Manager CMO (m/f/x)

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Date: 02-Jul-2019

Location: Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany, 85276

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Legal Entity: Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™

Daiichi Sankyo and its 15.000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology”. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany and we have affiliates in 12 European countries. For more information:

For our offices in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:



Manager CMO (m/f/x)


The position:

This position will be responsible for managing Contract Manufacturing Organizations from demand and supply control perspectives. Goals include assuring stable supply, project management on change controls as well as management of daily operations. This cross-functional position will work with DST SC and all DSE (Daiichi Sankyo Europe) business units (Pharmaceutical Development, Regulatory Affairs, QC, QA, Production, Procurement, Legal, Finance, Controlling etc.).


Key responsibilities:

  • Supplier Relationship Management
    • Manage long range requirements and maintain strategic capacity and contingency plans at suppliers
    • Monitor and manage all business continuity planning to reduce supplier risk
    • Negotiate and manage supply agreements


  • Project Management
    • Manage as key coordinator from DSE side projects like change of site, regulatory changes, and mergers of CMOs etc.
    • Being the central key account person in a complex environment among Affiliates, European Headquarters, Global Headquarters and CMO
    • Driving force in projects, get all related persons on the same page, harmonize communication and increase reliability to solve all issues and end projects successfully
  • Performance Management
    • Develop annual business goals, monitor performance through KPIs, and provide feedback to internal and external partners
    • Ensure customer service levels, inventory targets, financial targets, and cost reduction targets meet or exceed the plan


  • Sales & Operations Planning Management
    • Ensure open communication among Contract Manufacturing, Demand Planning, Regional Management and Marketing


  • Support Sourcing Management
    • Support the requisition of materials to support the requirements of all customers
    • Balance inventory, service, and costs with key corporate targets
    • Improve purchasing efficiency to ensure work aligns with contract terms & conditions
    • Determine inventory policy throughout the supply chain process and review safety stock and replenishment targets, while minimizing excess inventory
    • Provide inventory analysis and proactively manage backorders
    • Ensure targets and cost savings objectives are established and met on an annual basis


Professional experience and personal skills:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Pharma./Chem. Sciences or equivalent experience
  • At least a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical company in CMO Management
  • Knowledge of manufacturing planning, inventory control, and Supply Chain Management
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work cross functionally within the European and Global environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and deliver to deadlines
  • A team player, open minded, flexible, proactive, motivated and willing to learn and develop
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience with SAP R/3, Microsoft Office
  • Experience working in a global organization in global projects
  • Ability to work in English - fluent English in written and spoken
  • International experience is a plus


What we offer:


We offer an interesting, diversified and challenging position, good contractual conditions, flexible working models, all the social benefits of a modern company and a professional environment where you will have the opportunity for personal growth.


Please apply online at our Career Portal. We are looking foward to hearing from you.