Vendor Contracts Associate

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North America
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This role sits within our Vendor Contracts Management team. The key focus of the Vendor Contracts team is to select, onboard and manage the ongoing performance of a wide range of new vendors in disciplines such as nursing, couriers, equipment providers and external services. These relationships are critical to ensuring the successful implementation of our decentralised clinical trial projects around the globe.

About the role…

As a Vendor Contracts Associate, you will be leading the search and qualification of new vendors, collating and analysing the required data, managing meetings between MRN colleagues and Vendor personnel and taking part in the assessment of information and related decisions on Vendor Governance. You will build trusted and mutually beneficial relationship with vendors, maximising contract opportunities for both parties. Once engaged, you will work in partnership to finalise project scope, create RFP documentation and costings requirements and then negotiate, agree and execute contracts.

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications…

We are looking for talented individuals who thrive in a very busy environment. Highly analytical, numerate, self-motivated and have skills in influencing and persuading.

It’s Essential you have:

  • A degree or equivalent – science based would be beneficial
  • Basic knowledge of the clinical trials environment
  • Basic knowledge of procurement process
  • Experience in use of CRM’s
  • Good familiarity with MS Word & Excel

Role based: Chicago with flexible working options

Contract type: Permanent/Full-time

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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.