Global Head of Vendor Management

Job title: Global Head of Vendor Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dublin
Salary: Well paid
Reference: BH-132012
Contact Name: Charles Leach
Phone Number: 44 161 942 4000
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Global Head of Vendor Management (Director) – Pharma – Dublin

Pharmaceutical development usually draws upon the collaborative expertise of many different companies and their services. My client, a blue-chip pharmaceutical company and leader in their therapeutic area, currently seek the expertise of a Global Head of Vendor Management to ensure smooth operations of their drug development activities through their outsourced partners. The company are expanding at all levels and have performed well through the recent pandemic, now being in an excellent position to advance their clinical and post-market portfolio of drugs. This key leadership role is responsible for the strategy, planning, oversight and delivery of the Vendor Relationship Management program across the clinical development cycle.

Global Head of Vendor Management (Director) Key Responsibilities:
  • Manages the day-to-day vendor relationship management activities across multiple outsourced service areas across the development operations remit
  • Is accountable for portfolio oversight and delivery for strategic or emerging vendors, both individually and across the functional team
  • Shows the clear ability to apply critical thinking, strategy development, and vision towards the growth of the vendor relationship management program, while also overseeing the day-to-day execution in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Translates the usage of industry best practices to the overall program, utilizing external sources such as benchmarking, data, and processes to continually drive improvements linked to an overall strategy
  • Lead the functional evaluation of new business processes or process improvement opportunities
  • Shows clear ability to work collaboratively with other cross functional groups and the vendor base
  • Exhibits competency in regularly establishing relationships with cross functional teams, such as operations, finance, quality, systems and process, as well as externally with the corresponding vendor functions
  • Leads a team of senior vendor relationship management professionals globally, and develops others by identifying and mentoring high performers through a culture of inclusion and collaboration
  • Exhibits strong managerial skills and demonstrated success in managing multiple direct reports in a global and virtual environment
Global Head of Vendor Management (Director) Key Requirements:
  • Relevant experience with a BA or MS in a relevant discipline, with 8-10 years of direct external facing experience.
  • Relevant experience typically includes externally facing vendor management, clinical outsourcing, process improvement, and program development
  • Familiarity with operational tools such as six-sigma, lean, and process mapping a plus
  • Experience with large scale external alliance management, such as a Business Unit model with external vendors
  • Experience with all aspects of vendor oversight or alliance management: from vendor selection, contract development, selection, to performance management (i.e. - portfolio oversight), and continuous improvement of the vendor base, both individually as well as at a programmatic level
  • Prior role or experience serving as a key leader to support organizational decision making or strategic planning in a data driven manner
  • Experience with risk management plans, quality agreements, and robust relationship management plans
  • Experience leading small teams of senior individuals
  • Familiarity with various Regulatory and industry trends on compliance level activity (i.e. – ICH GCP E6 R2, etc.) and experience with interfacing with internal regulatory compliance and quality functions to drive vendor base improvements
This opportunity as a Global Head of Vendor Management (Director) is immediately available due to company-wide expansion of the commercial center of excellence based in Dublin, offering the right individual an outstanding opportunity to make a difference in pharmaceutical development. If you believe you possess the necessary criteria then please apply and Charles from NES shall be in touch.

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