Clinical Contracts & Vendor Outsourcing

Foster City, CA 94404

Posted: 12/03/2021 Job Category: Pharma / Biotech Job Number: 2507

Job Description

Manager, Clinical Contracts & Vendor Outsourcing

Industry: Biopharmaceutical

Status: Full-Time Employee

Location: Foster City, CA, Seattle, WA, or Morris Plains, NJ



  • Manage moderately complex clinical supplier contract activities for multiple clinical development programs including CROs.

  • Participate in establishing departmental and cross-functional policies and procedures. 

  • Assist other staff in resolving moderately complex issues relating to contract negotiation or management.

  • Work with internal customers in vendor bidding and proposal development (RFP creation and analysis).

  • Manage the contract negotiation process with the support of internal customers and the Legal department.

  • Lead contract life cycle management process related to various vendor agreements.

  • Manage contract activities for multiple clinical development programs and ensure there are adequate staff with the skills to complete Development Operations contacts.



  • Our client has sought out treatments for life-threatening diseases for over 3 decades, and continues researching new solutions every day. 

  • The company has strong core values designed to make a difference in the lives of patients, their families, and the employees.

  • Exceptional compensation and benefits package.



  • BA in a relevant discipline and 7+ years of experience or MS/MBA with 5+ years of experience.

  • Strong understanding of regulatory and legal issues pertinent to clinical development. 

  • Basic understanding of the regulatory implications of contracts as related to clinical research.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey complex technical information. 



At ABA Search, we value professionalism, honesty, and hard work. We're positive, innovative thinkers, and we use creativity to turn challenges into opportunities. We thrive on deepening our expertise. We're energized by the life science and pharmaceutical industries, passionate about staffing, and committed to the success of our clients and candidates. That's what makes us "the name to know in recruitment."


Meet Your Recruiter

Suzanne Stanford
Senior Recruiting Analyst

Suzanne joined ABA September 2020 as a Recruiting Analyst. She has a rich work history in healthcare, pharmaceutical sales, sourcing for biometrics and clinical trials, and public-sector human resources. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California, Davis. Suzanne upholds the client-centric business model that focuses on creating a positive experience for the client by providing exceptional service and building resilient business relationships. She firmly believes that it is not the number of calls you make in a day, rather, it is the quality of the conversation and effort put into each client/candidate to make their day easier. Suzanne gets great satisfaction sourcing for new candidates because she gets the opportunity to pair a person with a new position that will ultimately change their life and move their career forward.

A California native, Suzanne grew up in what would become Silicon Valley. She loved Santa Clara County and enjoyed the diversity of its people, the picturesque landscapes, and perfect weather. She gained valuable work experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical sales before she decided to stay home with her children. Ultimately, this choice would lead her family to move to Placer County where she then took on life as a “volunteer extraordinaire” for her local school district. She is now back in the workforce using her knowledge in healthcare and clinical data studies to pair candidates with their dream careers while assisting companies to find their ideal candidate.

Favorite Thing to do in Placer County: Hike, paddle board on Folsom Lake and enjoy the local wineries.

Favorite Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  ~ Maya Angelou

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