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Outsourcing Manager - Clinical

New Jersey All, NJ

Posted: 02/04/2019 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -022019-23587

Senior Manager, R&D Procurement - Clinical Services

Solid experience (a) sitting/working closely with the study teams (b) supporting the clinical services procurement process end to end and (c) managing 30 studies at the same time (mix of active, in maintenance, financial reconciliation)

The Senior Manager, R&D Procurement - Clinical Services will actively support the development and implementation of strategies for the clinical services sourcing categories. In doing so, the Manager, R&D Procurement - Clinical Services works closely with Legal, Global Brands R&D (including Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, and the Chief Medical Officer organizations), Finance, and Global Procurement teams to ensure these strategies and their related implementation plans are managed proactively and through cross-functional teams. This position will work closely with managers and leaders across therapeutic areas. In collaboration with these teams, the Senior Manager, R&D Procurement Clinical Services is responsible for:

- Strategic Sourcing: Actively contribute to the development and implementation of sourcing strategies for R&D clinical services. Lead and support the supplier selection process, including the selection of transactional and preferred vendors, for designated studies, programs and/or services. This includes supporting clinical teams and key internal stakeholders in with the development of specifications and criteria for outsourced services, evaluation of suppliers, and the management of selected suppliers. Proactively support supplier management activities such as issue resolution, performance trending, and supplier governance where appropriate, including managing an interactive lessons learned session and process improvements.
- Achieve Significant Synergies and Cost Savings: Proactively support clinical services category assessment teams to ensure that all potential opportunities for operational, quality, and financial synergies are identified, tracked, and implemented. Ensure that cost savings are achieved whenever possible without placing risk on the company s quality, operational, timeline, and projected revenue requirements. Ensure the communication and alignment of these synergy and savings targets across business partners and organizational leaders to provide consistency of message and approach.
- Contract Management: Develop and foster relationships with preferred/alliance suppliers to ensure clear communication, create an environment of partnership, and agreed-to contractually committed levels of service, quality, delivery, and cost. Collaborate and support in the development and implementation of multi-year strategies to align most significant clinical suppliers with the global clinical development plans.

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