Vendor Oversight Manager - EMEA

Cambridge, United Kingdom
15 Jun 2021
15 Jul 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

We are currently looking for Vendor Oversight Manager to join our Clinical Supplies team.

The role manages full supply chain oversight for high complex global clinical trials. Ensures project/study activities are in compliance with company and client requirements. Mentors, trains and provides on-going support to junior team members. May act as main contact and escalation point for assigned clients. Provides consultation services to vendors and may develop and update vendor-specific manuals. Builds and maintains vendor relationships.

Essential Functions:
  • Meets with internal teams to adress risks, coordinate efforts, provide recommendations and support client and internal team escalations.
  • Participates in ongoing training on new regulations.
  • Participates in the bidding process.
  • Represents the department internally and externally at meetings, strategic projects, bid defense meetings and initiatives as per the business requirements.
  • Coaches, mentors and guides junior team members.
  • Participates in or leads process improvement initiatives. Actively supports the roll-out of new processes within the department.
  • Maintains and uses oversight tools while continously looking for improvement opportunities.
  • Ensures clear understanding on vendor pipeline to allow for adequate resourcing.
  • Builds strong internal and external network.


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 8+ years).
  • In some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, including a high level of English
  • Exceptional interpersonal, planning, organizational, problem solving, sense of urgency and decision making skills.
  • Capable of leading and motivating teams and teaching/mentoring team members
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Sharp focus on customers and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in team environment, as well as work completely independent
  • Very good understanding of clinical supply operations
  • Exceptional client and 3rd party relationship management
  • Excellent ability to provide customer service with the highest standards of quality and excellence
  • Very skilled in bid preparation and bid defense
  • Strong presentation skills and proven ability to represent the department

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:
  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
  • May require travel. (Recruiter will provide more details.)

PPD Defining Principles:

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.

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