Associate Director Procurement Research and Development

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With decades of deep immunology expertise and experience in developing and optimizing mRNA as part of its broad suite of novel technologies, the company is working with the global community to defeat life-threatening and serious diseases such as cancer, COVID-19, malaria and tuberculosis. The first ever approved mRNA vaccine was created in the labs of BioNTech in Mainz, Germany. A fully integrated immunotherapy powerhouse. We remain focused on bringing our broad pipeline of next-generation immunotherapies and vaccines to people around the world to address cancer, infectious diseases, as well as a growing list of other medical conditions. To accomplish this, we continue to be deeply rooted in science and academic research while also having built a fully integrated, global immunotherapy company with cGMP and GMP manufacturing facilities anchored around deep expertise in immunology and complemented by an expanding set of capabilities.


Associate Director Procurement Research and Development




  • Reporting to the Director, US Procurement Lead, this complex role will join the Global Procurement organization, focusing on supporting US-based stakeholders and their procurement needs within assigned areas. 

  • This position will work with business stakeholders to solicit requirements, define best approach and sourcing model, and execute requirements in support of business needs. 

  • This position may lead the development and execution of regional category management strategies and/or collaborate with Global Category Management colleagues to support the implementation of global strategies within the region.

  • The position will support the development of US-based Procurement capabilities, presence, and processes, aligned to global functional expectations and requirements and in collaboration with US Legal and US Finance colleagues to improve end-to-end user experience.

  • The role will also support training, communication and change management efforts with US stakeholders.

  • This position will perform tracking and reporting of key Procurement performance metrics.




  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 plus years Sourcing  and Procurement experience with a progressing career path and broad category expertise

  • Solid understanding of sourcing and procurement processes and best practices

  • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with evolving procedures and a desire to build functional capabilities.

  • Strong ability to work cross-functionally with related business functions, both domestically and internationally

  • Strong attention to detail, excellent communication, and organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently and in cases of uncertainty.

  • Position will require travel, both domestic and international

Preferred requirements: 


  • Biopharmaceutical Procurement experience preferred.

  • MBA preferred.

  • Experience with Coupa Sourcing and Coupa P2P (or similar tools) preferred.  SAP experience a plus.

Benefits for you:

BioNTech US is committed to employee wellbeing and offers best-in-class benefits & HR programs to support an inclusive & diverse workforce. Salaried/Position-Targeted Hourly Employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life, AD&D, Critical Illness Insurance
  • Pre-tax HSA & FSA, DCRA Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance & Concierge Program (EAP) available 24/7
  • Parental and Childbirth Leave & Family Planning Assistance
  • Sitterstream: Virtual Tutoring & Childcare Membership
  • Paid Time Off: Vacation, Sick, Bereavement, Holidays (including Floating) & Year-End U.S. Shutdown.
  • 401(K) Plan with Company Match – could be convinced to use the word “competitive.”
  • Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Assistance Programs
  • Wellbeing Incentive Platforms & Incentives
  • Professional Development Programs
  • Commuting Allowance and subsidized parking
  • Discounted Home, Auto & Pet Insurance (consolidate)

…and more! More details to be shared.


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