Clinical Sourcing Manager

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 04/19/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 15529

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Clinical Sourcing Manager to be part of our client’ s team in South San Francisco. This is an opportunity to work with the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world' s 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.

Our Client’ s culture is highly collaborative, offers an environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge in order to make a profound impact on patients’ lives. This could explain why their company has been recognized as one of the “ Top Twenty Employers” in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Careers.

Our Company Bio:  Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at

Clinical Sourcing Manager

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat life threatening conditions.
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Evaluates functional or clinical/project sourcing specific needs and how they can impact the current sourcing strategy(ies).
  • Defines project- or function- specific sourcing strategies with input from project team members or functional representatives, as appropriate.
  • Leads the sourcing and contracting process, between the functions or teams and potential vendors.
  • Serves as primary contact to the PD teams or functions for the sourcing of their activities.
  • Provide outsourcing services in support of Project Teams and functional groups, to include the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, service provider identification, selection, bid presentation, bid analysis, contract development, change orders and issue management.
  • Leads and conducts negotiations with vendors.
  • Measures performance of vendors with respect to quality of work, cost, timelines and other related parameters.
  • Implements the procurement strategy and policies within teams and functions.
  • Ensures appropriate risk evaluation and mitigation while meeting business needs.
  • Facilitates sourcing and contracting issue escalation and resolution.
  • Guide project teams in identification and resolution of outsourcing issues.
  • Serves as primary contact to teams for financial questions related to PVC management.
  • Identify training needs related to service provider management and outsourcing process, including how to work most effectively with outsourcing service providers.
  • Receive knowledge from Alliance/Key Account Management on service provider services and capabilities and industry trends, and feedback to them.
  • Participate in process improvement or other projects that enhance and streamline outsourcing and contracting processes, systems, tools and other resources
  • Supports teams on sourcing and contracting on a daily basis.
  • Creates contracts, master agreements, work orders, change orders, budgets, payment schedules, etc.
  • Negotiates savings
  • Delivers trainings to teams or functions on sourcing and contracting processes.
  • Supports teams on PVC Management on a daily basis
  • Delivers trainings to teams on PVC management processes.

Summary of Qualifications:
  • Bachelor' s degree or equivalent; Scientific/Business Degree.
  • Ability to effectively negotiate business terms and financial costs.
  • High degree of customer focus for both internal and external customers and proven ability to build and maintain effective internal and external relationships.
  • Considerable understanding of drug development process.
  • Considerable and demonstrated business acumen desirable
  • Study / project management within the pharmaceutical or CRO sector.
  • Ability to work internationally and with multi-cultural teams.
  • Thorough understanding of Clinical Development, Contract management, Project, and functional outsourcing management.
  • Ideally, partnership management
  • Outstanding communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Effective management of cross-functional teams and demonstrated ability to work within a matrix.
  • Ability to work within a change management culture.
  • Ability to facilitate conflict resolution.
  • Ability to successfully function in a fast-paced environment

Ethan Christenson
Scientific Recruiter

If you are looking for career growth or new opportunities you have come to the right place! Here at Bayside solutions we specialize in relationship based recruiting, we are focused and determined to take your career in the direction you want it to go. I would love to talk to you about your career objectives, sports, traveling, or anything else that interests you. I look forward to getting to know you and where you want to go!
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