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.
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
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.
Relocation Assistance Provided: No