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Company: Covance
Location: Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Overview:

Manage a high number of vendors with various specialties on complex studies independently

Review 3rd party vendor proposals and make selections of qualified vendors to provide services

on assigned projects utilizing the qualified/preferred 3rd party vendor list

Review vendor contracts for inclusion of appropriate scope, pricing and agreed service


Obtain appropriate Project Management and Client approvals for original vendor scope and

budget and for any subsequent scope changes

Work closely with Clinical Sourcing Group to ensure all vendor related contract documentation

is approved and processed on-time

Participate in and present vendor management processes in project KOMs

Participate in Investigator's Meetings and provide training on 3rd party vendor services, if


Establish and maintain a good working relationship with the 3rd party vendors

Create Vendor Management Plan on assigned projects and obtain study team and Client


Serve as a liaison between the operational study teams, Client and 3rd party vendor(s)

Analyze vendor performance trends and provide proactive issue resolution

Perform proactive assessments of vendor service risk and recommend mitigating actions

Provide oversight of review and approval of vendor invoices based on the terms of the contract.

Maintain status of budget vs actual spend for all 3rd party contracts

Provide monthly update on budget statistics

For scope changes ensure delineation of costs between task orders and change orders

Provide oversight of tracking and filing of vendor management and 3rd party vendor

documentation in eTMF according to eTMF guidelines

Function as an SME for a vendor specialty or a departmental process within GVM group

If required, manage vendor services across several studies of one client

Participate and independently support vendor management processes in client audits of

assigned projects

Support onboarding of new hires and mentoring of junior VMs and VM specialists

Provide support with proposal development by obtaining quotes from 3rd party vendors

Lead departmental process improvement initiatives

Complete other tasks, as assigned by management


Minimum Required:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Degree in life sciences preferred



Minimum Required:

Years of experience in the job discipline: 2-4

Years of experience in other professional roles: 4-6

Other required work-related experiences.

Clinical trials industry experience required

Operational team project management experience required

Vendor specialty experience preferred

Ability to handle multiple priorities and work well under pressure

Ability to meet tight deadlines

Ability to think ‘out of the box'

Effective negotiation skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Strong presentation skills

Strong client facing skills

Strong organizational skills

Training and mentoring skills preferred

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (intermediate level)

Pro-active (self-starter)

Quick learner


Creative problem solver

Tenacious in follow-up/follow-through

Team Player

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