Simtra BioPharma Solutions (Simtra) is a world-class Contract Development Manufacturing Organization, partnering with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to bring their sterile injectable products to market. With facilities in Bloomington, Indiana, US and Halle/Westfalen, Germany, we offer a wide range of delivery systems including pre-filled syringes, liquid/lyophilized vials, diluents for reconstitution, powder-filled vials and sterile crystallization.  

Our product types include biologics and small molecules, cytotoxics, highly potent compounds, diluents for reconstitution and vaccines – which are all directly injected into patients worldwide.  As such, there is a strong emphasis on quality and continuous improvement at Simtra.  We hold ourselves to the highest quality and regulatory standards.

While our primary focus is cGMP manufacturing, we offer many support services including formulation and development, lyophilization optimization, global regulatory support and secondary packaging.  Our teams are driven to help clients scale, innovate and bring life-changing medicines to patients worldwide.

 

Why join Team Simtra? Because we:

Make it HAPPEN – We bring a growth mindset to every opportunity, developing new skillsets and exceeding our expectations and those of our customers.

Make it TOGETHER – We work as one, respecting each voice and tapping into our unique strengths across teams—so we can solve problems in new ways.

Make it RIGHT – We hold ourselves to a high standard of excellence, fulfilling our commitments to the customer, their patients, and our team members.

Make it COUNT – We take pride in our day-to-day work, knowing the impact we make – taking on challenges big and small to improve patient health.

 


This role:

Simtra BioPharma Solutions is seeking a proactive and results-driven individual to join our team as the Site Procurement Leader & Supplier Relationship Manager. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing all procurement activities at our Bloomington, Indiana site, ensuring the timely delivery of high-quality direct materials, controlling procurement costs, and fostering strong relationships with our suppliers.

 

Its responsibilities:

  • Procurement Leadership: Lead and manage all direct and indirect procurement activities for the Bloomington site, including sourcing, purchasing, and supplier management.  Also support the VP of Global Procurement & Supply Chain on any strategic initiatives that impact the site. 
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Develop and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers, ensuring effective communication, collaboration, and alignment with Simtra BioPharma Solutions' goals and objectives.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure that all direct materials procured meet our stringent quality standards, working closely with suppliers to address any quality issues or concerns promptly.
  • Cost Management: Implement cost-effective procurement strategies to optimize costs while maintaining high-quality standards, continuously seeking opportunities for cost savings and process improvements.
  • Contract Negotiation: Negotiate contracts and agreements with suppliers to secure favorable terms and conditions, ensuring compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Supply Chain Optimization: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline procurement processes, enhance supply chain efficiency, and mitigate risks.
  • Performance Monitoring: Monitor supplier performance metrics, track key performance indicators (KPIs), and implement corrective actions as necessary to drive continuous improvement.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and policies governing procurement activities, maintaining accurate records and documentation as required.

 

Desirable qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in procurement, supply chain management, or related roles required
  • Pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industry is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience required.
  • Strong understanding of procurement best practices, supplier management principles, and quality assurance processes.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing supplier relationships, negotiating contracts, and driving cost savings initiatives.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analytical mindset with proficiency in data analysis tools and techniques.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and capable of managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements and industry standards, such as FDA regulations and cGMP guidelines, is preferred.

 

 

In return, you’ll be eligible for[1]:

  • Day One Benefits
    • Medical & Dental Coverage
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Supplemental Life Insurance
      • Spouse Life Insurance
      • Child Life Insurance
    • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match
    • Time Off Program
      • Paid Holidays
      • Paid Time Off
      • Paid Parental Leave and more
    • Adoption Reimbursement Program
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Community and Volunteer Service Program
  • Additional Benefits
    • Voluntary Insurance Benefits
      • Vision Coverage
      • Accident
      • Critical Illness
      • Hospital Indemnity Insurance
      • Identity Theft Protection
      • Legal and more
    • Onsite Campus Amenities
      • Workout Facility
      • Cafeteria
      • Credit Union

[1] Current benefit offerings are in effect through 12/31/24

 


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