R&D Sourcing and Contracting Associate II
333 Lakeside Drive San Mateo, CA 94404 US
Will be responsible for assistance in the pre-clinical / research, clinical sourcing in support of global Phase I-IV clinical trials, and other ad hoc projects in the Vendor Outsourcing department. This position will focus primarily on specialty laboratory (biomarker, clinical pharmacology, virology, etc.) and/or observational data / real world data sourcing and contract negotiation. This person must be familiar with contracting framework and general legal terms. Must be able to review contracts quickly and to negotiate business terms and support negotiation of legal terms. Strong organizational skills are a must to ensure appropriate cataloging of terms and conditions into a database. The Associate may assist in the entire life cycle of vendor selection, including RFI, RFP, vendor selection decision, contract negotiation, managing the change order process, and ensuring proper closeout of agreements. Assists other Vendor Outsourcing staff in resolving moderately complex issues relating to contract negotiation or management and with the support of internal customers and the Legal department, assists in the contract negotiation process, especially with less complex, or low value contracts. Has excellent communication skills and is comfortable interacting with internal and external teams, such as, clinical operations, finance, legal, business conduct, vendor management and payments. Completes tasks and projects under minimal supervision and has the ability to managing competing priorities effectively and proficiently.
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