Clinical Procurement Manager in Fort Worth, TX at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Duties:
  • Support the Clinical sourcing process by ensuring adherence to established policies/guidelines and delivering quality, timely and cost effective contracts and resource solutions.
  • Provide business partnering support to assigned customer groups to facilitate operational and strategic discussions.
  • Primary point of contact for assigned customer groups to execute category strategies for managed categories and to facilitate operational and strategic topics
  • Negotiate, process and deliver quality clinical vendor contracts according to local/divisional standards and guidelines in collaboration with functional partners including but not limited to Legal, Finance and QA
  • Deliver, document and report cost savings for assigned contracts and initiatives
  • Work with assigned customer teams, GCMs, and EDO to identify, approve, and performance-manage vendors
  • Drive contracting standardization initiatives across the internal enterprise
  • Collaborate with NGSCs where appropriate to facilitate completion of assigned workload
  • Contribute to the audit/HA inspection process where required
  • Participate in initiatives in support of NBS objectives

Skills:

  • Bachelors Degree required; PhD, MBA or equivalent desirable
  • 3+ years clinical outsourcing experience in Drug Development in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Experience working in a global organization desired
  • Detailed understanding of the clinical development process and very robust understanding of the management of clinical trials
  • Demonstrated ability of completing projects on time and within budget.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Solid understanding of contracts (including solid legal understanding of terms and conditions).
  • Familiar with the CRO/Central Laboratories/Reference Laboratories and Specialty Provider marketplace.
  • Solid financial understanding (understanding of cost drivers for clinical trials) as it relates to contracts and cost reductions.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and within budget
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Demonstrated understanding of contract administration
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and to visualize potential future scenarios based on business needs
  • Demonstrated willingness to make decisions and to take responsibility for such.
  • Ability to address issues assertively while maintaining a non-threatening posture Excellent interpersonal skills (team player).
  • Must be fluent in English with both oral and written capabilities

***For immediate consideration, please email your updated resume to Ljohnson@apexlifesciences.com with 'Clinical Procurement Manager' in the subject line.

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