Job Description


Senior Manager Outsourcing / Associate Director, Outsourced Manufacturing is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Cork based client. The successful candidate will coordinates between all relevant functions and CMO functions to ensure strategies and supply plans are executed and achieved as planned. This includes driving performance of the strategic relationship. This position will lead the respective CMO Management Teams for assigned CMOs and support implementation and execution of CMO initiatives as part of the larger CMO governance model.


Serve as the production champion/point of contact (POC) with assigned CMOs to manage and mitigate issues and drive robust supply of product through coordination across commercial functions.
Manage external manufacturing activities and relationships. Serve as the day to day internal representative for CMO management at assigned CMOs.
Execute strategies that drive effective operational performance and service levels at CMOs. Strong alignment with Supply Chain, Commercial Manufacturing, and Quality is required.
Lead initiatives that drive a collaborative and robust relationship and drive alignment between CMOs and Gilead including but not limited to: Business reviews, Performance Metrics, Continuous Improvement projects, and Risk Management.
Support and effectively execute CMO Management initiatives and cross functional efforts, processes and strategies to ensure supply performance is achieved, both at the CMO and within Manufacturing.
Utilize analytical tools to identify, quantify, and minimize risks at assigned CMOs
Negotiate and manage key CMO agreements (MSAs, SOWs, Supply Agreements, Pricing, etc.)


BA/BS with 10+ years of relevant experience in a related field or MBA or MS plus 8+ years of relevant experience in a related field
Prior experience managing contract manufacturing highly desirable
Prior experience in pharmaceutical operations and cGMP environment(s) highly desirable
Travel required – up to 25%

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