Vendor Strategy Manager

California All, CA

Posted: 03/16/2023 Job Number: JN -032023-4794

Job Description

Our client, a global life sciences organization, is looking for several Vendor Strategy Managers that will support the selection of appropriate vendors. This person will define appropriate SOW s per their service category and negotiate contracts in line with the needs of CDO (Clinical Development Operations). For the right individual, this is a remote, long term contract opportunity.

  • Create SOW s based from the needs defined by the assessment of the CDO teams
  • Support CDO teams in managing the vendor from start-up to close-out of the agreement.
  • Supports the selection of vendors from the approved category strategy
  • Is a primary contact for vendor on service initiation and scope modification as it affects the vendor agreement
  • Facilitates the resolution of escalations
  • Collaborates and contributes cross-functionally and acts as a representative of VSM (Vendor strategy Management)
  • Reviews and negotiates the service agreements with high attention to detail
  • Work cross-functionally with all CDO functions, development, Legal and external parties to execute vendor service agreements
  • Participates in ongoing market analysis for current and new service providers aligned with the CDO Strategy

  • 5 years pharmaceutical or healthcare industry (e.g. pre-clinical, clinical operations, clinical systems, finance, R&D or procurement)
  • Minimum 3 years direct procurement/purchasing experience supporting pharmaceutical R&D with purchasing or procurement of laboratory services
  • BS/BA from an accredited college or university
  • Experience with understanding various scopes
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Prior work with a matrixed and decentralized teams, around clinical trial and drug development projects
  • Experience with working with international/global organizations
Expected hourly pay range
  • Fair market rate
Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

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