SENIOR VENDOR MANAGER
Closing date for applications: 14 July 2022
MAC is a full-service global Contract Research Organisation (CRO). We also own a network of research sites. Our mission is to serve with honesty and integrity to make an outstanding contribution to human health.
We are seeking to appoint a Senior Vendor Manager to join our team and make a positive impact in a growing and progressive CRO. You will be joining a company that put the needs and wellbeing of their people first, who are inclusive and who deliver exceptional service – together.
This role is full time and home based with travel to MAC sites as and when required.
FOCUS OF THE JOB: Identification and management of vendors
KEY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in an area relevant to the role
Strong negotiation, management, and decision-making skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated careful attention to detail
Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organisational skills
Ability to multitask effectively
Be both a self-motivated team leader and a good team player
Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications
Commercially and contractually aware
Good awareness of the CRO industry
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships
Vendor management / Outsourcing experience preferred
Strong client facing skills
Management of key vendors acting as the interface between Proposals, Feasibility, Project Management, Operations, QA and Legal.
Identify new vendors for clinical sites or CRO business needs
Identify and monitor vendor concerns, recommend solutions, and follow up during the process, communicates resolution to ensure problems have been resolved
Developing process improvements such as forms or SOPs applicable to Vendor Management
Drafting, reviewing, and updating Vendor templates as needed
Be the point of escalation for vendors and facilitate effective communication among all parties
Work closely with MAC Contracts group to ensure all vendor related contract documentation is approved and processed on-time.
Participate in and present vendor management processes in client bid defence and project meetings.
Participate and independently support vendor management processes in client audits of assigned projects.
Provide training, management and mentoring of junior team members as required.
Compliance with MAC health and Safety policy
Compliance with MAC policy on equality and diversity
To maintain professional qualifications required for the role, including continuous personal development
To work to the requirements of SI 2004 no 1031 and amendments thereof, which includes Good Clinical Practice
To work according to MAC SOPs, guidelines and policies
To work according to current data protection standards and practice good information management. Maintenance of strict confidentiality of patient and business-related data.
To maintain a high level of initiative and personal responsibility, liaising appropriately with team members and managers to ensure your job role is efficiently carried out
To support the aims of MAC and to represent MAC appropriately in a professional way to all our customers
Competitive salary in keeping with pharmaceutical industry standards and will reflect experience
Free onsite parking at MAC office locations
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing in increments to 30 days after 6 years service)
Your birthday off work
Regular hours (including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day off)
Please note that if sufficient applications are received the closing date may be brought forward
Salary: Competitive + Negotiable £ Apply Now