Contract Manager, Strategic Contracts Risk, Contracts & Compliance

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 6 months ago

As a Contract Manager, R&D Strategic Contracts, you are part of Global Procurement in the Risk, Contracts & Compliance (RC&C) team's Research & Development Contracts (RDC) group. You will report directly to the Senior Contract Manager, focusing on supporting Third Party Risk Management processes including contract drafting and negotiation. The position is located in South San Francisco, CA.

Global Procurement is a key function that delivers value to Roche by leveraging market knowledge, subject matter expertise and business insights in the procurement of goods and services and the management of Roche's third party spend. Through collaboration with our external suppliers and internal business partners, Global Procurement helps bring innovative tests and medicines to patients.

The Contract Manager will support Third Party Risk Management processes including contract drafting and negotiation. In day to day operations time and effort is required to support and collaborate with a select number of functional stakeholders and cross-divisional global, regional and local procurement stakeholders. The Contract Manager will support document development and negotiations for the R&D group of Risk, Contracts & Compliance.

Your responsibilities:

Develop People

  • Guide People: Guide Procurement staff (and project related staff as appropriate) and provide opportunities for professional development and contribute to feedback for project related staff.

  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Foster teamwork and create a work culture that values collaboration across relevant functions, including functional service providers

Core Accountabilities

  • Execute Operational Activities: Understand the vision, mission and strategy of Global Procurement, RC&C, RDC and business partners. Work closely with Procurement and Business (e.g., gRED, pRED, PD and USMA) stakeholders to deliver the strategy through contracting operations. Manage outsourced business processes in a matrix structure and execute operational tasks when required to maintain service levels. Assure issue resolution and maintain understanding of key aspects of the business process.

  • Functional Expertise in Capability Area: Demonstrate solid knowledge of general contracting operations and applicable systems. Demonstrate expertise in the legal and financial elements of clinical research and development contracts. Advise business partners and understand the importance of issue and business partner relationship management to guarantee process and contract compliance. Ensure compliance with all relevant policies and regulations, including Fair Market Value (FMV) benchmarking, and that legal issues and risks are appropriately evaluated.

  • Provide Insights for Effective Decision-Making: Measure metrics and KPI's for all the related sub processes and monitor performance against established Service Level Agreements. Support FMV assessments through good understanding of FMV concepts and applicable anti-kickback laws. Apply financial concepts and terminology in contract operations. Communicate contract-related risks to business partners, along with strategies or actions required to manage such risks.

  • Ensure Communication of Decisions and Updates Execute process related communication and reporting for distribution through appropriate business channels

  • Contract Drafting: Draft contractual provisions based on strategy discussions, stakeholder input, solid knowledge of clinical research and product development, and organizational needs and expectations.

  • Effective Negotiation: Negotiate and apply skills in new situations. Ensure negotiations are authorized and planned following requirements of all parties, alignment to organizational objectives and within limits of delegated/contractual authority. Lead negotiations teams and guide other professionals in negotiations.

  • Apply legal, compliance and/or 3rd party risk management concepts: Discuss complex terms and conditions. Guide other professionals and advise business partners. Gain extensive delegation of authority from Legal to approve most clauses. Identify risks involved in the related area of responsibility and procurement.

  • Business Relationship Management: Partner with business partners and RC&C and RDC management to ensure delivery of goals and align on support and sourcing strategy, resourcing, metrics, KPIs and quality and/or service levels. Represent RDC on internal and external procurement and business partner initiatives and forums. Analyze contracts-related data to provide strategic recommendations and guidance to business partners. Proactively engage business partners and influence without authority.

  • Support Documentation: Ensure capability specific material and information is up to date and communicated to Procurement and business partners. In alignment with the Capability Building function, provide content input and delivery support for process specific training to global and local stakeholders.

This position is based in South San Francisco and is not eligible for relocation.

Your Qualifications:

  • Extensive related business experience, with JD, PhD, or Masters

  • Proficient contract management experience

  • Risk management experience

  • Demonstrated contract drafting and negotiation skills

  • Excellent analytical, communication, influencing and networking skills

  • Business level fluency in English

  • JD or paralegal credentials or equivalent experience is desired

  • Experience gained in pharmaceutical, biotech or other related industry is preferred

  • Knowledge of Roche Procurement and business stakeholder policies and processes is desired

  • Additional specialized professional legal, compliance or procurement-related certifications (e.g. IAPP Privacy Certification, C.P.M. or equivalent) is desired

  • Experience working in global environment is desired

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Procurement, Procurement > General Procurement


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Contract Manager, Strategic Contracts Risk, Contracts & Compliance

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.