Strategic & Relationship Manager Clinical and R&D
Alvotech is a privately owned biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and
manufacturing of high quality biosimilars for global markets. At Alvotech, our goal is to become a
global leader in the biosimilar space and to deliver high quality and cost competitive products to
our partners and to patients worldwide.
Our product development pipeline is developed in Research & Development centers across
Europe and will be manufactured in our state-of-the-art facility located in Reykjavik Iceland.
Within Alvotech Switzerland we are currently recruitung a
Strategic & Relationship Manager – Clinical and R&D
Main Function: The RnD Procurement Manager (RnDPM) will be responsible for supporting the operational and logistic aspects within the RnD Organization by optimizing purchase of goods
and/or services. Within the role, the RnDPM will be responsible to identify and manage Clinical
Research Organizations (CROs), central laboratories and technical external service providers
(ESPs) to provide strategic sourcing options for successful trial delivery and to ensure the delivery
of quality, timely and cost-effective external resources to support global activities. In addition, the
RnDPM will ensure all sourcing activities are conducted in a manner that conforms to an ethical
process as well as adherence to all applicable internal and external compliance standards,
processes and guidelines. Most important task of the job: - Negotiate contract terms, including pricing, deliverables, milestones, resourcing commitments,
payment schedule and metrics - Create costing and resourcing scenarios - Proactively monitor adherence to contractual terms and conditions and support reconciliations - Escalate and track issues internally and within ESPs as required to ensure delivery of quality
and value - Monitor ESP trial performance and quality to ensure that ESPs deliver excellent value (cost
savings, quality and risk management) - Partner with project teams, functional areas and ESPs in forecasting and managing required
trial delivery resources - Continuously monitor the outsourcing environment to keep current with strategic resourcing
strategies, best practices, ESPs, industry sourcing trends, Key Performance Indicators and
performance benchmarks - Develop all necessary tools and processes to establish an efficient and transparent working
The primary location for this role is Alvotech‘s office in Zurich. It is expected that RnDPM will
have to travel internationally, as required by the RnD activities.
Organizational Structure: - The RnDPM will report to and will be supervised by the Chief Scientific Officer, within the RnD
organization, with dotted line to Head of Procurement / VP Clinical Development.
Qualification and Experience:
Education: Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in life Sciences or equivalent
Desirable: Higher degree in Life Science or related field
Languages: Fluent in English, both written and verbal. Any additional language is a “nice to have“.
Knowlegde: Proficient in use of a PC and common Microsoft packages such as Word, Visio,
Excel, Powerpoint in addition to technical software required for the specific function like SAP.
Good knowledge of drug development, clinical development and related activities.
Experience: 5+ years in relevant functions in the Pharmaceutical Industry, or equivalent, 3+ years
in sourcing experience, contract management and ESP management, previous experience in
CRO (or equivalent) is an advantage, familiarity with outsourcing industry, i.e. trends, service
categories, (CRO, Central Laboratories, other specialty ESPs), proven Leadership skills and
demonstrated ability to interact collaboratively in a cross-functional environment. Experience with
successful oversight of vendor/strategic partner relationships, including significant outsourced
operations, and proven track record of ensuring quality deliverables or services in a cost effective
As a team player you manage to build a team spirit. You are tolerant and considerate to be an
active and open communicator and share knowledge and experience with other team members.
You have a hands – on attitude as well as a result-orientated way of work. You have the ability to
manage multiple programs and processes simultaneously. We offer: To be part of a growing team dedicated to improving access-to-medicine, we offer opportunities
to bring forward ideas, lead change and ongoing opportunities for personal development and
growth in an international company.
Candidates should apply to Jozefina Mijatovic (Ms.): firstname.lastname@example.org . Join our Alvotech team and be part of our growth!