Allergan Senior Manager, R&D Procurement in Madison, New Jersey

Senior Manager, R&D Procurement

Madison, New Jersey, United States at

▾ ▸ 1 additional location

Irvine, California, United States

May 02, 2018Post Date

175686Requisition #

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Job Overview

The Senior Manager, R&D Procurement - Clinical Services will actively support the development and implementation of strategies for the Allergan clinical services sourcing categories. In doing so, the Manager, R&D Procurement - Clinical Services works closely with Allergan Legal, Global Brands R&D (including Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, and the Chief Medical Officer organizations), Finance, and Global Procurement teams to ensure these strategies and their related implementation plans are managed proactively and through cross-functional teams.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Strategic Sourcing : Actively contribute to the development and implementation of sourcing strategies for R&D clinical services. Lead and support the supplier selection process, including the selection of transactional and preferred vendors, for designated studies, programs and/or services.

  • Achieve Significant Synergies and Cost Savings : Proactively support clinical services category assessment teams to ensure that all potential opportunities for operational, quality, and financial synergies are identified, tracked, and implemented.

  • Ensure that cost savings are achieved whenever possible without placing risk on the company’s quality, operational, timeline, and projected revenue requirements. Ensure the communication and alignment of these synergy and savings targets across business partners and organizational leaders to provide consistency of message and approach.

  • Contract Management : Develop and foster relationships with preferred/alliance suppliers to ensure clear communication, create an environment of partnership, and agreed-to contractually committed levels of service, quality, delivery, and cost.

  • Requirement Definitions : Proactively work with business partners to identify sourcing and contracting requirements in advance of supplier communications to ensure clear specifications, requirements, and alignment across the Allergan team prior to initiating requests or agreements with suppliers.

  • Periodically review and update the specifications documents to ensure that the changes to study requirements are being monitored and captured for clinical services.

  • Request Proposals : Follow a high-quality, consistent, expeditious and effective process to ensure that the proper sources of supply are evaluated and selected to support the business need.

  • Prepare, finalize, and distribute requests for proposal to suppliers with a team of internal Allergan stakeholders.

  • Manage the receipt and internal distribution of supplier responses and, as appropriate, review proposals, conduct bid evaluation analyses, coordinate bid defenses with the supplier and Allergan teams, compile selection criteria/requirements, and facilitate decision-making process to ensure objectivity and adherence to selection criteria while meeting the team’s timelines. Provide ad hoc sourcing and analytical support for projects managed by the Director, R&D Procurement - Clinical Services or peers in the R&D Procurement team.

  • Negotiate Agreements : Negotiate master services, confidentiality, service standards, and other supplier agreements based on Allergan templates and with the support of Allergan functional and legal teams to ensure high quality, provide clarity, obtain competitive costs, document timelines, and mitigate risk.

  • Ensure that the negotiations meet the cost savings and synergy targets. Interact with the Legal, Finance, and other departments, as needed, to ensure cross departmental alignment with respect to processes and policies for contract development, approval, execution, and management.

  • Category Profile and Maintenance : Document and maintain a comprehensive category profile for the R&D/Clinical services category.

  • Manage the contract life-cycle for the preferred suppliers classified under each category (e.g. renewing expiring contracts, updating pricing annually, monitor discount structures/tiers


  • Demonstrated ability to lead the development of contract management processes.

  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively with executives and senior leaders, both internally and externally.

  • Excellent business/financial acumen, proficient in leading and managing cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to lead, motivate, influence and drive change at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to understand the factors affecting the finances and/or operations of suppliers.

  • Excellent global supplier management skills with ability foster and leverage professional relationships.

  • Ability to identify and solve complex contractual, process, operational business challenges, and know when to seek assistance.

  • Clear understanding of clinical R&D supplier and sponsor businesses, financial drivers, & competencies.

  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally 10-20% of the time.

  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years in biotechnology/ pharmaceutical industry or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years direct experience in a clinical outsourcing/contracts function.

  • Ideally, with direct engagement with CROs and other clinical suppliers.

  • A combination of education and professional experience is acceptable to meet these requirements.


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in business or relevant technical discipline.

  • Preferred: Master’s Degree in relevant field and/or Juris Doctorate (JD)

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.