Contract - Manager, Clinical Outsourcing

San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 30, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Position Summary:

The Manager of Clinical Outsourcing is a position within GBT's Clinical Development team, reporting to the Director, Clinical Outsourcing. The Manager is accountable for assisting in the delivery of an effective clinical outsourcing strategy and execution supporting the Development organization. This includes vendor selection, financial due diligence and vendor relationship management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Sourcing and Vendor Responsibilities
  • Assist and/or lead the identification and selection of clinical vendors, with a focus in supporting the Development organization
  • Manage the documents needed to affect the selection of the optimal external service provider (ESP)
  • With support, negotiate contract business terms, scopes of work, pricing and payment schedules
  • Assist clinical teams in defining and reviewing vendor change orders/amendments
  • Collaborate with Legal and Finance to lead the resolution of contractual and budgetary issues
  • Manage traffic of contractual documents to ensure timely and compliant execution
  • Participate in and help manage vendor governance and relationship management efforts
  • Help ensure Vendors/Partners are delivering in line with expectations and contracts

Budgetary Responsibilities
  • Assist in budget development and maintenance for the Development organization
  • Work closely with Clinical Operations and Finance regarding the monthly accrual process intended to provide timely and accurate clinical cost accruals

Miscellaneous Responsibilities
  • Assist in the identification and quantification of financial/operational risks and opportunities to the business
  • Contribute to continued process improvement efforts, including but not limited to department processes to ensure adherence to GBT's standards, and all applicable regulations and guidelines
  • Secure all necessary approvals to ensure compliance to SOX and company procedures
  • Help establish and report KPIs and metrics to measure departmental process and vendor performance
  • Adhere to GBT's Working Practices, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensure compliance to SOX and company policies
  • Drive ad-hoc business projects as necessary

  • Bachelor's degree (preferred) or equivalent experience
  • At least 2 years of experience managing outsourcing within the drug development industry
  • Working knowledge of drug development and the conduct of clinical trials
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to efficiently perform multiple tasks and manage changing priorities

Fit with GBT culture:
  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity

NOTE: This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Global Blood Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.