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Contracts & Outsourcing Business Manager

Location: United Kingdom
Reference: HQ00001092
Closing Date: 20 Mar 18
Type: Contract
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits: Excellent and Comprehensive Benefits – see below

Job Summary:

TalentSource Life Sciences is currently searching for an experienced Business Manager to work with one of our partner pharmaceutical companies in the South of England.        This is a temporary position with TalentSource through to the end of 2018 with the possibility of being extended, on a full time basis. The successful candidate will be working on studies dedicated to one client.


TalentSource Life Sciences is currently searching for an experienced Business Manager to work with one of our partner pharmaceutical companies in the South of England.

This is a temporary position with TalentSource through to the end of 2018 with the possibility of being extended, on a full time basis. The successful candidate will be working on studies dedicated to one client.

The Business Manager will be responsible for leading the sourcing and contracting process by managing outsourcing needs and professionally negotiating contracts for the study teams.

TalentSource is the division of CROMSOURCE dedicated to flexible staffing solutions. Through us, you will have the opportunity to be integrated into a sponsor-led team, whilst having the continuous support from your TalentSource Line Manager who will work closely with you to support your professional development and growth.


· Evaluate functional or project sourcing specific needs and how they can impact the current sourcing strategy.

· Define project - or function - specific sourcing strategies with input from project team members or functional representatives, as appropriate.

· Lead the sourcing and contracting process between the functions or teams and potential vendors.

· Serve as the primary contact to the functional groups to include the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, service provider identification, selection, bid presentation, bid analysis, site assessment visit, contract development, change orders and issue management.

· Leads and conducts negotiations with vendors.

· Measures performance of vendors with respect to quality of work, cost, timelines and other related parameters.

· Implement the procurement strategy and policies within teams and functions.

· Ensures appropriate risk evaluation and mitigation while meeting business needs.

· Facilitates sourcing and contracting issue escalation and resolution

· Identify training needs related to service provider management and outsourcing process, including how to work most effectively with outsourcing service providers

· Receive knowledge from Global Category Managers on service provider services and capability and industry trends and feedback to them.

· Participate in process improvement or other projects that enhance and streamline outsourcing and contracting processes, systems, tools and other resources.

· Support teams on sourcing and contracting on a daily basis.

· Create contracts, work orders, change orders, budgets, payment schedules, etc.

· Negotiates savings

· Delivers training to teams or functions on sourcing and contracting processes.

Education / Qualifications:

· Science degree or equivalent.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge:

· Ability to effectively negotiate business terms and financial costs

· High degree of customer focus for both internal and external customers and proven ability to build and maintain effective internal and external relationships.

· Considerable understanding of the drug development process

· Considerable and demonstrated business acumen.

· Desirable study / project management within the pharmaceutical or CRO sector

· Ability to work internationally and with multi-cultural teams

· Thorough understanding of:

- Clinical Development

- Contract Management

- Project and functional outsourcing management

- Ideally, partnership management

· Outstanding communication skills, written and verbal.

· Effective management of cross-functional teams and demonstrated ability to work within a matrix.

· Ability to work within a change management culture.

· Ability to facilitate conflict resolution.

· Ability to successfully function in a fast-paced environment.

If you have the experience and are interested in discussing the role for this position, please contact Laura Guascone Consultant, TalentSource Life Sciences Unit,

Why TalentSource Life Sciences/Cromsource?

Cromsource is a family-owned, high quality ISO-certified international provider of outsourced services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Since 1994, we have been supporting our clients with outstanding clinical research and staffing solutions services. TalentSource Life Sciences is a fully dedicated flexible resourcing unit within CROMSOURCE and the successful growth has been achieved by putting high quality and client focus at the heart of everything we do.

Our employees are the most valuable company asset and we value resources and ensure they work in a friendly, family environment and develop their skills and talents. Human Resources is the fulcrum around which all activities are built and close management and training is the core instrument to develop and maintain highly-qualified personnel. The continuous training keeps the resources qualified in terms of competence and expertise and gives to all personnel clear tools to manage both internal and client processes with the same methodology.

Our approach is to equally value our clients and our own people. We know that we are not simply providing 'staff' or 'resources'. We are providing expert people. Highly talented, well trained, motivated people who make a positive difference to the work of our clients every day. Together we help our clients succeed in their work developing medicines and medical devices for patients around the world. Our large management team consists of a people with an extended experience within pharma and a high level of market knowledge. We our open, friendly and approachable and aim to support you through the recruitment process every step of the way.

As this position is client-facing, the successful candidates must be confident and be able to drive the role and themselves and to work autonomously in close liaison with a line manager at TalentSource, who will provide you with mentoring and guidance.

To ensure the success of our clients, our team of international professionals is focused on continuous improvement. We invest in our employees by providing the coaching and training necessary to deliver high quality services for our clients.

Every day we strive to create an environment in which all employees can contribute to their full potential and at the same time allow the company to develop and grow with them. With CROMSOURCE you will be able to participate in exciting projects and achieve your professional goals.

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Contact Information:

Address:  UK Office
CROMSOURCE Suite 3 Lomond Court Castle Business Park Stirling United Kingdom
Tel:  +44 (0) 1786 468990
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