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Senior Manager, Contracts & Procurement (FHI Clinical)

FHI 360: nonprofit human development organization

United States United States (Anywhere)Deadline: May 31, 2022full time

Description

Summary of the Position:

The Senior Manager, Contracts & Procurement (Remote) will support a global contracting and procurement function for a small, but quickly growing, CRO start-up. S/he will provide considerable support to the process of defining and improving standardization / streamlining of operations and enhancing value of the company.

This position is responsible for managing the drafting, negotiation, review & approval, and execution of contracts with FHI Clinical's commercial customers, vendors and strategic partners. Reporting to the Director, Global Contracts & Procurement, the candidate will work closely with senior management in the Finance, Proposals, Clinical Operations and Business Operations to support sponsored projects and internal operations.

The Sr. Manager of Contracts will lead the review process for simple to complex contractual arrangements and support large strategic projects and corporate initiatives. The successful candidate will provide guidance and mentoring to other members of the Contracts & Procurement team as required.

Essential functions:

  • Responsible for managing the relationships between FHI Clinical and its customers and vendors for the assigned portfolio of simple to intermediate complexity. Responsible for the drafting, reviewing, negotiating, finalizing, and managing agreements with third parties (sponsors & vendors) including, but not limited to: confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, master services agreements, clinical trial agreements, statements of work, change orders, task orders, and data privacy and information security agreements with limited support, as needed, from department management. The Senior Manager will also manage the execution of other less frequently encountered third-party and multi-party agreements.
  • Follow established department processes for efficient and transparent management of company business. Perform duties in compliance with company processes & policies. Lead policy/process development on an ad hoc basis.
  • Interact with various internal clients and functional groups to identify and address legal and business questions and provide guidance as well as practical solutions. Identify risks and development of risk mitigation strategies which department leadership will address with the senior leadership team.
  • As a valued business partner, independently advise operations staff, finance partners, and other stakeholders at all levels regarding contract terms and conditions, applicable policies and procedures, and best practices to advance FHI Clinical's business objectives.
  • Sound business judgement is required; escalation of troublesome or unfamiliar contract/legal questions to the Associate Director or Director as appropriate.
  • Mentor, coach, and develop more junior talent; provide peer-to-peer guidance and support to other members of the CONPROC team. This position may be eligible for line management responsibility.
  • Provides guidance and oversight to direct report(s) including the management of workload, special projects, performance management, salary review, and career development.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial or US government agreements in support of CRO operations. Ability to review, analyze, assess risk and summarize findings for standard contractual agreements. Familiarity with clinical trial agreements/site contracts in support of clinical studies is considered a plus.
  • Knowledge of general corporate business practices, commercial contracting regulations and principles, and subcontracting / vendor management practices
  • Advanced negotiation skills and understanding of the negotiation process.
  • Solid understanding of information systems. Familiarity with Salesforce CRM, DocuSign, Costpoint, SharePoint & Kissflow preferred. Working knowledge of relevant business systems needed to support contract and procurement management activities.
  • Ability to meet business-driven deadlines and commitments while maintaining a high level of quality and professionalism.
  • Extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial or US government agreements in support of CRO operations. Ability to review, analyze, assess risk and summarize findings for standard contractual agreements. Familiarity with clinical trial agreements/site contracts in support of clinical studies considered a plus.
  • Knowledge of general corporate business practices, commercial contracting regulations and principles, and subcontracting / vendor management practices

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree required; Masters’ or Professional Degree preferred, such as MBA, J.D., or the international equivalent.
  • Preferred Job-related Experience: 5-7years’ experience required, with a minimum of three years of experience in pharmaceuticals or a commercial CRO negotiating sponsored or vendor contracts. 2+ years of experience in line management and oversight roles

Preferences:

  • Any training specific to the role, such as contract negotiation, process improvement, or other. Knowledge of PMBOK / CMBOK principles a plus.
  • Relevant industry certifications: PMP, CPCM, CFCM, etc.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 suite of products.

Physical Expectations:

  • This role is typically home-based
  • Majority of time is spent on the computer; some meetings

Travel Requirements:

  • The expected travel time is <10% for this position.
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