R&D Strategic Outsourcing Mgr
Employment Type: Full-Time
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Prepare and send RFIs to vendors and analyze information returned to Exelixis in collaboration with and on behalf of internal customers. • Prepare and send RFPs to vendors and analyze, negotiate and finalize scopes of work, budgets and payment schedules with vendors in collaboration with and on behalf of internal customers, including scope of work and budget amendments and change orders. • Effectively manage and balance vendor costs, quality, timelines and risks throughout the complete and complex lifecycle of R&D vendor scopes of work, budgets and contracts. • Represent RDSO at internal Study Execution Team meetings in Outsourcing Trial Lead role. • Plan, coordinate and facilitate vendor dog and pony shows, software demonstrations and bid defense meetings with current and prospective vendors, including communication of award notifications and non-award notifications to vendors. • Build, maintain and grow business relationships with current and prospective vendors through honesty, integrity and trust. • Liaise and partner with Exelixis' Legal department to ensure timely execution of vendor Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Master Services Agreements, Services Agreements, Work Orders/Task Orders, Amendments, Change Orders, Completion of Service Letters, Termination Letters and other types of contracts. • Liaise and partner with Exelixis' Legal department to ensure vendor contract terms and conditions adequately address all business needs and requirements for services and protect Exelixis', RDSO's and RDSO's internal customers' interests prior to contract execution. • Liaise and collaborate with Exelixis' Legal department to enforce vendor contract terms and conditions. • Liaise, partner and collaborate with RDSO's Financial Operations function on internal PO initiation, review, approval, revision (increases, decreases) and close-out processes. • Liaise, partner and collaborate with RDSO's Financial Operations function on internal vendor invoice review and approval process. • Liaise, partner and collaborate with RDSO's Financial Operations function and Exelixis' Legal department on vendor financial reconciliation and contract close-out process. • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned. • May include occasional travel to current and/or prospective vendor facilities. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: • None. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Education: • Bachelor's degree in related discipline and five years of related experience; or, • Master's degree in related discipline and three years of related experience; or, • Doctoral degree in related discipline and one year of related experience; or, • Equivalent combination of education/training and experience. Experience: • Typically requires a minimum of nine years of related experience and/or combination of education/training and experience. • Experience in biotech/pharmaceutical industry required. • Experience in biotech/pharmaceutical industry R&D outsourcing, purchasing or procurement roles preferred. Skills: • Working knowledge of biopharmaceutical industry regulations, standards and best practices. • Poise and confidence to provide verbal and written communications and formal presentations to Exelixis' and external vendors' executives, senior management, functional management and individual contributors. • Must be a self-starter, quick learner, strong collaborator and team player with ability to work independently with minimal supervision. • Must have excellent analytical, strategic thinking, problem-solving, time management, change management and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing business plans and priorities. • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. • Strong attention to detail. • Ability to identify and communicate issues and risks. • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships. • Ability to influence without direct authority. • Excellent computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. • Embraces Exelixis' core values: Be Exceptional; Excel for Patients; Exceed Together. #LI-GA1 DISCLAIMER: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
The R&D Strategic Outsourcing Manager will be a Category Manager within the Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Drug Safety Services category and will reside in the department's Category Management & Leadership function. This individual will be a key point of contact for all of Development Operations' and other R&D departments' outsourcing needs and activities with Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Drug Safety vendors, including but not limited to strategies, tactics and operations.