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Senior GRA Outsourcing & Vendor Manager (all genders)

Your role:

Your role will be to support the GRA organization with developing resource flexibilization strategies and implementation of them (including various outsourcing and off-shoring strategies and tactics).

You will be responsible that GRA outsourcing activities are compliant and aligned with requirements from Corporate Legal, Procurement, Finance, Quality Assurance and GRA business functions.

The role includes the conduct of RFI, RFP and vendor selection, negotiations with vendors in close collaboration with the business, procurement and finance/controlling, as well as management and review of contracts.

You will establish vendor management and oversight governance and measure their effectiveness and success. The responsibility includes establishing principles, processes and tools to manage and monitor vendors consistently to assure their performance, quality and budget meets expectations. As such, yu will be the main point of contact for GRA vendors and internal colleagues and lead and/or contribute actively to the vendor governance teams.

You will ensure timely communication, issue resolution and/ or escalation pathways and escalate according to escalation plans. You will also support lessons learned and apply to learn within GRA and specifically at GRA Outsourcing and Vendor Management. It will be your role to compile and coordinate GRA content to develop partnership manuals and training. Accordingly, you will ensure risks or issues are captured appropriately in contracts, processes and partnership manuals.

You will develop and champion continuous service and program improvements about regulatory flexibility, processes, quality and cost.

And you will support inspections, audits and follow-up on CAPA resolution at GRA vendors in collaboration with the applicable GRA and R&D functions.

You will ensure invoices meet contractual obligations, budget and deliverables.



Your profile: 

  • Professional experience in international regulatory affairs, drug development or life science environment, preferably from both: pharma and vendor companies
  • Strong project management experience
  • Persuasive and result driven negotiation skills
  • Intercultural competencies
  • Excellent and eloquent communication style
  • Effective stakeholder management talent
  • Budget and contract management experience
  • Strong analytical and result-driven capabilities combined with strategic thinking
  • Capabilities to manage external vendors, including going into a deep data dive but retaining the big picture
  • Self-confidence and autonomous working style


Job Requisition ID:  188881
Location:  Darmstadt
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
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