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Specialist, Pharmaceutical Sciences Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management The candidate will serve as a point of contact relating to the timely preparation, negotiation and execution of various contracts and other outsourcing-related documents required to support global operations and outsourcing of PS activities: Collaborate with firm’s Legal department to develop and implement effective business processes to negotiate, execute, and track contracts for the manufacturing and testing of drug development candidates and other agreements, as needed; With oversight, ensure contracts meet the needs of the project teams, are executed in a timely manner, and appropriately consider risk. Collaborate with personnel across global PS and other key functions (e.g. Discovery, Medical, Finance, Global Procurement, Legal) to ensure efficient and effective cross-functional processes and communications. Manage daily requests and queries to resolve issues with contracts, purchase orders, and invoices in order to maintain streamlined business operations. Contributes to maintenance of effective Vendor Network Strategies. Supports the ongoing maintenance of existing critical vendors (performance management, business/financial and operations reviews). Support strong partnership with requesting Project Teams to achieve efficient contract workflow. Support alignment and collaboration with critical stakeholders that establishes and maintains seamless contract processes and terms (Vendor, Legal, Procurement, Finance, etc.). Use the systems/tools needed to provide visibility to the above activities (ex. SAP). Contribute to review of contractual documents, which may include confidentiality agreements, evaluation agreements, consulting agreements, master contract services agreements, development and manufacturing services agreements, and statements of work/task orders/change orders. Help to establish and manage routine business review with critical vendors in coordination/alignment with Procurement and other key stakeholders. Coordinate with manager to provide Sr Leadership visibility to Vendor performance metrics and provide recommendations for adjustment to contract or vendor strategies. Escalates business-critical issues effecting Operations and Management to manager as necessary. Supports communication and training of changes in procurement and/or vendor environment to stakeholders. Supports the department goals in developing robust network strategies.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have BS/BA or equivalent degree. Should have 1-3 years of relevant contracts management and/or operations related experience in supply chain and/or biopharmaceutical development. Basic knowledge of pharmaceutical development, and must demonstrate knowledge of several allied fields, such as legal, procurement and/or manufacturing is required. Develops and uses knowledge and interpersonal skills to influence and guide stakeholders towards the accomplishment of goals and objectives; adapts well to different personalities and works with others on the team in a respectful manner is needed. Paralegal Certificate is a plus.
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