Covance

Assoc Project Vendor Manager

Job Location(s) UK-Harrogate | PL-Warsaw | BE-Brussels | DE | PE | RO | ES
Job Number
2018-17395
Job Category
Other
Position Type
Full-Time

Job Overview

Essential Job Duties:                               

  • Independently manage 3rd party specialty vendors on clinical trial projects
  • Serve as a liaison between the operational project teams, Client and 3rd party vendor(s)
    • Maintain ongoing communication with assigned 3rd party vendors, track status of service development and progress on tasks performed throughout project duration
    • Participate in ongoing study team/Client meetings and provide updates on status of vendor services
    • Follow up with 3rd party vendors to ensure timely resolution of issues
    • Escalate vendor-related issues and corrective action plans, as necessary, to Client, QA and Vendor Relationship Manager
  • Create Vendor Management Plan on assigned projects
  • Participate in and present vendor management processes in project KOMs
  • Participate in Investigator’s Meetings and provide training on 3rd party vendor services, if required
  • Perform proactive assessments of vendor service risks and recommend mitigating actions
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with the 3rd party vendors
  • Analyze vendor performance trends and provide proactive issue resolution
  • Participate in client audits of assigned projects
  • Review vendor contracts for inclusion of appropriate scope, pricing and agreed service standards
  • Obtain appropriate Project Management and Client approvals for original vendor service scope and budget and for any subsequent scope changes
  • Review and approve vendor invoices
  • Maintain status of budget vs actual spend for all 3rd party vendor contracts

Desired skills:

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work well under pressure
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Minimum Required:

 

Bachelor's Degree/European equivalent or equivalent experience

Degree in life sciences preferred

 

Minimum Required:

Years of related experience: 4-6

 

Experience desired:

  • Independent CRO project management experience
  • Clinical trials industry experience
  • Client management experience
  • Vendor specialty experience

 

Education / Qualifications

Minimum Required:

 

Bachelor's Degree/European equivalent or equivalent experience

Degree in life sciences preferred

Experience

Minimum Required:

Years of related experience: 4-6

 

Experience desired:

  • Independent CRO project management experience
  • Clinical trials industry experience
  • Client management experience
  • Vendor specialty experience

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