Manager, Vendor Relationship Management

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POST DATE 9/11/2016
END DATE 1/13/2017

Gilead Sciences Foster City, CA

Foster City, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


We are currently seeking a Manager, Vendor Relationship Management in the Clinical Contracts & Finance department. The successful candidate will have direct vendor oversight or alliance management experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry. A strong foundation in clinical operations, clinical outsourcing, or CRO is preferred. The skills required for this position include but is not limited to:

Experience with all aspects of vendor oversight or alliance management; from contract development, selection, to performance management (ie, portfolio oversight)
Accountable for portfolio oversight of delivery for strategic or emerging vendors
Successful translation of organizational focus and strategic objectives to vendors
Experience with developing and managing vendor governance models at a functional or cross organizational level, including executive governance
Demonstrated collaboration with internal and external business partners to deliver greater operational performance, efficiency, and quality
Demonstrated success as an escalation point, leading portfolio level issue resolution
Demonstrated understanding of organizational or functional goals through achievement of business objectives with strategic or emerging vendors
Development of or reporting on portfolio level Key Performance Indicators
Precision with communication around decisions, issues, risks and new processes
Lead the evaluation of new business processes or process improvement opportunities
Implementation of risk management plans, quality agreements, and robust relationship management plans
Serve as a consultant to support organizational decision making or strategic planning
Deliver with optimal collaboration, accountability, and integrity to business partners