Senior Contract Manager - Direct Materials

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Basel, Basel-City
  • Publication date:

    30 September 2022
  • Workload:

  • Contract:

    Permanent position

Senior Contract Manager - Direct Materials

The Position

Senior Contract Manager - Direct Materials


The Organisation

Roche has defined an exciting 10-year ambition plan, requiring us to adapt and transform to our evolving ecosystem and challenges ahead of us. We have redesigned our Global Procurement (GP) organization to ensure we can succeed in this new environment and deliver on our mission for patients by building new capabilities and creating a more agile organization. Our goal is to improve our ability to deliver on our vision to accelerate Roche s goal to bring innovative solutions to patients quickly and efficiently through business and supplier partnerships. If you are excited about driving this change and catalyzing the future in the area of Contracts, Negotiations & Compliance, the Sr. Contract Manager (Direct Materials) role is for you.

What is the Contracts, Negotiations & Compliance capability?

The Contracts, Negotiations & Compliance (CNC) team focuses on delivering contracting support, solutions, and efficiencies to internal business customers across Roche. The team uses specialized and in-depth knowledge of contracting-related topics and Roche overall to offer and deliver solutions that manage business, legal, and compliance risks.

Are you wondering what is in it for you?

Are you interested in further developing and leveraging your drafting and negotiation skills in the complex and diverse area of direct materials? Here is why we think the Senior Contracts Manager role is a fantastic job to consider!

As a Senior Contracts Manager, you will work in a dynamic global environment where you can use your thorough understanding of manufacturing and supply chain processes and your contract drafting and negotiation skills to deliver procurement contract management and advisory activities. Using your specialized technical knowledge and in-depth technical expertise in contracting and procurement, you will ensure effective and efficient service delivery that manages business, legal, and compliance risks to support internal stakeholders. Over time, you will have opportunities to learn new contracting areas and continue to expand your expertise.

You will support and advise procurement and business stakeholders in their contracting needs by drafting and negotiating complex contracts, enabling efficient and compliant contracting. You will also be creating and providing tools, training, templates, and playbooks.

Working within the contracting capability team, you will lead or be an active part of squads and networks, facilitating and leading complex discussions and initiatives, championing agile principles, interfacing with internal and external business partners and decision-makers.

Your role?

Using independent judgment, you will play a variety of roles according to your experience, knowledge, and the general business/team requirements, such as:

- Contracting domain knowledge or subject matter expert providing specialist input, advice, assistance, and in-depth know-how with complex pharmaceutical manufacturing (Drug Substance and Drug Product), logistics, research, development, and technical contract drafting and negotiating activities.

- Contract drafter and negotiator using functional, technical, and operational expertise to draft highly complex contractual provisions and demonstrate mastery with negotiation and influencing skills for partnering with Procurement Delivery professionals on highly complex sourceable contracts.

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