Sr. Manager Outsourcing, Vendor Governance

  • 150000 USD - 180000 USD
  • Hayward, United States
  • Permanent

Senior Manager, Clinical Outsourcing & Vendor Governance

Join a dynamic team in a key role managing outsourcing for clinical trials. In this position, you will independently oversee outsourcing activities, from vendor selection to contract execution. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, guide project teams through sourcing, and lead contract-related communication with suppliers.


  • Manage clinical outsourcing activities globally
  • Independently handle supplier assessment, RFP/RFQ/RFI, contract negotiation, and life cycle management
  • Negotiate work specifications, budgets, and payment terms
  • Guide project teams in supplier bidding and proposal development
  • Lead contract-related communication with suppliers, ensuring adherence to terms and conditions
  • Identify and manage contract risks, ensuring compliance with company requirements
  • Oversee service provider relationships, financial performance, and compliance with contracted services
  • Develop and manage tools for analyzing contracted plan to actual performance
  • Support and manage general and ad-hoc projects as required
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to colleagues within the function


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 8+ years of related industry experience
  • Experience in pharmaceutical, biotech, academia, or CROs
  • Solid understanding of drug development process, clinical trials (Phase 1-4), and global settings
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Proven ability to analyze information, prioritize tasks, and make sound decisions
  • High degree of professionalism, interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong relationships
  • Ability to travel, including overnight stays

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Martin Wenzel Division Director

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