Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) Manager III ( Outsourcing Lead/ Contracting Specialist) - Select Source International

  • Bronx, NY


: $192,290.00 - $192,290.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Job Description

What is the minimum education experience required?:

JD, MBA, or other graduate degree and at least 3 years of experience specifically negotiating and drafting various complex clinical research and development related agreements with academic medical centers, government agencies, and specialty vendors or

BA or BS degree (preferably in a related discipline) and at least 5 years of experience specifically negotiating and drafting various complex clinical research and development related agreements with academic medical centers, government agencies, and specialty vendors

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

Job Description:

Provides contracting and sourcing expertise for Specialty Contracts Team contracting areas (including investigator-initiated research (IIR), and health economics outcomes research (HEOR) contracts)

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

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, 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

Associated topics: antibody, aseptic, diet, drug discovery, immunohematology, medical, patient, pharmaceutical, pharmacometrics, therapeutic

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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