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Biomarker Sourcing Manager - Welwyn Garden City

Hertfordshire   •  £375 - £400 per day  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

Steve Lord is recruiting for a Sourcing Manager to join a global pharmaceutical company at their site based in Welwyn Garden City on a contract basis for 12 months.  Working within a procurement team you will lead the sourcing and contracting process by managing outsourcing needs for Biomarker services and professionally negotiating for various internal functions and teams.

The main purpose of the role will be to:
-Lead and conduct negotiations with vendors and measure performance of chosen vendors with respect to quality of work, cost and timelines.
-Collaborate with key partners and internal teams to ensure successful delivery with continuous improvements and streamlining
-Business and financial risk evaluation and mitigation whilst meeting business needs
-Support research early and late development clinical teams and functions for all their biomarker outsourcing needs, including, but not limited to: negotiating savings, creating contracts of all kinds and delivering training
-Evaluate research early and late development functional or project sourcing specific needs and their impact on the current sourcing strategies, and define how to address these needs
-Contribute to the implementation of the complete procurement strategy in the Early Development area
In order to be considered for this role, you will be required to have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
-Solid scientific education (Bachelor/Master or similar education in Biology, Chemistry) to facilitate outsourcing specification discussions with scientists; an additional business qualification will be a plus
-Sound understanding of Biomarker Services environment (platforms, timelines etc.)
-Sourcing experience, ideally within life science/ research organisations
-Ability to effectively negotiate business terms and financial costs
-Experience in managing complex sourcing projects in cross-functional teams, ideally in R&D sourcing categories, on a regional or global scale
-Ability to maintain problem-solving approach in collaboration with internal and external contacts
-Strong organisational and project management skills; able to organise and follow through with projects; ability to efficiently handle large volume of contracts
-Strong commitment to customer focus
-Strong interpersonal, communication skills and the ability to develop close working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
-Team player with an open and flexible mind-set
- Ability to work internationally across multicultural departments
- Ability to negotiate business and financial terms is essential along with a high degree of customer focus for both internal and external customers
- Proven ability to build and maintain effective internal and external relationships
-Ability to influence key outsourcing decisions made by Research and Clinical teams
- Past experience as a clinical development team member-especially in early development would be of preference

Pease note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference CL42573 in all correspondence.

You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: CK Group (Science, Clinical, Engineers and IT Recruitment)
  • Contact: Stephen Lord
  • Phone: 01246 457722
  • Reference: CL42573
  • Posted: 26th June 2018
  • Expires: 24th July 2018
CK Group (Science, Clinical, Engineers and IT Recruitment)

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