Senior Manager, Vendor Outsourcing Clinical Contracts

Foster City, CA 94404

Posted: 11/20/2020 Job Category: Life Science Job Number: 2290

Job Description

Senior Manager, Vendor Outsourcing Clinical Contracts
Industry: Pharma
Status: Full-Time Employee
Location: San Francisco Peninsula


  • You will be responsible for the entire life cycle of vendor selection
  • You will focus on outsourcing and contracts, and the financial management of contracts throughout the life cycle of the study
  • You will manage the day-to-day activities of multiple development operations areas, including biometrics, clinical pharmacology and eCOA services, in moderately complex clinical contracts and finance
  • You will train staff in contract budgeting, development, and administration, as applicable


  • 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 advancement opportunity


  • 7+ years of experience with a BA, or 5+ years of experience with a MS/MBA, in a relevant discipline
  • Strong understanding of the regulatory and legal issues pertinent to clinical development contracts
  • Expertise in clinical outsourcing of global Phase I-IV clinical trials
  • Extensive clinical operations and direct outsourcing experience required, preferably in Oncology, Inflammation, Liver Disease and HIV
  • Ideal candidate must have demonstrated success working in a matrix environment and be at ease when collaborating with internal and external teams of all levels


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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