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Portfolio & Sourcing Manager

Company: Clinical Professionals Ltd
Location: Surrey
Reference: JO-1809-416867_2
Closing Date: 29 Dec 18
Type: Contract
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

If you are looking for a change so you can work in a fun and friendly environment for a leading pharmaceutical organisation.


Portfolio & Sourcing Manager

Portfolio & Sourcing Manager Contract, Pharma, Surrey

Duration: 6 months
Salary: Very competitive, please contact me directly for this
Location: Surrey

If you are looking for a change so you can work in a fun and friendly environment for a leading pharmaceutical organisation, why not apply for this role today?


He/she is responsible and accountable for leading, managing, overseeing and executing sourcing and contracting activities for assigned studies and/or projects/programs within the Medical and Development organization.

The PSM Manager leads the selection and management of Service Providers; drafts, negotiates, and facilitates contract execution for relevant contracts in accordance with department processes to ensure quality, value of money and compliance with applicable regulations. The PSM manager is responsible for the building and supporting the maintenance of relationships on a study/project level with internal and external stakeholders across the relevant sourced activities.

Main Responsibilities

- Responsible for leading and guiding sourcing activities for drug development. Duties include managing end to end process from the identification of a sourcing need through contract execution including drafting project scope documents; reviewing and recommending potential Service Providers; preparing, distributing, and managing RFIs and RFPs; conducting RFP response analysis and preparing scoring summary documents to guide decisions regarding outsourcing solutions
- Responsible for managing (drafting, editing, reviewing, analysing, negotiating) the commercial terms of study or project level agreements based on approved company templates
- Responsible for ensuring within own workload and as needed across the Portfolio Relationship and Sourcing Management (PRSM) team, that language, pricing (FSP, Fixed Price, Unit Price, Fee for Service, study budget etc.), and payment terms appropriately protect and are in the best interests of company
- Guide and facilitate the cost estimate process at the study or program level. Provide expert insight and knowledge regarding rates, unit costs, and costing structures to enable optimal negotiations with emphasis on financial risk management, compliance requirements, and good business practices
- Lead the development / implementation of methods to measure cost effectiveness and efficiencies to ensure value (track and, report on, department metrics, KPIs and predict budget trends) of the project
- Oversee and provide project level management support of preferred/strategic Service Providers providing Clinical contracting support
- Proactively monitor, anticipate, and communicate business related updates, modifications, issues, etc. to PRSM Leadership Team, team members and stakeholders to help ensure project success


- Bachelors Degree required, 2+ years of pharmaceutical contracts and outsourcing experience or 6 years of CRO or other significant Service Provider experience
- Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of the drug development sourcing process (RFI, RFP, bid defense meetings and related process steps)
- Experience in rate analysis and costing structures (fixed fee, unit pricing, etc.)
- Legal and business experience
- Previous experience in CRO environment in proposal development, procurement or clinical operations
- Expert in contracting and sourcing best practices, and industry marketplace (CROs, Central Labs, IVRS, etc.)
- Expertise in budgets and/or financial analysis
- Experience leading cross-functional teams
- Proficient with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

Not ready to apply or have some questions first? No problem, please feel free to contact me, Juber Rahman at any time on +44 (0) 207 822 1710 /

If this role is not suited to your skillset, please feel free to share these details within your professional networks as we do offer a generous bonus referral scheme of 250 in vouchers should we go on to successfully please someone you recommend to us.

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Contact Information:

Address:  Clinical Professionals Ltd
33 Blagrave Street,
Tel:  0118 959 4990
Fax:  0118 956 0607
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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