Sr Manager Clinical Outsourcing and Vendor Management

  • 90 USD - 90 USD
  • Hayward, United States
  • Contract


Sr. Manager, Clinical Outsourcing and Vendor Management


Meet is proud to partner with an innovative biotechnology company in the San Francisco Bay Area developing novel therapeutics for oncology treatment.

The company is well-funded, has a strong pipeline and renowned leadership team.


We're searching for a skilled Senior Manager of Clinical Outsourcing and Vendor Governance to manage outsourcing needs for current and future clinical trials, including vendor identification, RFPs, vendor selection, contract and budget negotiations. You will also take part in budget management and support of the vendor governance process. You will work closely with the Clinical Operations study team, Legal, Finance, and other key internal stakeholders to support study-related vendor selection activities and manage vendor contract review and negotiations. This role is currently reporting to the Director/Senior Director, Outsourcing and Vendor Governance.

This is a 12 month contract-to-hire. The role is hybrid if you are local to the San Francisco Bay area and remote if you are not local.


  • Manages the clinical outsourcing activities (CROs and other key clinical service providers)
  • Independently manages all outsourcing activities including (but not limited to) - supplier assessment, RFP/RFQ/RFI, selection, contract budget, payment schedule, payment terms & scope negotiation through to contract execution and contract life cycle management
  • Establishes and manages supplier relationships in conjunction with Clinical Development functions, and other internal departments as required
  • Negotiate new and amended work specifications, budgets, payment schedules, payment terms, ensure service providers adhere to contract terms and conditions
  • Leads contract related communication with suppliers.
  • Manage PO approval process and contract routing.
  • Identifies and manages contract risks. Ensures appropriate mitigation plans are in place and in use and risks are communicated appropriately to stakeholders
  • Provides information to stakeholders and management on contract statuses and contract/finance issues.


  • Bachelors, and/ or combination of at least 8+ years equivalent related business/ industry experience
  • Experience in pharmaceutical, biotech, academia, CROs
  • Solid understanding of drug development process including clinical trials in Phase 1 through 4 in global setting (oncology)
  • Experience in RFP development, proposal evaluation, and contract and budget management
  • Expanded understanding of procurement/strategic sourcing principles and supplier selection criteria
  • Expanded understanding of legal language to lead contract review and negotiation

This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly reputable company in their development of life changing products.

Martin Wenzel Division Director

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