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Manager-Clinical Vendor Management-Covance

Job Ref. ERA-27798
Job Title Manager-Clinical Vendor Management-Covance
Region Non UK
Location Munster, Germany.
Salary
Sector Healthcare

Manager, Clinical Vendor Management

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

You can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance’s impressive history of company stability and growth. We’ve achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team’s capabilities.
This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracle of medicine to market sooner.
About the Job

This pivotal role reporting into the Senior Director of Clinical Operations Europe, with a dotted line to Global Vendor Management, will be responsible for the selection of Clinical Operations Vendors / subCROs, contract management and for Performance & Quality Management within CDS for subCROs and contractors who directly support clinical studies in the EMEA region (Europe, Former Soviet Union region (FSU), Middle East and Africa), the remit will include;

Working independently to negotiate contractual terms and conditions and performance requirements for complex agreements
Handling multiple projects of varying complexity, importance and
Priority simultaneously and autonomously
Interfacing with Contract Management to ensure vendor costs are appropriately reflected in contractual documents
Participating in strategic and/or special projects as required.
Working with key stakeholders to identify and qualify potential suppliers
Representing the organization in major initiatives involving complex operational requirements for vendor support
Managing the collaboration between Covance and Clinical Operations Vendors
This role can be based in one of our European office sites
About You

You will have a Clinical Research background / experience, ideally as SCRA, Project Manager or Quality Manager
You will have demonstrated experience in negotiating and drafting contracts and other agreements
Understand business and legal terms and conditions and pricing.
Have the ability to establish clear priorities quickly; work under pressure; handle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
You show commitment to work to highest Quality standards, preferably you have demonstrated experience in Quality Management & Quality Control
Possess the ability to manage effectively cross-functional teams with a potentially divergence of interests and priorities in order to achieve complex objectives
Experience with vendor management, preferably sub-CRO management
nternational work experience, cultural sensitivity
Ability to think “out of the box.”
Be typically educated to degree level or equivalent
Work well with others and be customer focused
We Offer
Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities.
At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career.

There is no better time to join us!

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.
Minimum Required:
Level of education required (or experience level which may be substituted for level of education).

Bachelor’s degree

Professional designations/certifications/licenses required

Competencies:
Required:
List the relevant level for each core or leadership competency required.
List all other required competencies.

Wins Customer Loyalty – Manager
Leads by Example - Manager
Inspires Others – Manager
Drives Growth – Manager
Builds Talented Teams – Manager
Confronts Constructively – Manager
Gets it Done – Manager
Minimum Required:
Years of experience in the job discipline. 5+ years

Demonstrated experience in negotiating and drafting contracts and other agreements that require only occasional specialized review, including business and legal terms and conditions and pricing.
Ability to establish clear priorities quickly; work under pressure; handle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
Proven ability to manage effectively cross-functional teams with a potentially divergence of interests and priorities in order to achieve complex objectives
Experience with vendor management
International work experience, cultural sensitivity
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Excellent word processing/spreadsheet software skills
Basic financial orientation
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Ability to think “out of the box.”
Personal integrity with uncompromising ethical standards
To apply for this position please apply directly to the Covance website quoting ref number:27798.

If you are interested in this position, please apply below.

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