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Manager Nonclinical Scientific Contracting

Company name

AbbVie Inc.

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Valid Through

Oct 24,2019

Posted on

Jul 11,2019

Years of Experience

5-8 yrs required


North Chicago, IL, United States

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Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
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Manager, Non-Clinical Scientific Contracting
The candidate will have primary focus on negotiation and execution of related R&D Master Agreements within coverage areas. Maintains and manages existing Master Agreements, including amending agreements in relation to new business needs or changes in circumstances. Additional responsibility for negotiation and execution of one-off agreements (and statements of work) in assigned categories as requested by management. Drives transactions to successful completion, and accountable for successfully interacting with vendor through relationship lifecycle. Responsible for providing initial document drafting and originating redlines to Legal following return of documents from counterparties. Reviews and analyzes KPIs/metrics, holding vendors accountable to established performance criteria for vendor activities. Drives the investigation of vendor performance issues and develops solutions to ensure overall performance, compliance and Quality. Communicates findings and recommendations to larger organization. Assists in establishing and is responsible for maintaining consistent practices and policies related to vendor activities to insure compliance with Corporate Purchasing, Finance, QA, Clinical and OEC policies. Across supported R&D service categories, responsible for pro-actively collaborating with TAs/FAs and related Technology Licensing Collaboration (TLC) Points of Contact (POC) and Outsourcing Project Managers. Leverages these efforts to strategically build a preferred supplier network in such categories. Provides effective communication to both internal and external partners. Address business issues for key services providers in conjunction with TLC POCs and Outsourcing Project Managers, QA, Dev Ops and other related depts. Implements the comprehensive plan for R&D SG&A savings goals across all contracting functions. Liaise with Corporate Purchasing, TAs/FAs and fellow R&D delegated purchasing functions to ensure R&D needs are met.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree. Advanced degree is preferred (Scientific, JD, MBA). Should have 5-8 years combined experience in pharmaceutical research, legal, strategy or financial analysis required. Prefer Pharmaceutical, Licensing, CRO or Legal experience. Should have understanding of drug development, underlying scientific principles, project management, quality assurance, manufacturing, clinical and non-clinical research, legal and regulatory functions. Should have understanding of outsourcing processes, corporate purchasing standards, legal, OEC, QA and finance policies and procedures. Knowledge of AbbVie organization, pipeline, processes, and culture beneficial. Should have ability to successfully operate in a global environment without direct reporting responsibility/authority. Emerging leadership skills with a very broad business orientation. Responsible to teams but with no direct reporting responsibility/authority for those functional areas. Should have proven project management skills. Developing skills in managing broad scope projects involving cross-functional teamwork.

Additional info

Ref: 1904528

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
AbbVie Inc.
1 N Waukegan Rd
North Chicago, IL 60064

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