Senior Outsourcing Manager

Clinical Professionals Limited
County of Herefordshire
11 Oct 2018
21 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Clinical Outsourcing Manager

Clinical Outsourcing Manager Contract, Pharma, Hertfordshire

Duration: 12 months
Salary: Very competitive, please contact me directly for this
Location: Hertfordshire

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He/she will lead and manage with minimal supervision activities related to the outsourcing of clinical services including negotiation and maintenance of contracts for Clinical Research Organisations (CROs) and function service providers for the Oncology Business Group (OBG).

Main Responsibilities

- Support Oncology Business Group (OBG) in the development of outsourcing requirements for Phase I-IV global clinical trials including functional services
- Lead and support the qualification and evaluation process for new service providers
- Lead with minimal supervision the process of Request for Proposal (RFP) development from service provider selection through final contract execution
- Manage the contracting activities including preparation, finalization, and administration of CDAs,
- MSAs, Service Agreements, Work Orders, Change Orders, and Amendments
- Negotiate services descriptions, budgets and payment schedules using costing tools as necessary
- Facilitate study kick off/familiarization meetings to clarify timelines, statement-of-work, roles and responsibilities, and budgets
- Support project teams in the resolution of study specific service provider performance issues
- Facilitate or attend lessoned learned meetings as necessary to incorporate improvements in new projects
- Manage assigned service provider relationships ensuring successful start-up and efficient outcomes, as applicable
- Monitor outsourcing environment to keep current on providers and industry trends
- Collaborate effectively with all relevant functional departments (e.g. Finance, Legal etc.) to ensure appropriate review and approval of clinical vendor contracts.
- Maintain central database for contract tracking purposes, workload management, and metrics tracking, provide regular updates as necessary
- Identify areas for improvement and lead implementation of new department processes and other tasks that may be required to accomplish departmental goals and objectives.
- Mentor junior members of staff in outsourcing or other functions providing guidance on key processes. Regular QC contract documents as necessary
- Act as subject matter expert or category lead for specified service areas


- Degree level or equivalent, second degree or CIPS qualification desirable
- Experience of negotiating and tracking progress of clinical CRO contracts
- Direct experience of managing clinical contracts within the pharmaceutical industry within a clinical procurement/outsourcing function
- Experience in the negotiation of contracts with Phase I-IV CROs, technical service providers, consultants etc.
- Excellent understanding of CRO cost models and budgets
- In depth understanding of the services and costs associated with functional service providers (e.g. IVR, Central Labs, Biostatistics, and Medical Writing, Imaging, ECG, ePRO)
- Thorough knowledge of GCP/ICH Guideline and Regulations
- Clear understanding of the drug development process
- Strong understanding of financial and compliance standards
- Team player able to form strong cross-functional relationships, demonstrating an ability to influence/persuade others
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite

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