Associate - Supplier Performance Management
Large Biotech based in Cambridge
12 month contract
Our client is a leading Fortune 500, Biotechnology Company. With headquarters in the USA, our client employs over 500 staff in their UK offices, located in Cambridge and Middlesex on both a permanent and contract basis.
A market leader, our client strives to develop products that change people's lives and in the last 30 years have transformed the management of anaemia, inflammation, and cancer. They have a thriving pipeline and are currently very active in recruiting candidates to join the team on a contract basis.
Both UK sites are easily reachable by mainline BR and have excellent road links with ample free car parking.
Our client knows they offer a great place to work. Moreover, it's a place where you will be more than a contractor- you will be one of the team, and that even means an early Friday finish!
This is an international role working in Supplier Performance Management team in the Global Development Operations Department. The successful candidate will play a key role in working with internal customers and external suppliers to manage the Scope of Work process and associated financial commitments.
The role involves working with colleagues in the UK and US to request supplier proposals facilitating the finalization of detailed service descriptions (Scopes of Work)
Our client is looking for an individual who has built up a good knowledge of clinical trial operations through working in a CRO or through time spent in the pharmaceutical industry. You will be familiar with the practical, technical and financial aspects of contracting and vendor selection and enjoy managing relationships with external suppliers.
This exciting and fast-paced role will enable you to utilize the project management skills you have gained through substantial experience of working in an international, collaborative environment.
In addition you^will have the necessary inter-personal and communication skills to negotiate with, influence and manage people at all managerial levels. Working with colleagues internally and externally showing initiative and attention to detail and using your analytical skills to successfully control major projects.
Overseeing the execution of the corresponding financial commitment (Purchase Order)
Facilitate review of Scope of Work document (SoW) and associated costing
Request funds from^finance through CIARA process
Raise and facilitate electronic commitment request (Shopping Cart/Requisition)
Oversee PO execution
Monitor SoW throughout study and amend as appropriate, liaising and negotiating with supplier and internal customers
Facilitate and drive internal stakeholder meetings to consider currency of SoW (e.g. current spend vs. stage of study)
Facilitate the closure of the PO
Software Competence: Microsoft Packages
Valid Driving License: Not Required
Working Language(s): English
Requirement for Business Travel: No
Flexible Working Hours: No
Employment Type: Contract
Hours: Full time
Contract Term: 12 Months
Location: UK; Office Based in Cambridge
Plan Start Date: August 2012
Contract Benefits: Day Rate inclusive of benefits
MS Office, MS Project, Clinical Research, Clinical Operations, Clinical R&D
Budget, vendor, RFP, variation, scope, outsource, Contracts, Clinical Trial Agreements, C&O. Bids, Proposals, Negotiation, Accruals, Financial, Coding
Assigned Consultant: Matthew Pike at CSL Recruitment on 01932 234685
Please feel free to call for a detailed Job Description or additional information
Applications are reviewed within 24hrs; applicants will only receive feedback if they demonstrate the skills the role requires in their application. The role may be remarketed; if you applied for this role previously and were unsuccessful^you will not receive a response. We request that non EU Nationals include evidence of right to work in the country concerned with their application to be considered. Do supply supplementary information on required location, notice period and expected salary/day rate if you are a new candidate.