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Clinical Research Contracts Manager

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States

CLINICAL RESEARCH CONTRACTS MANAGER

Join a pioneering biotech with a collegial atmosphere and a passion for harnessing every individual’s unique set of skills in our fight against disease.

At Immunocore, we have a vision to transform the way we understand and treat the most challenging medical conditions of our time, including cancer, autoimmune disorders and infection. In January 2022, in the U.S., we launched the world’s first T-cell receptor therapy, built on a novel technology designed to overcome the limitations of our natural immune systems.

Joining us at the most exciting time in our history, you will be part of a team that values trust and innovation, and that cherishes different ways of thinking.

The Role:

Clinical & commercial contracts manager to support drug development and biotech operations. Provide strong and varied support to procurement team, internal stakeholders, and suppliers, with a focus on ownership of critical contract and category management tasks to ensure awareness and compliance across the company, as well as driving suppler negotiations to deliver optimal value from our 3rd party spend.

Responsibilities:

  • The lead contact for several functions (including US Commercial and US HR) and related suppliers, providing procurement and contract management subject matter expertise to relevant stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Lead the creation, negotiation and finalization of contractual documents (MSAs, Work Orders, Change Orders) for various departments in a timely manner, using the pre-approved Immunocore templates where appropriate.
  • Contribute to corporate savings pipeline by identifying new efficiency opportunities (including new supplier identification) and driving projects to swift, successful and sustainable implementation.
  • Proactive engagement with key stakeholders to ensure business strategy is understood, contract requirements are anticipated, and contract executions are effectively progressed in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to ‘insource vs outsource’ strategy initiatives.
  • Anticipate and appropriately mitigate potential supply or supplier sourcing risks.
  • Support accurate and timely completion of ‘Super Shopper’ tasks when required, being sufficiently knowledgeable about systems to educate stakeholders, suppliers and Super Shoppers on key process steps and why appropriate adherence is required.
  • Develop proficiency in Netsuite and Agiloft reporting functionality and run / cascade reports at an appropriate frequency to ensure data required for stakeholder and supplier meetings is gathered in a timely and complete manner.
  • Be a positive advocate for corporate compliance initiatives and contract management process enhancements with relevant stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Act as a role model for the application of relevant corporate policies and procedures, and adhere to compliance and process requirements.
  • Work closely with the Procurement Director to enhance Procurement department infrastructure.
  • Identify and drive implementation of process efficiency opportunities to accelerate contract review and supplier negotiation steps.

Qualifications: 

Essential

  • Clinical contracts experience ideally at a Global Category or Manager level.
  • Experience of working in the Life Sciences or Healthcare industry.
  • Experience negotiating with Global suppliers.
  • Experience of working in or closely with international companies, ideally with a US presence.
  • Evidence of continuous improvement mentality with demonstrable success in improving and transforming processes, including effective leverage of technology.
  • Evidence of credibility with management and external stakeholders.
  • Evidence of leading strategic sourcing initiatives with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience working in roles that require proactive identification and implementation of process improvement opportunities.
  • Comfortable with simultaneously managing multiple requests from different departments and/or suppliers.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in use of standard Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Ppt).
  • Highly proficient computer skills, competent in the core Microsoft Office module.

 Desirable

  • Experience of Agiloft and/or Netsuite software.

Lead with Science and Discover What is Within:

  • We value Entrepreneurship and Diversity
  • Respect, Trust, and Integrity
  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical benefits, beginning your first day of employment
  • Vision benefits
  • Fully paid Dental Insurance
  • 20 days’ vacation plus holidays
  • Fully paid Life Insurance and Disability
  • 401(k) with Company Match

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization. F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) who will require H-1B status, TNs or current H-1B visa holders will not be considered. H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for this position.

Immunocore is an E-Verify employer.  

 

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