Clinical Professionals Ltd

Portfolio & Sourcing Manager

19 Jul 2019
17 Aug 2019
Juber Rahman
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level

Portfolio & Sourcing Manager

Portfolio & Sourcing Manager Contract, Pharma,

Duration: 12 months
Salary: Very competitive, please contact me directly for this
Location: Wokingham
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.

Main Responsibilities

- Leads cross-functional teams to develop and execute Category Management
- Lead supplier identification and selection process at the category and project level
- Negotiates commercial business terms for MSA and project-level contracts including but not limited to rates and payment milestones
- Pro-actively plan sourcing projects through collaboration with key internal stakeholders
- Generate and track costs reductions and optimizes spend
- Execution on sourcing / contracting activities within category strategy
- Responsible for managing (drafting, editing, reviewing, analysing, negotiating) the commercial terms of study or project level agreements based on approved company templates
- Oversee and provide project level management support of preferred/strategic Service Providers providing Clinical contracting support
- 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
- 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


- Bachelors Degree required, 2+ years of pharmaceutical contracts and outsourcing experience or 6 years of CRO or other significant Service Provider experience
- Prior category management experience (preferably Clinical but open to other categories)
- Medical Affairs (particularly health economics, PV or Regulatory Affairs experience)
- Experience leading global cross functional initiatives
- 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.)
- 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 /

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