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Global Strategic Sourcing Leader

CTC Clinical Trial Consulting AG

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Global Strategic Sourcing Leader

Reference Number: 895129-W
Type of placement: Permanent
Location: Switzerland, North West


The Global Strategic Sourcing Leader is responsible for leading and providing his expertise in global strategic sourcing matters, ensuring the optimal effective support of the company customers’ sourcing needs.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead and oversee Functional Service Providers (FSPs) and Flexible Resourcing sourcing operations and strategy
  • Provide alliance management for complex and critical service categories to ensure maximum value of partnerships
  • Ensure standardization compliance across global sourcing strategy platforms for FSP, flexible resourcing, Clinical Research Organization (CRO) services and all other clinical outsourcing services
  • Lead, develop and implement efficiency initiatives within a global cross functional environment
  • Oversight and management of global strategic sourcing metric reporting
  • Negotiate complex contracts, master services and enterprise agreements to ensure business and financial risk mitigation
  • Identify and manage CROs, central laboratories and technical External Service Providers (ESPs) to provide strategic sourcing options for successful trial delivery and to ensure the delivery of quality, timely and cost-effective external resources to support global activities
  • Ensure all sourcing (clinical outsourcing and internal resourcing) activities are conducted in a manner that conforms to an ethical process as well as adherence to all applicable internal and external compliance standards, processes and guidelines
  • Drive the development, negotiation and timely execution of confidentiality agreements and ESP contracts
  • Functional line management and development of direct reports

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least 7 years experience in clinical research with a CRO, pharmaceutical company or equivalent
  • At least 3 years functional line management experience in a multi-cultural sourcing environment inclusive of mentorship and training experience
  • At least 5 years experience in clinical outsourcing, strategic sourcing, contractor management and ESP management.
  • At least 2 years global alliance management experience, consisting of development and leadership of global resourcing strategy management platforms inclusive of FSP, flexible resources and  BPOs
  • Advanced understanding of the clinical development process, provider selection, cost drivers, innovative resourcing and costing models
  • Advanced experience in negotiation and implementation of Master Services Agreements inclusive of enterprise solutions, discount and incentive models
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, decision making and collaborative skills, ability to successfully interact with senior management and drive business decisions and strategy across functional areas
  • Advanced knowledge of principles of corporate governance, sourcing business and compliance practices, processes and requirements
  • Strong negotiation, facilitation and project management experience
  • Conflict management experience with ability to effect efficient and sustained issue resolution with internal and external customers
  • Excellent presentation, organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required