Clinical Partnership Liaison Leader

Location: New York City, NY
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $1.00 - $1.00
Date: 7/11/2018
Job ID: 02607925
Job Description
Global Pharmaceutical company is looking for a Clinical Partnership Liaison
Must have pharmaceutical, Biotech or CRO experience at this senior level.
located in NYC must work in the office three days/week
  • The Partnership Liaison is a key leadership role within Clinical Operations Business Operations Management.  
  • The role is responsible for implementing and driving the success of the Clinical Development sourcing strategy. 
  • The role is accountable for Clinical Development alliances with clinical site networks, academic groups and clinical service providers (Clinical Labs including but not limited to material supply vendors, safety laboratories, and sample logistics services and Clinical CROs).  
  • Leads strategic clinical site selection and landscaping activities in specific therapeutic areas.
  • Leads the identification, analysis of capabilities and performance of service providers and clinical CROs, academic groups and clinical site network alliances.
  • Leads the clinical development governance of   strategic clinical CROs.
  • The role is accountable for being the   Clinical Development Relationship Manager of clinical site networks, academic networks and selected CROs and Service Providers, providing leadership and oversight and addressing operational opportunities and issues that arise during clinical project execution.
  • Provide guidance and support to Senior Clinical Operations Leaders and Clinical Operations Leaders in the execution of the   Clinical Development accounts.
  • Develops and implements best practices in all operational aspects of strategic sourcing and study placement in clinical development.
  • Job Primary Responsibilities & Accountabilities: - Drives the delivery of the DTA’s early clinical development portfolio through the specification, identification, selection & operational management of external service providers (including clinical site networks, KOLs, CROs, ARO, academic institutions)
  • Responsible for ensuring the implementation of an aligned sourcing strategy across DTAs and functions to drive portfolio delivery.
  • Accountable for  Clinical development Alliances, internal and external collaborations, including the Clinical Country Operations (CCO) group and partner groups (Chugai).
  • The single point of contact for all study teams for managing all aspects of the operational relationship with key strategic alliances, clinical site networks and DTA-aligned niche CROs. 
  • Accountable for identification and management of opportunities and resolution of operational issues that arise with these accounts.
  • Establishes relationships with appropriate key clinical investigators and sites across all indications, drives investigator engagement with  group
  • Oversight and governance to deliver best practice and consistency in   Clinical Development sourcing (processes & procedures, decision-making, documentation, roles & responsibilities etc.) for the   Clinical Development organization
  • Develops an operational framework to proactively manage the ongoing relationships with key partners  - monitors clinical site network, academic partner and CRO performance using fact based assessment (e.g. through metrics) to drive external provider performance excellence, develop best practice and inform future provider decisions 
  • Ensure cross-fertilization of vendor knowledge and practices across the lifecycle.
  • Works with   Clinical Development Quality & Performance Excellence and PDQ in the assessment of QA standards and performance of all external operational partners.
  • Leads DTA specific sourcing discussions with stakeholders from the respective functions as well as providing analysis on clinical studies.
  • Ensure all partnerships and other relationships under their management are implemented according to ethical/regulatory /legal requirements.
  • Life Science degree and/or equivalent experience
  • MBA, PhD  or equivalent higher degree desirable
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience leading clinical trials, including large global clinical trials, and experience of a diverse range of external provider models. Comprehensive clinical operations  experience including relevant experience working with clinical site networks, CROs and/or academic partners
  • Experience in Early Clinical Development essential
SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS [note: bold skills and certification are required]
MUST have CRO /Clinical Vendor oversight experience 
Strong Study management / Clinical Trial experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech or CRO industries 
Strong Operational background