Clinical Sourcing Manager

Oct 07, 2021

Job Description

Clinical Sourcing Manager, Novartis, Multiple location

9.1bn in R&D is the current investment of Novartis and it shows our commitment to the Clinical Development.
As Clinical Sourcing Manager, you will execute global clinical trial contractual documents to support the utilization of contract research organizations (CROs), central labs and specialty providers to assure the delivery of quality, timely and cost-effective external resources to support the Novartis drug development pipeline.
Moreover in this role you will also participates in projects and initiatives to ensure Clinical Contracting & Outsourcing Management is prepared to successfully respond to the changing needs and requirements (legal, operational, regulatory, and financial) of our customers.
This opportunity is available in Dublin (Ireland) and Prague (Czech Republic)

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Author, negotiate, execute and manage the contractual documents needed to effect the selection of the optimal external service provider (ESP).
• Ensure ESP selection is based on current category strategy, value added services, cost avoidance and savings opportunities.
• Negotiate contract terms, scopes of work, pricing and payment schedules. Ensure agreements are commercial advantageous to Novartis while minimizing risk through close collaboration with functional partners such as legal, finance, and QA.
• Assist relevant internal stakeholders in defining scopes of work (SOW) for both original contracts and amendments. Assist relevant internal stakeholders in budget development for ESP.
• Utilize a contracting workflow system (Roadrunner) to track contract progress and status.
• Report out on a set cadence tracking metrics and suggested process improvements.
• Manage traffic of contractual documents to ensure timely and compliant execution. Contribute to vendor audit requests and facilitate corrective action plans.
• Ensure ESPs are delivering in line with expectations and contracts.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• University/Advanced degree and proficiency in English language (Written and spoken)
• 3-5 years of experience in drug development in the pharmaceutical industry or with a CRO or laboratory as Contract Analyst, BD, Proposal Developer or Sourcing Manager. Solid understanding of contractual legal terms and conditions. Familiarity with CRO, central laboratories, reference laboratories and speciality provider marketplace.
• Detailed understanding of the clinical development process and robust understanding of the management of clinical trials.
• Demonstrated ability of completing projects on time and within budget. Solid financial understanding as it relates to clinical trial contracts and cost elements. Solid understanding of clinical trial contracts and related cost elements.
• Excellent influencing and negotiating skills. Strong analytical skills.

Desirable requirements:
• Master’s/other degree or MBA degree in fields such as life sciences or Business

Why consider Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

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