Global Clinical Buyer

  1. Bridgewater,NJ
  2. Sep 09, 2017
  3. Government : Military

Job Title: Global Clinical Buyer  (7330061)
Duration:  6 Months
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Client: A Big Pharmaceutical Company


  • This position supports the local and global clinical procurement buying and is responsible for analysing, developing and challenging aspects of new and ongoing clinical services.
  • The position works closely with clinical operations and other business partners to assess and manage all outsourcing needs in support of Phase I through Phase IV studies.
  • Implements and ensures alignment with the global strategy defined by the Global Lead Buyers at the project level
  • Work closely with the DPL/Head of Global Clinical Buyers  to align the strategy with the specificities of the therapeutic area/functional strategy
  • Apply the best strategies for specific project(s) and/or critical purchasing activities in compliance with approved vendors
  • Lead and conduct RFP process with business partner support
  • Administers procurement activities, including selecting sources of supply, approving purchase orders, managing relationships with suppliers/negotiating terms of contracts while ensuring compliance standards.
  • Negotiates and challenges suppliers to be as cost effective as possible, ensure minimal risk to the company while reducing overall cost to the company and alleviating business risk.
  • Ensures the procurement of company materials and supplies, services and investments at the best market conditions for his/her perimeter
  • Responsible for evaluating alternative solutions suggested by new suppliers aimed at the improvement of procurement.
  • Manage, ad hoc, specific project(s) and/or critical activities related to the procurement function.
  • Ensure appropriate reporting/documentation inspection readiness, compliance and procurement performance
  • Clinical Spend Category is a very complex one, with over 20 HACATs (categories of spend). 
  • It is global in nature.  Primary customers are the R&D and CSO.  The nature of this spend category is volatile, with the need to manage definition of needs, changes mid-services, regulatory constraints and high level of compliance.  Fundamental understanding of clinical development process is needed to succeed in this position; however, this can be learned on the job.


  • Requirements for Education / Experience
  • BS/BA or international university degree required, Degree in science, engineering, economics, sales or business related fields

 Experience / Skills Desired

  • Strong verbal and written ability with the English language
  • Clinical operations or development, Project management, Procurement or other relevant work experience (2-7 years in healthcare, vaccines, pharmaceuticals experience)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Masters or MBA degree preferred but not mandatory.
  • Clinical and/or pharmaceutical Research & Development understanding
  • Negotiation skills and experience
  • Ability to influence, drive change, and be extremely diplomatic, demonstrated competencies in problem solving.
  • Proven ability to deliver results with cross-functional teams
  • Global mindset and intercultural awareness

 Ability to:

  • Support requestors to format their requirements, ensure adequate work scope and clarity for suppliers' comprehension to ease outsourcing process forecast the cost to support the establishment of the budgets
  • Provide suppliers market analysis
  • Assess the market in order to identify other potential suppliers, if needed to learn, comprehend and utilize procurement principles including finance and legal terms.
  • Selects and recommend a subset of potential suppliers to satisfy the requirements competitiveness, delivery, regulatory compliance to ensure a proper competitive leverage define and manage a negotiation plan

Interested candidates can share their most updated resume at or reach out to me at 973-295-4583


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