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External Expert Engagement Manager

Company: Astrazeneca
Location: Cambridge
Reference: R-016906
Closing Date: 12 Dec 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Negotiable
Benefits:

Job Summary:

Title: External Expert Engagement Manager Location: Cambridge, UK Salary: Competitive At MedImmune, relentless pursuit is matched with exceptional capabilities to break new ground in science. We have one of the most robust pipelines in the industry, and it’s because of our people. We’re entrepreneurial and deeply collaborative – a winning combination that’s delivering life-changing medicines to patients. ...

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Title: External Expert Engagement Manager



Location: Cambridge, UK



Salary: Competitive





At MedImmune, relentless pursuit is matched with exceptional capabilities to break new ground in science. We have one of the most robust pipelines in the industry, and it’s because of our people. We’re entrepreneurial and deeply collaborative – a winning combination that’s delivering life-changing medicines to patients. If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives thrive when making brave decisions – join us.



The team in Cambridge is looking to recruit an External Expert Engagement Manager role to join their team. The External Expert Engagement Manager manages a team that provides subject matter expertise and support across the global AstraZeneca Science Units, MedImmune and GPPS/GMA for activities involving scientific and medically qualified External Experts. The role interfaces with Business Engagement Owners, Project Managers, Budget Holders, Global Conferencing and Events, Global Transparency, Compliance, external Medical Communications Agencies, and other relevant parties involved with engagements of External Experts. Types of engagements are consultancy, virtual and F2F advisory board meetings, symposia, speaker engagements and steering committee meetings, delivered across global locations both internally and externally to AstraZeneca/MedImmune.



The External Expert Engagement Manager is a highly motivated, customer-focused pivotal role that delivers a single point of contact for the business and External Expert to ensure contracting compliance through the contract to pay process.



The External Expert Engagement Manager engages with the Business Engagement Owners to deliver their contracting needs and requirements in alignment with business objectives, and in adherence to Legal, Compliance and contracting conditions. The role requires a full understanding of the scope of the activity in relation to engaging with External Experts, contracting and payment requirements, impact on the business in terms of Compliance and Transparency reporting.



Some of the responsibilities include:



* Management of a team of Contract Specialists delivering the end to end external expert engagement process. Balance demand across the team to ensure efficient delivery to all customer groups.



* Provide advice and guidance to the business on:

* Fair Market Value rates
* Nominated signatory approvals
* Corporate travel policies
* Contracting terms and geographical mandates
* Payment reimbursement processes



* Negotiate and execute prompt and timely delivery of contracts, eg Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements (CDA’s) and Professional Service Agreements (PSA’s) relating to engagements with External Experts. Obtain all appropriate and required internal reviews and approvals for contract terms and provisions.



* Initiate the process for reimbursing the External Expert for their services. Ensure accurate and timely vendor set up to mitigate payment delays. Work with the Business Engagement Owner and/or Medical Communications agency to collect relevant data and documents, and agree payment of appropriate fees and expenses.



* Prepare and submit payment request for processing by Finance and follow up with the External Expert to confirm receipt. Work with Finance to resolve any payment issues.



Essential requirements



* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
* Proactive and consultative customer service, having the ability to identify customer needs and respond creatively, listening to information, asking probing questions, applying knowledge and determining solutions
* Ability to manage multiple priorities and adjust workload as business needs is essential.
* Problem solving skills and capacity to problem solve, anticipating, initiating and resolving internal and external stakeholder issues
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
* Experience working with cross-functional teams and demonstrated ability to partner effectively with others.



Desirable requirements



* Line management experience
* Pharma/biotechnology or related industry experience preferred
* Knowledge and understanding of global transparency reporting requirements.
* Strong technical / systems experience and skills
* Project management experience.



Opening date: November 14th 2017

Closing date: December 15th 2017





AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.



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