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Vendor Contract Manager

Company: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind. BioMarin's Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients' lives. The Development Sciences Business Operations (Business Operations) group is the center of excellence for providing industry best practice operational support for the conduct of BioMarin's global clinical trials, including clinical vendor and site contract management, strategic vendor oversight, and clinical financial spend analysis and management.The group utilizes rigorous processes, procedures, and tools to ensure financial discipline and transparency in clinical vendor and trial site spend, by managing the development, negotiation and execution of vendor and clinical site budgets and contracts, and managing the financial and resource projections across clinical projects and trials.The Vendor Contract Manager is responsible for executing the vendor contracting strategy for assigned vendors that includes analyzing vendor bids, negotiating budgets and contracting terms in alignment with the vendor service category, drafting and/or reviewing and managing the execution of the vendor Statement of Work (SOW), and ongoing management of the vendor contract and related purchase order throughout the contract lifecycle.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESVendor Selection ---In collaboration with Global Strategic Souring (GSS), Sourcing Team or Functional Area, provide input to RFI/RFP content for bids, review proposals, and perform/present quantitative analysis for responses to RFP.Quantitative analysis to include:oComparison of budget with study assumptions oComparison of bids against previous contracts oComparison of bids against each other ---Participate in bid defense meetings, as appropriate---Leverage budget analyses and existing vendor performance data to inform selection ---Negotiate budget and scope with vendors, as appropriateVendor Contract Management ---Facilitate the contracting process thru to execution of the entire contract, including all exhibits.oDraft self-authored contracts and the QC of documents for non-self-authored contractsoUpdate scope and/or budget, including business/payment termsoInclude any unique business terms to be added/negotiated---Facilitate the review and approval of the contract including internal review, vendor review, vendor final negotiations within specified legal parameters, and escalation of any approval issues---Ensure all contract types (MSAs, SOWs, COs, NDAs, consulting agreements and other assigned contracts) that originate in Development Sciences are efficiently managed through the Legal contract review and financial approval systems and entered into the department tracking system. oCollaborate with Legal and other identified business areas, as appropriate, to ensure contracts are progressed on a timely basisoProactively communicate with key stakeholders on the status of contract review and approval oAssist stakeholders with tracking of terms, PO funding, scope, and necessary changesoRecord all appropriate contract activities in department tracking system (BOARD)---Partner with clinical service owners, Finance, Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS), Legal and Business Operations team member through the duration of the vendor contract to:oUnderstand impact of identified changes on: study scope, vendor scope, budget and forecastsoUnderstand accruals and forecast updates associated with contracted servicesoIdentify contract documentation requirements (e.g., CNF or CO) or whether a new category of services requiring a new vendor is requiredoRequest and receive Change Order proposals from vendor(s)oNegotiate vendor scope/budget, including business/payment termsoCommunicate CO expectations to ensure all parties are made aware of any contract, budget and relationship impactsoPrepare and speak to vendor contracting updates in study team meetingsoResolve any contract execution, PO funding, and vendor payment issues as they ariseoSupport contract close-out, as per department processesRequired Skills:Strong computer skills in database management and document preparation (Word, PowerPoint, Excel);Excellent organization and time-management skills; must be able to demonstrate agility in prioritizing assigned workStrong written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively with outside parties and serve as a liaison among department personnel and business partners, and proactively communicate relevant issues and deadlines;Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, a quick learner, and have a strong work ethic;Preferred:3+ years of relevant experience working in the pharmaceutical industry (including CROs)Relevant technical experience working with contracts and business operationsExperience in the following applications:MS SharePoint, Teams, Power BIBOARD (business intelligence software)DocuSign/DocuSignCLMCoupaOracleEducation:BA/BS in finance, accounting, legal, health sciences, or related degree. Experience in lieu of education is considered.PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., San Rafael , Vendor Contract Manager, Executive , San Rafael, California

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