Manager Clinial trials – Procurement


  • Category: Pharmaceutical
  • Location: Western Switzerland
  • Starting date: Mar 01, 2019
  • Applications have closed
  • Domain of experience: clinical trials procurement
  • Level required: Associate
  • Years of experience: 5-10 years

Your Role

  •  You will closely collaborate with the scientific teams for strategic orientations and then elaborate and provide fast execution solutions in compliance with pharma standards for successful conduct of clinical studies.

Your Tasks

  • regularly assess and adapt the strategy whenever required
  • focus on creating solid partnerships and accompany the service providers in delivering operational excellence
  • demonstrate and maintain an excellent understanding of best clinical practices (GCP) and solid procurement best practices and technical elements
  • elaborate, execute and manage sound sourcing strategies, lead negotiations, establish a risk-based approach to find competitive solutions and finalize contracts
  • being responsible for cost optimization and cost reviews
  • conduct performance reviews with the key service providers to ensure continuous improvement
  • build strategic relationships with a network of senior global stakeholders
  • define solutions and approaches to satisfy internal stakeholders.

Your Profile

  • University degree, a business related degree is preferable
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in procurement within a scientific environment with strong preference for pharma with clinical outsourcing activities
  • Experience in R&D, clinical trials is a must
  • Business level fluency in English is a must
  • Business acumen, curious and proactive attitude, conflict management and problem-solving attitude, excellent communication skills
  • Account management capabilities or potential
  • Experience or demonstrated understanding in supporting cost reduction and value improvement programs
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and understanding of the regulatory aspects to be considered in the function
  • Ability to prioritize and strong project management skills.



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