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The Purchasing Manager is responsible for overseeing the contracting and purchasing of all external CMO/CRO services. This position will report into a Director of Finance and will work closely with various departments to negotiate contracts, and will develop strategies related to procurement and organize and direct all purchasing activities as it related to 3rd parties (with a focus on clinical outsourcing).




Work with internal departments to gather and interpret business requirements and develop related sourcing strategies


Research vendor/supplier capabilities, identify target vendors/suppliers for consideration


Lead sourcing projects involving Requests for Proposals (RFP), Request for Information (RFI), Supplier Selection, and Supplier Assessment processes


Lead assessment of quotations submitted and selection of vendors/suppliers


Lead vendor cost and budget negotiations and strategies and coordinate with legal for review of new contracts as well as contract amendments


Develop and manage supplier relationships


Review Master Service Agreements and ensure alignment with work orders/PO’s


Lead development and maintenance of electronic procurement system


Review clinical contracts and agreements and follow-up on unusual items prior to approval


Assist with creation, or review, of purchase orders


Identify, evaluate, and provide cost savings opportunities


Develop and ensure compliance with procurement policies and practices


Champion strategic sourcing best practices and educates employees on Sourcing and Procurement process and responsibilities




Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five (5) years of clinical outsourcing experience in the pharmaceutical industry (this is a must-have)


Deep understanding of clinical product development and R&D sourcing with proven record of strong price/contract negotiating and processing/administration skills


Experience with assessing and negotiating costs


Knowledge of managing supplier relationships, governance and risk principles, practices, procurement methods and procedures, including buying and contract negotiation


Knowledge of major ERP systems (NetSuite a plus)


Familiarity with CROs and clinical central labs or other external CMOs in the pharma marketplace


Excellent communication and organization skills


Job Details

Name:   Joanne Gehas   Date Posted:   06/12/2017
Office:   Raleigh   Telephone:   (919) 760-3005
Email:   Fax:   (919) 848-1062
Industry:   Pharmaceutical
Function:   Supply Chain   Sub Category:   Purchasing
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State:   New York   City:   NYC
Education:   BS, MS   Job Number:   J53935-RALE

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