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Outsourcing Leader
Ref No.: 18-12881
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start Date / End Date: 10/15/2018 to 06/30/2019

Outsourcing Leader
The Outsourcing Lead Consultant will provide outsourcing-related expertise in selecting, contracting, and financially managing outsourced R&D service providers on a global basis in compliance with standardized policies and processes at a sub therapeutic area, sub-functional and sub-geographic level for lower complexity programs or services.
This position plays a key role in collaborating with all R&D functions in the management of supplier services agreements. This role will establish and maintain strong relationships with both Global internal external partners.
This role will support Category Leaders in providing data analysis related to category management projects. May gather local requirements for lower complexity category projects.
POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES
-Team with all Global R&D functions to ensure studies and programs are delivered on time, within budget, and with a high-quality outcome.
-Provide outsourcing support for programs or functions under their responsibility. This includes:
-Translate requirements of business requestor to outsourced activities, providing appropriate challenges to demand or specifications where relevant.
-Monitor progress of request and provide regular updates to business partners
-Establish and maintain strong working relationships with service suppliers and consultants
-Ensure that contract management activities are in compliance with corporate policies and procedures
-Education and guide internal and external global stakeholders on the role of Procurement/Outsourcing Management and required procedures
-Manage the preparation, analysis, negotiation and execution of supplier services and consultants Statements of Work, change orders and agreements to meet necessary quality, budget and timelines in support of R&D objectives
-Manage the Request for Proposal process, project work order, task order and change order process.
-Collaborate with Legal in developing contractual business terms
-Liaise with Law Department and external contracting parties to resolve contract-related issues
-Perform continuous process and professional development activities and ensure training in systems relevant to their position

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
-Associates degree and minimum 5 years direct experience in managing and negotiating outsourced services and contracts
-Bachelor's degree and minimum 4 years' experience in outsourcing or related functions in pharmaceutical, or oncology areas
-Strong problem solving, leadership and project management skills
-Strong attention to detail
-Strong analytical experience
-Proven ability to communicate with all levels of stakeholders
-Experience with enterprise systems (SAP, Oracle, Ariba, Emptoris) highly preferred
-Microsoft Office Suite and Contract Management software