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PW 6743 Senior Manager, Clinical Outsourcing and Contracts

Company: AXESS
Location: Hertfordshire
Reference: PW 6743
Closing Date: 11 Nov 16
Type: Contract
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

This interim role at our client, a global pharma company, will lead and manage the outsourcing of clinical services to CROs and other technical suppliers for its oncology and neurology business units. This will include managing specific activities from development of project specifications, RFPs through to completion of contracted work. A broad global role offering a range of high profile activities.



·         Top Global Pharma

·         Innovative, ethical and supportive working environment

·         Excellent transport links and onsite parking

·         6 month contract


  • Support therapeutic business units in the development of outsourcing requirements for phase II-IV global clinical trials including functional services.
  • Lead and support the qualification and evaluation process for new service providers.
  • Lead the Request for Proposal (RFP) from vendor selection to final contract execution.
  • Critically analyse budget, negotiates pricing /services descriptions and payment schedules to ensure the creation of accurate and robust contracts.
  • Manage contracting activities through preparation of CDAs, MSAs, Service Agreements, Work Orders, Amendments etc. as appropriate.
  • Support clinical project teams in the resolution of service provider performance issues. Collate and report issues to regional management.
  • Manage and negotiate project scope changes and amendments through to completion and close out of contracted work.
  • Facilitate and attend lessoned learned meetings as necessary to incorporate improvements in new projects.
  • Collaborate effectively with all relevant functional departments (e.g. Finance, Legal etc.) to ensure appropriate review and approval of clinical contracts.
  • Maintain central databases for contract tracking purposes, workload management and metrics tracking.
  • Contribute to the development and support implementation of new processes for the department and other tasks that may be required to accomplish Clinical Outsourcing goals and objectives.
  • Manage and/or mentor junior members of staff including the review / QC of work as necessary and act as subject matter expert for outsourcing.


·         Direct experience of managing clinical contracts within the pharmaceutical industry within a clinical procurement/outsourcing function to include 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

Desirable experience:

·         Significant experience of negotiating and tracking progress of clinical CRO contracts, ensuring compliance with contracts during progress of projects, liaison and consultation with legal department.


For a confidential discussion please telephone Rebecca Bray at AXESS Limited on 020 8560 2300. To apply, please click the Apply to Job button quoting reference PW-6743


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