Senior Outsourcing Manager

£0.00 - £80000.00 per annum
  1. Permanent
  2. Finance
  3. United Kingdom
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Posting date: 12 Aug 2019

A rapidly expanding pharmaceutical company is seeking to recruit a Senior Outsourcing Manager to their office in Cambridge. The organisation specialises in developing treatments for unmet medical needs. This position offers an exciting opportunity to bring expertise and skill to a highly prestigious organisation and bolster a career in the financial field.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead negotiations in order to finalise contracts that meet Company and Vendor criteria, and which are consistent with legal requirements and industry best practice and deliver efficiencies for the company.
  • Carry out thorough analysis and research in order to make sound forecasting recommendations for the budgeting process.
  • Ensure effective processes, tools and resources are utilised and complied with for checking, rebates, and final reconciliations in accordance with contracts.
  • Provide timely and accurate Management Information to enable senior management decision-making.
  • Apply Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and Alliance Management best practice and working with departmental manager's drive 'key account' strategic supplier relationships.
  • Support supplier governance to provide transparent oversight and supplier relationship and performance (including KPIs).
  • Recommend solutions both internally and externally to continuously reduce risk, and improve the outsourcing experience in relation to quality, time and cost.
  • Negotiate and maintain commercial agreements with key suppliers, including Master Service Agreements and Service Level Agreements.
  • Lead the outsourcing and ongoing contract management of specific projects.
  • Seek internal and external professional networking opportunities, to ensure Company develops industry leading sourcing and supplier management strategy and process.
  • Accountable for identifying and implementing best practice, identifying risks and issues which impact on project progress.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Experience of tender negotiations and vendor management in pharmaceuticals is essential.
  • Direct experience of managing high value supplier contracts across a broad range of service areas, on a global basis and within both tactical and strategic supplier relationships.
  • Expertise in the leadership of supplier relationships, governance and performance management (including KPIs, steering.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.