Sr. Manager, R&D Outsourcing

Sr. Manager, R&D Outsourcing – Contract – Foster City, CA – $75.00-$80.00/ Hr.
The end client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas for this position; all parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.

A Biotechnology Company is seeking a Sr. Manager, R&D Outsourcing in Foster City, CA.

Role Description

Delivery Excellence
• Develops global clinical development vendor strategy for a program or therapeutic area with a focus on Cell Therapy
• Manages contract and sourcing activities for Phase 1b-3 clinical development programs providing consistent customer service and delivering quantitative value through cost savings and transformation/innovation
• Develops and implements sourcing strategies to support given scope
• Manages the contract negotiation process across the entire life cycle including RFI, vendor identification, RFP, vendor selection decision, contracting negotiation, performance monitoring, change orders, and ensures proper closeout of agreements to maximize contract value and achieve target savings
• Ensure the vendor selection process is compliant by managing risks through benchmarking, rate negotiations, implementing the sourcing strategy, collaborating with cross functional teams such as Compliance, Legal and Regulatory
• Collaborates with internal customers in vendor bidding and proposal development (RFP creation and analysis)
• Partners with internal customers to develop study specifications and leverages benchmarking tools as appropriate
• Translates business requirements into vendor capabilities and develops recommendations for vendor selection for a program or therapeutic area
• Is an SME in resolving complex issues relating to contract negotiation and management
• Oversees the identification, selection and management of global external service providers
• Leads Vendor bid defense meetings
• Manages the contract negotiation process for complex or high value contracts
• Demonstrates strong understanding of regulatory and legal issues pertinent to clinical development

Strategic Thinking
• Ability to understand, analyze and develop recommendations from multiple complex sources such as financial and operational perspectives
• Influence vendor selection with stakeholders at the project team level

• Identifies, develops, and deploys best practices in vendor selection, cost containment, and category management practices
• Leverages prior experience with external benchmarking, industry best practices, and technology for continuous improvement

Problem Solving
• Takes ownership of issues from problem identification to successful resolution, testing recommendations for reasonableness
• Triages study-level vendor management issues; escalates high-risk issues to appropriate stakeholders
• Translates trends in operational and systematic issues and develops solutions with sustainability in mind to ensure roadblocks are removed during study start-up

Influence and Partnership
• Engage with clinical operations leadership to drive sourcing strategy, compliance, and continued partnership
• Exhibits competency in regularly establishing relationships with internal and external cross functional teams, such as clinical operations, legal, finance, compliance
• Partners with internal stakeholders working on contracts in resolving complex issues relating to contract negotiation or management
• Manages study level vendor relationships in conjunction with Clinical Operations

Decision Making
• Delivers value by developing business solutions by translating requirements into effective sourcing solutions, contractual terms and process improvements
• Demonstrated ability to make critical decisions related to clinical vendor agreement negotiations and escalations
• Pulls data across functions according to business requirements and recommends global development vendors to senior leadership for endorsement for a project
• Asks probing questions to uncover business needs and recommends solutions (e.g., negotiating timelines while maintaining standards)
• Resolves vendor project management issues (e.g., operational challenges including scoping issues) by identifying and addressing deviations from established protocols
• Identifies operational and systematic issues, including frequency and escalates to the appropriate level

Skills & Requirements

• Excellent communication skills and comfort level interacting with internal and external teams across all levels, including regular interface with stakeholders and leadership team members
• As necessary, trains internal stakeholders in contract budgeting, development, and administration
• Experience in providing thought leadership and consistent customer service
• Expertise in the end-to-end sourcing and contracting process, including RFx, contract negotiation and management
• Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the clinical research process and the regulatory environment across functions
• Demonstrated leadership skills while working in fast paced and changing environment
• Financial acumen to review, analyze and understand cost drivers of complex budgets
• Legal, clinical operations and regulatory acumen
• Travel may be required
• Relevant experience with a BA or MS in a relevant discipline
• MBA or JD preferred
• PMP/CPSM certification or equivalent a plus

Why Hays?

You will be working with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of the industry and market trends. Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it.

Additionally, this position is a contract role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical, dental or vision benefits.

• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• 401K
• Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit)

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Hays is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran.

In accordance with applicable federal and state law protecting qualified individuals with known disabilities, Hays U.S. Corporation will attempt to reasonably accommodate those individuals unless doing so would create an undue hardship on the company. Any qualified applicant or consultant with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should call or text 813.336.5570

Drug testing may be required; please contact a recruiter for more information. #1142527


Job Type
Technology & Internet Services
Projects & Change Management
$75.00-$80.00/ Hr.

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