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General Electric Global Sourcing Director – Clinical Services in Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

As a Global Sourcing Director, you will be responsible for the coordination and management of global R&D sourcing needs in support of GE Pharmaceutical Diagnostics’ (PDx) current and planned clinical trials globally including vendor identification and selection, Request for Proposal (RFP) and Bid Defenses, negotiating contracts, managing outsourcing budgets, vendor performance metrics, and vendor oversight/governance. This position will also be responsible for ensuring we maximize the value obtained from partnerships with external providers at study, program or supplier level.

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Responsibilities

  • As an integral member of the PDx Sourcing and R&D teams will be responsible for developing and maintaining a lean and strategic approach to our vendor management for the clinical supply base

  • Ensure all activities with external vendors are awarded and maintained in compliance with Good Clinical Practice, Standard Operating Procedures, and Corporate Policies, Guidelines and Standards.

  • Responsible for maintaining internal collaboration between R&D, Product Management, Supply Chain & Direct material Sourcing (commercial launch planning), Quality and regulatory organisations within the PDx business.

  • Responsible for ensuring the preferred Vendor list is appropriate for the current and future business needs, identifying gaps and identifying suitable suppliers to address the business need both regionally and globally.

  • Manages the identification and selection process of clinical vendor such as CROs, central labs, IVRS, Imaging, ePRO, etc., and support vendors for R&D efforts such as regulatory, quality, etc.

  • Generates Requests for Information (RFI) and Requests for Proposals (RFP)

  • Coordinates bid defenses and proposal review meetings and provides analysis to project teams

  • Contract lifecycle management: manages clinical contracts and change orders, including active negotiation of scope of work, payment terms and budgets

  • Works with Finance on budget/forecasting needs, cash flow, project budgets, etc.

  • In partnership with the Quality and Supplier Quality organisations, ensures quality oversight of suppliers

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with external partners, ensuring ongoing feedback and issue escalation is performed where needed

  • Measure’s supplier performance utilizing Scorecard/Metric activities; and communicating feedback to the supplier, encourage adaptation on best practices across supplier types and development of continuous process improvements/ maintenance

  • Facilitates and executes supplier governance meetings and operating reviews

  • Develops effective partnerships with suppliers and internal stakeholders

  • Identifies current trends in practices in the industry and develops a strategy around these trends that is then well communicated to internal stakeholders and implemented

  • Responsible for simplifying our PO and invoicing processes within the clinical supply base, bringing best practices and trends from the industry and moving all transactions to SAP working in collaboration with both R&D and Sourcing Operations teams

  • Leads and contributes to complex functional or company initiatives and special projects as identified by executive management or business need

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, together with significant related industry experience

  • Significant experience in pharmaceutical research operations, compliance, clinical study execution and supplier/vendor management

  • Experience working within a CRO environment an advantage

  • Strong Interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Established project management skills

  • Strong business acumen and capacity to understand complex industry dynamics (supplier/partner/product relationships)

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact and partner with all levels of management in the company

  • Project management skills to execute complex projects with multiple stakeholders

  • Fast learner: ability to learn enough of a complex industry and products to interact with highly technical experts, internal stakeholders and lead discussions, negotiations

  • Inclusiveness: ability to partner, support and listen and influence a wide array of internal and external

  • Ability to energize, develop and build rapport at all levels within an organization

  • Willing to travel internationally up to 15% of time

Eligibility requirements

A good level of English and a valid work permit

Inclusion and Diversity

GE Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer where inclusion matters. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.

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Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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