GRACE Deployment Manager

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 11/07/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 14148

Bayside Solutions is seeking a GRACE Deployment Manager to be part of our Client’ s team in South San Francisco. This is an opportunity to work with a local Biotechnology company focusing on the discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialization of medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.

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.

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GRACE Deployment Manager

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop and commercialize novel drugs for treating rare diseases.
  • 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:
  • GRACE is the new client contract management system built on SAP CLM functionality.  The Procurement Process Projects manage the end to end deployment of the client’ s cross-divisional systems from sourcing to invoice payment. Within this, the JCMI (Joint Contract Management Implementation) is a joint system development project between Pharma, DIA and Group Legal which has developed and is deploying the GRACE system to client’ s functions and affiliates globally.This role is a key member of the JCMI This assignment is an exciting opportunity to work globally and cross-functionally to deploy a key component of the end to end procurement process.
  • Deployment Team reporting to the JCMI Pharma Deployment Team Lead.
  • Responsible for the execution of site and group specific GRACE system deployments.
  • Individual deployment scope may include:  repository, authoring and approval, transmission to SRM/Purchasing System and contract request, and may be in conjunction with Requisition to Receipt (SAP SRM) deployments or be GRACE-only deployments.
  • Lead for all aspects of site or group deployments including; project planning, project management, site/group process alignment, system configuration, data migration, change management and training, with support from contracting team Subject Matter Experts.
  • Key contracting contact working with Site or Group Lead.
  • Ensure deployment project, and implemented processes are integrated with other Pharma Procurement Process Projects:   master data, request to receipt, invoice to pay, eSourcing, and analytics and reporting.

Required Qualifications:
  • Professional Degree preferred (J.D., M.D., D.D.S. or Pharm. D.)
  • Strong knowledge of contracting processes, preferably at the client across functions and sites.
  • Ability to quickly fill global knowledge gaps.
  • Knowledge of SAP CLM or in-system contract authoring preferred.
  • Must be flexible to travel 10-20%.
  • Knowledge of end to end source to pay process, and how all the sub-processes are interconnected, including: sourcing, eCatalogs, requisitioning, business approvals (DOA), purchase orders, goods receipt or service verification, invoicing, reporting and master data.
  • Familiarity with end to end source to pay systems (SAP or others.)
  • Experience leading system implementation projects.
  • Good project management and communication skills, comfortable speaking with senior leaders and stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with technical and non-technical audiences in global environment.
  • Collaborative team player, that is able to assess and evaluate the business impact of standardization versus group specific processes and balance with the large picture of the end-to-end S2P process.
  • Skilled process/system trainer and/or training developer
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to independently make decisions and drive for results.
  • Knowledge of the current client processes globally preferred.

Erik Cordova

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