Associate Director Central Lab Vendor Management

Open for hire at one of the following locations –  Cambridge Erie Street, Cambridge Hamilton Street, Cambridge Sidney Street, London, Mainz Goldgrube. - Job ID: 6502 - Hiring Manager: Gordon Ueck  


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Associate Director Central Lab Vendor Management 


Associate Director* Central Lab Vendor Management

In this role you will take responsibility for the vendor management and oversight activities for our strategic/preferred partner for Central Lab and Specialty Lab services. Responsibility for other vendors in a regulated environment as well as driving for continuous improvement of our business processes will also be part of the role.


Your main responsibilities are 

  • Active engagement and strong relationship management with our strategic/preferred Central & Specialty Lab vendor to ensure effective vendor oversight for the outsourced portfolio of Central/Specialty lab services.
  • Lead vendor related performance management incl. KPI tracking/documentation and related improvement initiatives to ensure compliance, quality and contribution in the timely delivery of trial milestones.
  • Define strategies and ideas to develop, improve and strengthen collaboration through data and digital focused initiatives.
  • Actively drive issue management and mitigation processes and ensure effective vendor governance incl. preparation, conduct and follow-up of governance meetings.
  • Monitor and maintain vendor management documentation, SLAs and manuals and initiate necessary updates, enhancements and corrective actions.
  • Strive for continuous process improvement ideas and their implementation to support the functional growth of the vendor management team.
  • Close collaboration with business stakeholders such as Clinical Procurement, Clinical Operations, Quality Assurance as well as other enabling functions such as Legal and Finance


What you have to offer 

  • University degree in a related field and several years of relevant professional experience (> 8 years)
  • Profound knowledge in Central Lab vendor management, clinical outsourcing with focus Central Lab category or previous working experience at a Central Lab.
  • Comprehension of clinical trial processes, supplier relationship management in complex study programs and latest developments in CRO and Central Lab industry as a whole
  • Excellent skills to negotiate and influence
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors, key stakeholders and external partners
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer-focus with good experience in national and international stakeholder management
  • Ability to engage and lead in a matrix environment
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art legal requirements in vendor management and oversight
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; German advantageous



Benefits for you

BioNTech is committed to the wellbeing of our team members and offers a variety of benefits in support of our diverse employee base. We offer competitive remuneration packages which is determined by the specific role, location of employment and also the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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Note: The availability, eligibility and design of the listed benefits may vary depending on the location. The final requirements for the individual use of our benefits are based on the company's internal policies and applicable law.


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This vacancy is to be hired at one of the following locations – Cambridge Erie Street, Cambridge Hamilton Street, Cambridge Sidney Street, London, Mainz GoldgrubeApply now for your preferred job and location through our careers site.

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