Associate Director, Strategic Outsourcing

South San Francisco, CA
May 10, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About IDEAYA Biosciences:
IDEAYA Biosciences (NASDAQ: IDYA) is a public, clinical-stage synthetic lethality-focused precision medicine oncology company committed to the discovery and development of targeted therapeutics for patient populations selected using DNA sequencing and other molecular diagnostics. Our approach integrates extensive capabilities in identifying and validating translational biomarkers with small molecule drug discovery to select patient populations most likely to benefit from the therapies we are developing. We are applying these capabilities across multiple classes of precision medicine, including direct targeting of oncogenic pathways and synthetic lethality – which represents an emerging class of precision medicine targets. We believe this diversified approach will enable us to deliver the right medicine to the right patient to drive a more robust clinical response.
IDEAYA recently announced a landmark strategic partnership with GSK in Synthetic Lethality for certain pipeline programs. The GSK partnership is transformative and enables IDEAYA and GSK to collectively build an industry leading platform and pipeline in Synthetic Lethality. For more information, please see

Position Summary:
The Associate Director of Strategic Outsourcing will primarily support Clinical Development and Operational initiatives to contribute to the success of our clinical trials.  This person will drive value, influence the ability for quality decision making, and mitigate supplier risks for the company.  The successful candidate will be able to work cross-functionally, independently, and creatively.   

What you’ll do:

    • Drive Requests for Information (RFI) and Requests for Proposals (RFP) process for all phases of clinical trials and all related services to drive value and ensure success of programs.  Activities include, but not limited to:  Writing, Coordination, Critical Analysis & Evaluation, Supplier Vetting & Due Diligence, Benchmarking, Contracting, Negotiation, etc  
    • Partner and coordinate with Quality, IT, and Legal on new supplier qualification criteria and risk mitigation.
    • Supplier management activities to drive supplier performance and accountability.  Build trust, transparency, and effective relationships with suppliers and stakeholders 
    • Develop strategies and formalize processes for supplier management.  Identify troubling trends and take actions to address and eliminate them by proactive measures.  Partner with Stakeholders and Finance in the budgeting and accrual process and quarterly business reviews
    • Full Contract Lifecyle Management activities from start to finish including PO creation and maintenance, budget tracking,  term tracking, change orders, terminations, etc
    • Strategic Sourcing for other areas of the business such as research projects for Pharmacology, DMPK, Biology, Chemistry and Manufacturing as required


    • 5-7  years of clinical outsourcing experience including early phase oncology
    • 5-7 years of experience related to contracting (terms, negotiations, budgets, analysis, etc.)
    • Deep knowledge of the phases of drug development process from early research to commercialization
    • Strong working knowledge of regulatory requirements in regards to GXP and SOX
    • Extremely collaborative nature with ability to bridge multiple groups to achieve common goals
    • Strong business acumen
    • Understanding of current practices and trends in the industry and resourcefulness to obtain new information
    • Excellent organization, communication, presentation and negotiation skills
    • Able to manage multiple and disparate projects with flexibility and follow-through

The Company complies with all laws respecting equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants with regard to any protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law. This position requires you to work onsite at the Company’s facilities and the Company requires that all employees working in its facilities be fully vaccinated (except as required by applicable law). Therefore, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law. The Company considers you fully vaccinated once 14 days have passed since you received either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine must have been FDA approved, have emergency use authorization from the FDA, or, for persons fully vaccinated outside of the U.S., be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.

When you're at IDEAYA, you will be in the midst of brilliant minds working on precision medicine therapies to help cancer patients. We are passionate and committed about being on the forefront of oncology medicine, which means we all have a high internal drive that is at the very core of every person at IDEAYA. We are inquisitive, ask deep questions, and are data-driven innovators who like to collaborate and use team work to move science forward.

Ideaya is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, Ideaya does not discriminate in hiring or otherwise in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. EOE/AA/Vets.

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