Investigative Site Budgets Specialist (Sr. Manager) - New York, NY | Biospace
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Investigative Site Budgets Specialist (Sr. Manager)

Pfizer Inc.

New York, NY
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Job Description

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



* Advanced degree (JD, MBA or other graduate degree), professional qualification, or extensive experience in clinical development operations or clinical trial outsourcing is required.

* Experience with investigator budgets and negotiation principles, practices, processes, and activities is essential. (minimum: 5 years)

* Balance of general business, compliance, finance, legal, and drug development experience is essential

* Strong and precise communications and presentation skills essential to success.

* Record of achievement and delivery against personal goals.

* Demonstrated ability to lead by influence rather than positional power to accomplish critical deliverables.

* Demonstrated success in working in a highly matrix-based organization.


* Solid understanding of core business processes and legal/policy requirements to support Investigative Site contracting.

* Solid understanding of application of benchmark data to site budget development and negotiation and being able to understand and explain the statistical significance of the requests.

* Solid negotiation skills, with the ability to arbitrate difficult situations to reach an equitable outcome.

* Excellent oral/written communication skills

* Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word/PPT) required. Expert level knowledge of MS Excel required. Experience with Ariba Contract Workbench preferred. Experience with benchmarking tools (Grant Plan / Grants Manager) recommended.


* Ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis

* Ability to understand legal terminology, and the purpose and importance of various legal clauses

* Provides input into and supports global clinical site budgeting process and negotiation.

* Collaborates and supports Pfizer Outsourcing Leads and CRO colleagues on the negotiation ex-US site budgets and ancillary documents.

* Apply and understand benchmark cost data, relationships and trends to real world situations.

* Participate as the sourcing operations resource in various initiatives involving site contracting, payments or budgets.

* Support the development and delivery of site budgeting process training documentation.

* Partner with Legal and other divisions to manage escalations in the site budgeting space.

* Partner with Legal, Finance, CRO and other divisions to identify and implement areas of improvement in the site budgeting space.

* Has advanced knowledge of the principles, concepts and theories in applicable business discipline and comprehensive knowledge of principles and concepts in other related disciplines.

* Has subject matter expertise in the area of global clinical site budgeting.

* Collaborates with invoicing specialists and/or invoice service provider to ensure alignment with Investigative Site contracting and compensation requirements.

* Applies acquired job skills and procedures to complete substantive assignments, projects and tasks of moderate scope and complexity in applicable discipline.

* Contributes to or may lead/co-lead design, development and implementation of major business initiatives or special projects. Applies technical skills and discipline knowledge to contribute to achievement of business objectives at GPD or WSR Functional Line level - e.g., WSR Worldwide Safety, WSR Worldwide Regulatory Operations, GPD Clinical Development & Operations, etc.

* Understand and can apply the principals of Fair Market Value when reviewing and discussing site and investigator compensation on a global basis.

* Assists in review and comment of relevant SOP around site budget development, site budget negotiation, contingent cost coverage and patient compensation.

* Manage and support escalations of site budget requests in coordination with site contracting.

* Suggests and considers contractual language and proposed changes to standard contract language within guidelines provided by the Legal Division, Sourcing Operations

* Is compliant with global processes and templates.

* Assists in the delivery of training to Colleagues and Clinical Research Organizations relative to investigative site budgeting.

* Understands and utilizes novel tools to evaluate options, negotiate costs and recommend optimal value-added solutions, when applicable

* Demonstrates advanced understanding of global clinical trial budget requirements and nuances.

* Responsible for contributing to the development and adhering to specific clinical site agreement and related metrics on behalf of the CoE and in support of the above Divisions.

* Responsible for collaborating with Pfizer Legal to ensure Investigative Site contracting templates are maintained and continuously improved.

* Maintains strong business awareness, evaluating current and possible future policies, practices (including governmental acts and policies), trends, technology, and information potentially affecting Investigative Site Contracting

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Colleagues who are issued an Incident Final Warning (IFW) on or after January 1, 2016, are not eligible to post and compete for a position for a period of 12-months from the date an IFW is issued.