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Category Manager IV

REMOTE, NJ 00000

Posted: 06/05/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: 559682 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description


Target PR Range: 90-96/hr
*Depending on experience

The Category Manager tasks include:
- Collaborate with teams and leverage supplier market landscape to develop an optimal outsourcing strategy and execute competitive agreements
- Leverage agile contract management best practice, along with an understanding of clinical sourcing, and in close collaboration with business partners and in compliance with sourcing strategies for R&D categories of service, to address business needs with suppliers
- Establish relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure the highest service level
- Understand business needs
- Develop and leverage RFX methodology in compliance with the sourcing strategy
- Guide project teams through the sourcing process and give appropriate suggestions and advice on the best approach / best practices
- Facilitate evaluation of potential vendors through effective bidding process & capabilities presentations
- Negotiate and implement competitive commercial conditions with suppliers/CROs
- Facilitate the contracting process through full execution in collaboration with business partners
- Monitor performance and follow-up on remediation plans
- Negotiate new and amended work specifications, budgets, payment schedules, and other documents that control the activities and performance of contract service providers
- Escalate issues in a timely manner and support issue resolution to ensure study timelines and deliverables
- Work collaboratively across the Sourcing Strategy and Execution team to ensure business needs are being met and all levels of engagement from this team are connected
- Support assigned categories as well as provide overflow / backup support across the execution team to ensure consistent work output for business stakeholders
- Provide regular updates and reports

Qualifications/Experience:
- BA degree
- 10+ years in Sourcing/Procurement or vendor management in the pharma industry
- Previous experience working with CROs and other key clinical service providers

Required Skills Include:
- Business partnering and teamwork
- Attention to detail
- Strategic thinking
- Understanding of business requirements
- Cross-functional project management
- Analytical skills/ data savviness
- Leadership
- Negotiation
- Process Management
- Problem-solving
- Communication with impact
- Change management

*CO/NYC candidates might not be considered
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