Verily, an Alphabet company, lives at the intersection of technology, data science and healthcare. Our mission is to make the world's health data useful so that people enjoy longer and healthier lives. We are developing tools and devices to collect, organize and activate health data, and creating interventions to prevent and manage disease.
As a key member of Verily's Strategic Sourcing & Procurement team, the Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for working with internal stakeholders to identify suppliers, conduct contract negotiations with selected suppliers, manage implementation and ongoing supplier management, and identify opportunities to consolidate spend and leverage the existing supply base. This role will mainly focus on clinical services and clinical development.
- Develop and execute on sourcing strategies that align with Verily business priorities. Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders to understand their current and future requirements.
- Partner with Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Finance, and other expertise areas to develop supplier portfolios, undertake negotiations, and develop high quality contracts to optimize the future commercial interests of the business.
- Manage an efficient partner/supplier selection process, driving the team towards a timely decision with all risks identified.
- Work with Pharma partners, CROs, Clinical Sites and Laboratory Services to determine best agreements to implement and negotiate those agreements to completion.
- Constantly evaluate the marketplace for new suppliers and services, and maintain knowledge of supplier technical capabilities, compliance status and financial solvency. Collaborate with the wider sourcing and partnerships team to produce, implement, and support sourcing strategies that ensure best value.
- Bachelor's degree in a technical, quantitative, business field or equivalent practical experience.
- 4 years of experience in clinical sourcing and clinical development in a diagnostic, medical device or pharmaceutical environment, with demonstrated history of achievements in sustained cost reductions.
- Experience negotiating and drafting contract terms across a broad range of contract types, suppliers, and products/services.
- Demonstrated skills in rigorous, fact-based analyses that drive creative problem solving, proposal preparation, and negotiation.
- Excellent written and oral communication and influencing skills, including an ability to effectively communicate across all levels of an organization.
- Good knowledge of Clinical Development, suppliers and systems to help manage trials, the Clinical portfolio, and GCP, GLP and clinical SOPs.
- Master's degree in Business Administration or similar.
- A strong understanding of Regulatory landscape, Quality systems and procedures required.
- Ability to cope with a fast-paced and changing environment.