Outsourcing and Contract Manager (home-based)

£45 - £65 per hour
  1. Interim/Contract
Slough, Berkshire
  1. Clinical Operations, Monitoring

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Hobson Prior are looking for an Outsourcing and Contract Manager to be home-based in either the UK, German or Belgium. You will join a leading biopharmaceutical company who purely concentrate on neurology and immunology.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the Development and Medical Practice (DevMed) and Patient Value Units (PVU) utilize quality vendors, and that contracts are of the highest quality at the best possible price.
  • There are two key areas of focus for O&C managers - which require specific & different experience and expertise: i) Outsourcing of clinical study conduct, ii) Outsourcing of other development services, e.g. Translational medicine studies, Services Agreements, License Agreements, Consultancy Agreements.
  • Support the clinical study teams and DevMed stakeholders throughout the clinical drug development process for a compound and DevMed outsourced activities.
  • Drive the outsourcing and vendor selection process and lead the subsequent contract negotiation process.
  • As the representative for O&C, the O&C Manager will ensure that project related outsourcing timelines are met by managing strategic partners and external vendors selected for the project.
  • O&C Managers for clinical study outsourcing, may also be O&C's functional lead for the organisation's strategic partners and preferred suppliers, under the direction of the Vendor Management Lead.

Key Skills:

  • Good leadership skills, networking skills, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates clear and articulate verbal, written and presentation skills with good command of the English language and the appropriate comportment to represent the organisation at meetings.
  • In all regions, fluency in multiple languages is a plus.


  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, or CRO industry.
  • Previous experience with other professional services companies is an advantage.
  • Experience managing and/or working with CROs is a plus.
  • Bachelor's degree is required in any of several concentrations: science, finance, legal, business.
  • Master's degree in the same concentrations is preferred.
  • A scientific and business background is a plus.
  • A track record of successful vendor negotiations is a plus.
  • O&C Manager for clinical study activities must additionally have direct or indirect knowledge and experience of clinical trial conduct.

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