Purchasing Manager
at FPC of Raleigh

Date Posted: 6/12/2017

Job Description

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for overseeing the contracting and purchasing of  all external CMO/CRO services. This position will report into a Director of Finance and will work closely with various departments to negotiate contracts, and will develop strategies related to procurement and organize and direct all purchasing activities as it related to 3rd parties (with a focus on clinical outsourcing).


Work with internal departments to gather and interpret business requirements and develop related sourcing strategies

Research vendor/supplier capabilities, identify target vendors/suppliers for consideration

Lead sourcing projects involving Requests for Proposals (RFP), Request for Information (RFI), Supplier Selection, and Supplier Assessment processes

Lead assessment of quotations submitted and selection of vendors/suppliers

Lead vendor cost and budget negotiations and strategies and coordinate with legal for review of new contracts as well as contract amendments

Develop and manage supplier relationships

Review Master Service Agreements and ensure alignment with work orders/PO’s

Lead development and maintenance of electronic procurement system

Review clinical contracts and agreements and follow-up on unusual items prior to approval

Assist with creation, or review, of purchase orders

Identify, evaluate, and provide cost savings opportunities

Develop and ensure compliance with procurement policies and practices

Champion strategic sourcing best practices and educates employees on Sourcing and Procurement process and responsibilities

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five (5) years of clinical outsourcing experience in the pharmaceutical industry

Deep understanding of clinical product development and R&D sourcing with proven record of strong price/contract negotiating and processing/administration skills

Experience with assessing and negotiating costs

Knowledge of managing supplier relationships, governance and risk principles, practices, procurement methods and procedures, including buying and contract negotiation

Knowledge of major ERP systems (NetSuite a plus)

Familiarity with CROs and clinical central labs or other external CMOs in the pharma marketplace

Excellent communication and organization skills

Job Snapshot

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