Vendor Contracts Manager

Location: United States


Requisition Number: 7191

Position Title: Vendor Contracts Manager

External Description:

Who we are

Worldwide Clinical Trials (Worldwide), a leading global contract research organization (CRO), works in partnership with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to create customized solutions that advance new medications – from discovery to reality. Anchored in our company’s scientific heritage, our dedicated therapeutic focus on cardiovascular, metabolic, neuroscience, oncology, and rare diseases, is applied to develop flexible plans and solve problems quickly for our customers.


Our talented team of 3,000+ professionals spans 60+ countries. We are united in cause with our customers to improve the lives of patients through new and innovative therapies.   


Why Worldwide


We believe everyone plays an important role in making a world of difference for patients and their caregivers. From our hands-on, accessible leaders, to our cohesive and supportive teams, we are committed to enabling professionals from all backgrounds and experiences to succeed. We prioritize cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment that continues to promote collaboration and creativity. We are proud to be a workplace where people thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work every day. Join us! 


What Vendor Management does at Worldwide

The vendor management team works cross-functionally across Worldwide to drive outsourced service excellence, control costs, manage and mitigate risks stemming from outsourced services and gain increased value from our vendors throughout the partnership life cycle.
Vendor Management is responsible for managing the life cycle of our vendors from sourcing, identification, onboarding, managing, development and off-boarding of vendors.
We strive to build a mutually beneficial relationship with our vendors and convert a regular business transaction into a long-standing partnership.

What you will do

  • Draft, review, and negotiate vendors agreement and general business purpose agreements in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures.  Review contract documents for internal and external accuracy and technical completeness.
  • Perform risk analysis to identify potential risks and liabilities associated with vendor contracts and offer alternative provisions to facilitate mitigation and correction.  Escalate as necessary to the department head and legal counsel.
  • Engage appropriate internal subject matter experts to assist with and participate in information gathering, document development, contract issue reviews, and pricing discussions.
  • Prepare documents in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures.  Manage the contract/issue approval process.  Document all required approvals including deviations from policies, business processes, and standard operating procedures, including legal and management authorizations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of business and legal terms and conditions that are consistent within the CRO industry.

What you will bring to the role:

  • Ability to work independently with confidence.
  • Strong planning, strategizing, managing, monitoring, scheduling, and analytical skills.
  • Effective legal and business negotiation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in a fast-paced, deadline oriented, and changing environment.
  • Effective stakeholder management with cross functional teams for process improvement and/or change initiatives.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to articulate via the phone and in person with a high degree of professionalism.

Your Experience 

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health, or Finance, plus nominal contracts management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A Juris Doctor degree with concentration in contracts/transactional law is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of direct experience with CRO in negotiating vendor agreements.
  • Advanced Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).




Employment Type: Regular

Community / Marketing Title: Vendor Contracts Manager

Company Profile:

We’re a global, mid-size CRO that pushes boundaries, innovates and invents — because the path to a cure for the world’s most persist diseases is not paved by those who play it safe, but by those who take pioneering, creative approaches, and implement them with quality and excellence. We are experts, bright thinkers, dreamers and doers and, together, we are changing the way the world experiences CROs, in the best possible way.


CountryEEOText_Description: Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to enabling professionals from all backgrounds and experiences to succeed and, to that end, we prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, military status, or other class protected by applicable law. Worldwide is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where people thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work every day.

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We only accept resumes from staffing organizations with pre-approved contractual agreements. Please do not forward resumes directly to our hiring managers, jobs alias, or any other company location. Unsolicited resumes from employment agencies will not be considered and Worldwide is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.