality/procurement spirit/team player/collaborative
  • Takes ownership and can autonomously drive initiatives
  • Fast learner
  • Fluency in English is a must; German is a plus


  • Excellent work and company culture 
  • Working in an exciting scientific environment 
  • A dynamic and innovative working field in a motivated team
  • Flexibility, remote work and additional social benefits