Job Purpose : The purpose of the Clinical Procurement Manager is to execute global clinical trial contractual documents to support the utilisation of contract research organizations (CROs), central labs and specialty providers, in order to assure the delivery of quality, timely and cost-
effective external resources to support the Novartis drug development pipeline. The Clinical Procurement Manager will also participate in projects and initiatives to ensure Clinical Contracting & Outsourcing Management (CCOM) is prepared to successfully respond to the changing needs and requirements (legal, operational, regulatory, and financial) of our customers.
Key Responsibilities : Major responsibilities will include, but are not limited to :
Author, negotiate, execute and manage the contractual documents needed to effect the selection of the optimal external service provider (ESP).
Ensure ESP selection is based on current category strategy, value added services, and cost avoidance and savings opportunities.
Negotiate contract terms, scopes of work, pricing and payment schedules. Ensure agreements are commercially advantageous to Novartis, while minimising risk through close collaboration with functional partners such as legal, finance, and QA.
Assist clinical teams in defining scopes of work (SOW) for both original contracts and amendments.
Assist clinical teams in budget development for ESP.
Responsible for complete contract packages for clinical ESP activities. Secure all necessary approvals to ensure compliance with company procedures.
Utilise a contracting workflow system (Roadrunner) to track contract progress and status.
Report out on a set cadence tracking metrics and suggested process improvements
Manage traffic of contractual documents to ensure timely and compliant execution.
Contribute to vendor audit requests and facilitate corrective action plans.
Ensure ESPs are delivering in line with expectations and contracts.
What you’ll bring to the role :
3-5 years’ experience in drug development in the pharmaceutical industry or with aCRO or laboratory; global experience is a preference.
Detailed understanding of the clinical development process and robust understanding of the management of clinical trials
Demonstrable ability of completing projects on time and within budget
A good understanding of contractual legal terms and conditions
Familiarity with CRO, central laboratories, reference laboratories and specialty provider marketplace
Solid financial understanding as it relates to clinical trial contracts and cost elements
University degree or similar education, CIPs or similar qualificationDesirable Requirements :
Additional European languages spokenYou’ll receive :
Competitive salary; Annual bonus
Pension scheme; Share scheme
Health insurance; 25 days annual leave
Flexible working arrangements
Subsidized dining facilities
Employee recognition scheme I came for the job, I stay for the culture’#LI-NOVWhy consider Novartis? 927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017.
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