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Job Title Outsourcing Lead (Sr. Manager)

JobID 1048805-1852

Location: Groton, CT

Description *Role Description*

* Ensure the protection of Pfizer's clinical outsourcing business interests. Accountable tominimize Pfizer's business risk, and maximize research dollars in each contract.* Provide expert contracts and outsourcing guidance to internal and external stakeholders.* Act as a central point of contact for business related issues and facilitate conflict resolution.* Leads and manages cost estimate processes for high level scenario planning.* Leads study, program, and asset level outsourcing cost analysis efforts.* Situational outsourcing consultation and guidance.* Directly negotiates business terms, clinical operations fees, and scope of services with ContractResearch Organizations (CRO's) and other service providers.* Provides leadership and oversight in one or more key areas within outsourcing (i.e. PerSubject Cost Development, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Due Diligence Process, etc.).* Embrace and drive forward the current outsourcing model with CRO's & selected serviceproviders.


* To meet Pfizer business needs, assess and apply innovative outsourcing solutions harmonizedwith Pfizer's unique and specialized partner facing model.* Understands and utilizes novel project planning and costing tools/software to evaluate options,negotiate costs and recommend optimal value-added solutions for CRO's / Preferred Suppliers.* Liaises frequently with customers and stakeholders to ensure they have realistic expectations ofthe Pfizer contracting process, external providers and the contracting environment.* Provides expertise to study teams by identifying and evaluating available outsourcing andresourcing options to facilitate optimal decision-making at a global and local level.* Manages the outsourcing process as an agent of Sourcing Operations:- In collaboration with study teams, gains an in-depth understanding of study requirements inorder to secure appropriate level and type of resources and services from CRO's and otherservice providers.- identifies and brokers appropriate study execution options.- requests proposals from CRO's & other service providers- analyzes and negotiates complex proposals and provides recommendations and analysis tostudy teams for decision making- selects vendors in collaboration with study teams- negotiates contracts related to services totaling in the millions of dollars within the agreed legaland budgetary process framework* Responsible for the preparation of Request for Proposals. Responsible for the preparation,negotiation and finalization/execution of full-service CRO Work Orders, 3rd party VendorServices Agreements, Investigator Initiated Research Agreements, Outcomes ResearchAgreements, Publications Agreements, Change Orders, Consultant Agreements, Master ServicesAgreements, Clinical Research Agreements and other types of ad-hoc agreements.* Directly negotiates proposed changes to standard contract language within guidelines providedby the Legal Division; raises significant requested changes to standard contract language to theLegal 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 Pfizer's financial interests and comply with Sarbane-Oxley, Generally AcceptedAccounting Principles and other regulations.* Oversees Per Subject Cost estimation and Clinical Study Agreements execution.* Communicates impact of significant contractual changes and associated budgets to BUs/RUsand other stakeholders proactively to ensure funding availability. Works with BUs/RUs toanalyze service provider forecasted budgets to ensure appropriate and acceptable costs forservices are presented by providers.* Provides oversight and leadership as a subject matter expert in one or more key areas ofoutsourcing expertise, and participates in special projects as needed in support of the OWN ITculture.* Identifies process gaps. Works with Sourcing Operations Outsourcing Group Lead to drive thecreation and implementation of contracting and outsourcing tools to best fill such gaps andsupport the business.* Responsible for obtaining 'real time' external knowledge, expertise, feasibility data (suppliersurveillance) and assessment of external commercial market place.


* BA or BS degree and/or recognized amount of work experience (preferably in a relateddiscipline). * Clinical trials Sponsor experience, CRO operational and/or BD experience, or other trial related experience, including significant experience negotiating and drafting clinical trial-relatedagreements is required.* Excellent oral/written communication skills and proficiency with MS Office applications(Word/PPT/Excel) required: experience with Ariba Contracts Workbench, Grants Manager and /or other industry cost and planning tools preferred.Prior Experience:* Knowledge of the clinical development process; previous work history in clinical research andin negotiating and drafting of contracts. * Experience working with, or in, CROs.* Understanding of contracting principles and applicable regulations governing clinical research.* Demonstrated effective influencing, negotiating, interpersonal, leadership, and team playerskills* Customer focused and solution oriented.* Excellent analytical and financial skills required. Self-starter, independent worker.* Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tightdeadlines and pressure; able to make a quick decision.* Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment;most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.* Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act withouthaving the total picture;* Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can't; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.* Internal and external influencing abilities for expectation and timeline management

*EEO & Employment Eligibility*

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

*Outsourcing Lead (Sr. Manager)*
*Groton, Connecticut*

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