Business Manager


My name is Donald Vernon and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Business Manager for a prominent client of ours. This position is located in South San Francisco, CA. Details for the position are as follows:

Job Description:
Evaluates functional or project sourcing specific needs and how they can impact the current sourcing strategy(ies)
Defines project- or function- specific sourcing strategies with input from project team members or functional representatives, as appropriate
Leads the sourcing and contracting process, between the functions or teams and potential vendors
Serves as primary contact to the PD teams or functions for the sourcing of their activities.

Provide outsourcing services in support of Project Teams and functional groups, to include the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, service provider identification, selection, bid presentation, bid analysis, contract development, change orders and issue management.
Leads and conducts negotiations with vendors
Measures performance of vendors with respect to quality of work, cost, timelines and other related parameters
Implements the procurement strategy and policies within teams and functions
Ensures appropriate risk evaluation and mitigation while meeting business needs
Facilitates sourcing and contracting issue escalation and resolution
Guide project teams in identification and resolution of outsourcing issues
Serves as primary contact to teams for financial questions related to PVC management
Identify training needs related to service provider management and outsourcing process, including how to work most effectively with outsourcing service providers
Receive knowledge from Alliance/Key Account Management on service provider services and capabilities and industry trends, and feedback to them
Participate in process improvement or other projects that enhance and streamline outsourcing and contracting processes, systems, tools and other resources
Supports teams on sourcing and contracting on a daily basis
Creates contracts, master agreements, work orders, change orders, budgets, payment schedules, etc.
Negotiates savings
Delivers trainings to teams or functions on sourcing and contracting processes
Supports teams on PVC Management on a daily basis
Delivers trainings to teams on PVC management processes

Ability to effectively negotiate business terms and financial costs
High degree of customer focus for both internal and external customers and proven ability to build and maintain effective internal and external relationships
Considerable understanding of drug development process
Considerable and demonstrated business acumen
desirable Study / project management within the pharmaceutical or CRO sector
Ability to work internationally and with multi-cultural teams
Thorough understanding of
Clinical Development
Contract management
Project and functional outsourcing management
Ideally, partnership management
Outstanding communication skills, written and verbal.
Effective management of cross-functional teams and demonstrated ability to work within a matrix.
Ability to work within a change management culture.
Ability to facilitate conflict resolution
Ability to successfully function in a fast-paced environment

If you are interested in hearing more about the position please respond to this posting with your resume attached.

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