Now Hiring :Investigator Initiated Research (IIR)

Location: New York, New York
Posted On: 8/7/2017
Job Code: 8293-1
Job Description
Job Description:
True Job Title: Outsourcing Lead

Job Summary

• Provides contracting and sourcing expertise for Specialty Contracts Team contracting areas (including investigator-initiated research (IIR), HEOR contracts, and ad hoc HCP publications)
• Directly negotiates legal and business terms with institutions and vendors (including academic medical centers, government agencies, etc.) in support of business requirements and ensures the protection of interests
• Accountable for minimizing business risk and maximizing research dollars in each contract
• Supports U.S. FMV assessments for IIRs

Job Responsibilities

• Meets business needs, assesses and applies innovative outsourcing solutions harmonized with the applicable model
• Understands and utilizes novel tools to evaluate options, negotiates costs and recommend optimal value-added solutions, when applicable
• Manages the outsourcing process as an agent of Sourcing Operations:
- In collaboration with study/project teams, gains an in-depth understanding of study/project requirements in order to secure appropriate level of service from service providers
- brokers appropriate study execution options
- assists with analyzing and negotiating complex proposals and provides recommendations and analysis to study/project teams for decision making
- assists with supplier selection in collaboration with study/project teams
- negotiates contracts within the agreed legal and budgetary process framework
• Responsible for the preparation, negotiation and finalization/execution of Investigator Initiated Research Agreements, Outcomes Research Agreements, Publications Agreements, Change Orders, Amendments, and other types of ad-hoc agreements
• Directly negotiates proposed changes to standard contract language within guidelines provided by the Legal Division; raises significant requested changes to standard contract language to the Legal Division and significant budget exceptions to the appropriate stakeholders for resolution
• Designs creative and risk-averse payment schedules in order to drive vendor performance, protect financial interests and comply with Sarbane-Oxley, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and other regulations
• Communicates impact of significant contractual changes and associated budgets to BUs/RUs and other stakeholders proactively to ensure funding availability

Additional Skills:
• Excellent oral/written communication skills
• Knowledge of the clinical development process and previous work history in clinical research
• Understanding of contracting principles and applicable regulations governing clinical research
• Demonstrated effective influencing, negotiating, interpersonal, leadership, and team player skills
• Customer focused and solution oriented
• Excellent analytical and financial skills
• Excellent oral/written communication skills and proficiency with MS Office applications (Word/PPT/Excel) required: experience with Ariba Contract Workbench, Grants Manager, Grants Plan and / or other industry cost and planning tools preferred
Category:IT  code:new
Job Requirements
Ariba, MS Office, MS Excel, MS Word, Research

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