Category Manager R&D and Clinical Services (f/m/d)

Design. Progress. Together.


CureVac Corporate Services GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of CureVac AG, combines the central functions of the CureVac business group. CureVac is a global biopharmaceutical company in the field of mRNA technology, with more than 20 years of expertise in researching, developing and optimizing the versatile biological molecule for medical purposes. Our focus is on prophylactic vaccines, innovative cancer immunotherapies, and protein-based therapies. All RNA people are striving to achieve our main joint goal: To bring multiple best-in-class mRNA medicines to market.


To strenghten our team in Tübingen near Stuttgart, we are currently looking to recruit a


Category Manager R&D and Clinical Services (f/m/d)



Your responsibilities:


  • Develop a strategic vision and plan for the (sub-)categories in your scope (including but not limited to clinical trials, testing, preclinical services, laboratory, IMP logistics, etc.) in collaboration with a cross-functional team
  • Implement all aspects of these strategies (including planning, RFI/RFP, bid defense meetings, negotiation, contracting)
  • Coordinate contract development (SOW), execution and change orders negotiation; approve POs in SAP
  • Drive Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) to ensure delivery of best value for the company
  • Continuous improvement: Bring and implement new ideas in order to improve processes and tools, and support internal stakeholders in the most efficient way
  • You will have one direct report


Your qualifications:


  • Completed studies in Business Administration or Economics or a comparable qualification
  • Profound experience in Sourcing/Procurement in R&D
  • Deep understanding of working in a GCP/GLP environment
  • Procurement and negotiation techniques: supplier sourcing process and eTools (S/4HANA, Ariba, etc.), negotiation, supplier management
  • Practical knowledge in Clinical Procurement/Category Management
  • Solid background in other R&D area is a plus
  • Project management skills: prioritization, coordination, Risk Management
  • Change Management and communication skills
  • Strong influencing and (senior) stakeholder management skills
  • Hands-on mentality/procurement spirit/team player/collaborative
  • Takes ownership and can autonomously drive initiatives
  • Fast learner
  • Fluency in English is a must; German is a plus


We offer you a challenging and varied opportunity with an innovative and dynamic company that is expanding.
With much passion and sense of responsibility, we work together on the medical revolution. We pride ourselves on maintaining an honest and trusting relationship with each other which is characterized by openness to new ideas and continuous progress. Mutual respect, reliability and personal initiative are self-evident for us.

Design your future with us – become part of the RNA people!   

We look forward to receiving your application via our CareerPortal.


CureVac Corporate Services GmbH


Human Resources
Alba Ardito 
Friedrich-Miescher-Straße 15
72076 Tübingen