CordenPharma is a leading full-service contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), excipients and pharmaceuticals Drug Products (DP) and packaging capabilities with > 2’600 employees across the world. Our services enable pharmaceutical and biotech companies to manufacture medicines with the ultimate goal of improving people’s lives.

Our network in Europe and the US offers flexible and specialized solutions across five technology platforms: Peptides, Lipids & Carbohydrates; Injectables; Highly Potent & Oncology; and Small Molecules. We strive for excellence in supporting this network and are committed to providing the highest quality products for the well-being of patients.

At the earliest possible date we are looking for a

Category Manager (m/f/d) 100%
Basel, Switzerland

  • Basel
  • Q3 2024
  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Main activities and responsibilities

CordenPharma is looking for experienced Category Managers who would like to join our talent pool for future projects in order to complete the Global Category Team in the following areas: CAPEX; MRO (Maintenance, Repairs/operations); Liquid Drug Product Packaging; Drug Product Excipients, Energy.

In this role, you would be part of the future Global Procurement team supporting the business objectives in procurement of goods and services for the Corden Pharma group. You will represent your category across the individual Corden sites and, as such, build a crucial link between global and site Procurement. Responsible for developing and executing category strategies, conducting market analyses and research, managing relationships with key suppliers, and supporting contract negotiation and execution as required. Your primary objective is to secure the delivery of projects, goods and services across the category, thus effectively managing Corden’s Supply Chain risk. You will achieve the best value solutions for the Corden Pharma group through effective communication, and collaboration across internal departments, and by maintaining strong relationships with suppliers.

Your Profile

  • Degree or Business Administration
  • Ability to lead cross-functional and global team
  • Category Management experience in any of the areas; CAPEX; MRO (Maintenance, Repairs/operations); Liquid Drug Product Packaging; Drug Product Excipients, is a desired
  • Commercial strategic sourcing experience (ideally with a multi-national, Fortune 500 business) including demonstrated proficiency in contract negotiations, supplier development, and global sourcing
  • Professional Purchasing Qualification
  • Strong external and internal communication skills
  • Influencing, negotiation and project management skills
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical (especially CDMO) or chemical industry
  • Excellent knowledge of SAP
  • Excellent computer-based skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong proficiency in Business English

What we offer

  30 days of vacation

  Dynamic and exciting work environment

  Retirement Pension Plan

  Flexible Working Hours


Your contact person

Brandt, Raphael