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Partnership Liaison

Company: Roche
Location:
Reference: 3588505031
Closing Date: 25 Mar 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits:

Job Summary:

The Partnership Liaison is a key leadership role within pRED Business Operations Management.  The role is responsible for implementing and driving the success of the pRED Clinical Development sourcing strategy.  The role is accountable for Clinical Development alliances with clinical site networks, academic groups and clinical service providers (Clinical Labs - including but not limited to material supply vendors, safety laboratories, and sample logistics services and Clinical CROs). ...

Requirements:

  • The Partnership Liaison is a key leadership role within pRED Business Operations Management.  The role is responsible for implementing and driving the success of the pRED Clinical Development sourcing strategy. 
  • The role is accountable for Clinical Development alliances with clinical site networks, academic groups and clinical service providers (Clinical Labs - including but not limited to material supply vendors, safety laboratories, and sample logistics services and Clinical CROs). 
  • Leads strategic clinical site selection and landscaping activities in specific therapeutic areas.
  • Leads the identification, analysis of capabilities and performance of service providers and clinical CROs, academic groups and clinical site network alliances.
  • Leads the clinical development governance of pRED strategic clinical CROs.
  • The role is accountable for being the pRED Clinical Development Relationship Manager of clinical site networks, academic networks and selected CROs and Service Providers, providing leadership and oversight and addressing operational opportunities and issues that arise during clinical project execution.
  • Provide guidance and support to Senior Clinical Operations Leaders and Clinical Operations Leaders in the execution of the pRED Clinical Development accounts.
  • Develops and implements best practices in all operational aspects of strategic sourcing and study placement in clinical development.

Job Primary Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Drives the delivery of the DTA’s early clinical development portfolio through the specification, identification, selection & operational management of external service providers (including clinical site networks, KOLs, CROs, ARO, academic institutions)
  • Responsible for ensuring the implementation of an aligned sourcing strategy across DTAs and functions to drive portfolio delivery.
  • Accountable for pRED Clinical development Alliances, internal and external collaborations, including the Roche Clinical Country Operations (CCO) group and partner groups (Chugai).
  • The single point of contact for all study teams for managing all aspects of the operational relationship with key strategic alliances, clinical site networks and DTA-aligned niche CROs.  Accountable for identification and management of opportunities and resolution of operational issues that arise with these accounts.
  • Establishes relationships with appropriate key clinical investigators and sites across all indications, drives investigator engagement with pRED.
  • Oversight and governance to deliver best practice and consistency in pRED Clinical Development sourcing (processes & procedures, decision-making, documentation, roles & responsibilities etc.) for the pRED Clinical Development organization
  • Develops an operational framework to proactively manage the ongoing relationships with key partners  - monitors clinical site network, academic partner and CRO performance using fact based assessment (e.g. through metrics) to drive external provider performance excellence, develop best practice and inform future provider decisions  Ensure cross-fertilization of vendor knowledge and practices across the lifecycle.
  • Works with pRED Clinical Development Quality & Performance Excellence and PDQ in the assessment of QA standards and performance of all external operational partners.
  • Leads DTA specific sourcing discussions with stakeholders from the respective functions as well as providing analysis on clinical studies.
  • Ensure all partnerships and other relationships under their management are implemented according to ethical/regulatory/legal requirements.

Who you are

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.
  • Life Science degree and/or equivalent experience
  • MBA, PhD  or equivalent higher degree desirable
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience leading clinical trials, including large global clinical trials, and experience of a diverse range of external provider models. Comprehensive clinical operations  experience including relevant experience working with clinical site networks, CROs and/or academic partners
  • Experience in Early Clinical Development essential

Experience, Skills, Knowledge

  • Comprehensive clinical operations experience
  • Experience in project management of internal and external clinical study programs
  • Extensive experience in establishing and/or working with clinical site networks across therapeutics areas
  • Experience in establishing relationships with academic research organizations and organizations involved in patient recruitment e.g. patient advocacy groups
  • Experience in external vendor/collaborations /outsourcing experience within the CRO sector
  • Experience in alliance and network management
  • Relevant experience in Early Clinical Development
  • Strong negotiating and interpersonal skills, and a proven record of managing through influence
  • Good understanding of contract management
  • Broad knowledge of pharmaceutical drug development across the development value chain
  • A demonstrated background in developing, implementing, and managing outsourcing strategies
  • Ability to effectively partner, build trust and work with high level stakeholders and be highly credible
  • Demonstrated abilities in strategic planning and leadership skills & excellent business acumen
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently with a proactive, self-started attitude
  • Highly effective verbal & written communication skills & strong ability to influence, motive and command respect from broad stakeholder population.
  • Highly effective team player and interpersonal skills (globally, internal and externally)
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Demonstrated pragmatism and willingness to drive and support change
  • Demonstrated ability to challenge established practices and concepts
  • Proven ability to support innovation even if taken outside of his/her comfort zone
  • Models Integrity, Focus on Value & Customer, Align for Success, Deliver Results, Learn for the Future
  • Willingness to travel internationally and work across cultures

Who we are

At Roche, 94,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in connection with the on-line application process, please email us at US.Accommodation@roche.com.
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