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Associate Director, Development Business Operations - Clinical Outsourcing & Procurement

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Job Description

We are currently seeking an Associate Director, Development Business Operations with expertise in clinical outsourcing of global Phase IV. The role is responsible for the entire life cycle of vendor selection, including RFI, RFP, vendor selection decision, contracting, monitoring performance, handling the change order process, and ensuring proper closeout of clinical agreements. The candidate will have a proven success record of working in a matrix environment, and regularly collaborating with cross functional teams, such as, clinical operations, finance, legal, business conduct, and vendor management. In addition, the role will have excellent communication skills and comfortable interacting with internal and external teams of all levels, including the Senior Management.

This position will require the ability to apply critical thinking in performance of clinical vendor outsourcing, contract management and budget development including negotiation and drafting expertise, in a high volume, fast paced environment.

The ideal candidate will lead and manage the Development Business Operations department in support of regional senior management and will successfully lead multiple direct reports located in the Stockley Park office, working collaboratively with global cross functional groups to ensure the most efficient and cost effective contract solutions are achieved.

Job Requirements

  • Handles the day-to-day activities of multiple areas in complex clinical contracts and finance processes.
  • Manages operational functions including manage staff who contribute to clinical contract management.
  • Designs and owns the departmental and cross-functional policies and procedures.
  • Handles contract activities for clinical development programs, ensuring that there is adequate staff with the skills to complete site and vendor contracts accurately, consistently, and in a timely manner.
  • Provides information to Senior Management on contract and budget issues.
  • Supports and guides staff working on contracts in resolving complex issues relating to contract negotiation or management.
  • Trains staff in contract budgeting, development, and administration.
  • Manages study level vendor relationships in conjunction with the Clinical Operations, Medical Affairs and Development Operations groups
  • Works with internal customers in vendor bidding and proposal development (RFP creation and analysis)
  • Leads Vendor bid defense meetings
  • With the support of internal customers and the Legal department, runs the contract negotiation process, especially in more complex, or high value contracts
  • Leads contract life cycle management process related to clinical vendors.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • Educated to degree level or above
  • Previous experience of working within contract negotiation and/or clinical outsourcing
  • Experience of line management of a team is desired
  • PMP or CPSM certification is desired but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of clinical research functions.
  • Demonstrates understanding of regulatory and legal issues pertinent to clinical development.
  • Demonstrates ability to interact on an advanced level with the clinical teams, corporate finance, and project management to provide oversight of clinical vendor budgets and related contractual terms
  • Travel may be required

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company.  Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all  employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws).  Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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