Vendor Contracts Associate

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Full time, Permanent

About MRN
MRN is passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to clinical trials, no matter who, or where they are in the world. We are driven by a desire to accelerate the drug development process and by bringing new medicines to the general population quicker. We achieve our vision by conducting clinical trials directly in patient communities, reducing geographical, logistical, and socioeconomic barriers.

We are now looking for a talented Vendor Contracts Associate to join our team in the UK!

About the role…
As the Vendor Contracts Associate you will be responsible for ensuring contracts are in place with vendors prior to work commencing on projects and ensure that operational vendors are assessed, approved, and governed in line with companywide documented practices.

The Vendor Contracts Associate will be responsible for.

-Search for new vendors as per company requirements and forecasting
-Build relationship with vendors to maximise cost and contract opportunity benefit for both parties along with understand local regulatory environment, limitations, and vendor service capabilities.
-Work with Vendor to complete qualification, assessment, and collation of required documentation
-Set up and manage required meetings with MRN colleagues and Vendor personnel.
-Negotiate with vendor to agree and execute contract.
-Reconcile and resolve vendor invoicing issues and internal teams.
-Manage equipment & supplies provided for projects and track using Asset tracking system.
-General administration duties as and when required.

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications…

Essential requirements…
-Experience of vendor/ supplier management, which will include sourcing & evaluation of new vendors/suppliers.
-The ability to professionally influence & communicate with internal stakeholders and effectively engage with external vendors.
-The ability to effectively analyse and articulate data
-Excellent planning skills with a positive approach to embracing change and the ability to manage multiple tasks & work independently.
-Use of MS Office, specifically MS Word and MS Excel (intermediate level)

Desirable requirements
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent – science based would be beneficial.
-Basic knowledge of the clinical trials environment
-Prior experience of using Salesforce or another CRM platform.

Why Join us?
At MRN, we value work-life balance and offer a range of benefits to make your time here enjoyable and rewarding. We promote ambition and provide excellent training, mentoring, and career development opportunities. Our core benefits include:

-Generous paid leave, including an additional day off for your birthday.
-Medical and life insurance coverage.
-Annual bonus scheme.
-Employee Assistance Program including 24/7 access to healthcare professionals and well-being support.
-Flexible working hours and remote work options (role specific).

Ready to Join Our Team? If this opportunity aligns with your skills and aspirations, we’d love to hear from you! Please click ‘apply now’ or email

MRN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer
We are an equal opportunity employer who values diversity. Our aim is to work simultaneously to promote a more inclusive and safer environment for everyone, which attracts all candidates and portrays our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity. Our aim is to ensure your application, interview process and transition to MRN is simple and personal. If you require any adjustments for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please get in touch.

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