Leadership Role, Contracts Vendor Outsourcing

Foster City, CA 94404

Posted: 11/19/2020 Job Category: Life Science Job Number: 2291

Job Description

Leadership Role, Contracts Vendor Outsourcing
Industry: Pharma
Status: Full-Time Employee
Location: San Francisco Peninsula


  • You will be the go-to person for the entire life cycle of clinical outsourcing
  • You will manage all operational functions related to clinical contract management including supervising other staff
  • You will train staff in contract budgeting, development, and administration
  • You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including clinical, financial, legal, business conduct, and vendor management
  • Your contribution will be key to providing successful campaigns for multiple clinical development programs while ensuring efficient and cost-effective contract solutions


  • Headquartered in the Bay Area, our client is a worldwide biopharmaceutical leader, spanning six continents
  • Our client is on mission to simplify international care for those affected by life-threatening illness
  • Our client is gaining international attention through the acquisition of leading pharmaceutical companies
  • Our client provides unrivaled benefits and stock option plans, among the top 5% of organizations in the Bay Area
  • Professionally, you will be in the "right place at the right time" as you join a growing department with significant advancement opportunity


  • 10 years of experience with a BS/BA, or 8+ years of experience with a MS, in a relevant discipline
  • MBA or JD preferred, PMP or CPSM certification a plus
  • Strong managerial skills required plus proven success working collaboratively with other cross-functional teams
  • Contract negotiations and/or clinical outsourcing expertise required
  • Open to remote candidates


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 passionate about placements and committed to the success of our clients and candidates. That's what makes us "the name to know in recruitment."

In 2020, ABA Search was recognized by Forbes to be one of America’s Best Recruiting Firms in both the Professional Search (#37) and Executive Search (#124) categories! ABA Search is one of only 69 top-performing firms in America awarded in both categories!

Meet Your Recruiter

Mandy Farmaian, CSC

Mandy helped found ABA in 1986 with Valli Farmaian. With her love of people and innate ability to nurture relationships, she knew the staffing industry was where she wanted to be, and she hasn’t looked back since. In her role as president, Mandy spearheads ABA’s Sales and Recruiting efforts, leading the ABA team in candidate searches and development of ABA’s Technology and Legal divisions. Her extensive network of Bay Area talent and employers as well as her years of expertise in recruiting and professional placement are the key drivers to ABA’s success – earning the company a spot on the Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in the US. She has successfully completed retained and contingency search for attorneys as well as technology executives.

Having established Legal as one of ABA’s core divisions, Mandy returned to ABA after three years working with the Eastridge Group. Under her guidance, these divisions provide staffing solutions to some of the Bay Area’s top technology companies as well as law firms and corporate legal departments.

Mandy earned her BA in political science and French literature from the University of California, Berkeley. After several years of city life in San Francisco, she moved with her family to Hillsborough, CA where she remains active in the community and is a board member of the San Mateo County Health Foundation.

Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Hiking, movies, and farmers markets (and the occasional tennis game!).

Favorite quote: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

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