Manager Vendor Mgmt


Foster City, California

21 days ago

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Job Description

Title: Vendor Manager
Location:  Foster City, CA
Duration: 11 months 

Manager, Vendor Management
  • We are currently seeking an individual to help support the operations within the Vendor Relationship Management (VRM) group. As a team member you will be a key contributor to a fast-paced team responsible for the management of drug development vendors.
  • The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in project management, outsourcing, and/or vendor management in this critical role along with experience in Clinical Trial Delivery or Drug Development Lifecycle
The core responsibilities and skills required for this position include but are not limited to:
• Own management and delivery of day-to-day vendor relationship management operational activities.
• Demonstrates excellent technical or analytical knowledge base, with ability to assess data, processes and understanding.
• Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrates excellent attention to detail, teamwork, and initiative; maintains confidentiality; maintains meticulous attention to project deadlines.
• Supports the creation of presentations and or other internal materials related to the VRM group.
• Supports meeting management by scheduling meetings, developing agendas, gathering content, taking notes, and distributing meeting minutes.
• May support the development of select materials for external customers as determined by the team.
• Strong desire and ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
• Proven ability to work well as part of a team.
• Collaborates with functional vendor management stakeholders to gain insights for driving health of vendor relationship and related continuous improvement plans.
• Delivers with optimal collaboration, accountability, and integrity to business partners.
• Shows the clear ability to apply critical thinking, strategy development, and vision towards the growth of the vendor relationship management program.
• Shows clear ability to work collaboratively with other cross functional groups.
• Ability to influence and deliver across dynamic cross-functional groups.
• Competency in establishing relationships with cross functional teams, such as operations, finance, quality, systems, and process.
• Demonstrated ability to make critical decisions related to projects and tasks.
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel/Word/PowerPoint and SharePoint.

Specific Education & Experience Requirements:
• BA/BS with 5+ years relevant experience, vendor management, and biotech or pharmaceuticals industry
• Previous experience in multiple aspects of Vendor Relationship Management including partnering with vendors – several years and significant experience preferred.
• Project management/Initiative experience preferred or experience in managing complex projects.
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At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $60.00/hr.