Category Manager for Oncology, Programmatic CRO

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Category Manager, Programmatic CRO. The position will be based in Raritan, NJ, Titusville NJ, Skillman, NJ or Spring House, PA.

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The Programmatic CRO category is responsible for providing the business end to end procurement support on the execution of late phase clinical trials to Clinical Research Organizations (CRO) or Academic Research Organizations (ARO).  This can include all operational activities on the clinical trial from Protocol approval to final Clinical Study Report or just outsourcing a portion of those activities.


This Category Manager will support the Oncology business within the Programmatic CRO Category. This includes the following responsibilities:


Manage the procurement needs and expectations of the Business for outsourced Oncology clinical trials to drive satisfaction while ensuring compliance to procurement standards and alignment with Global Programmatic CRO category sourcing strategy.  This includes establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with CROs/AROs, applicable ancillary suppliers and globally located business partners (Clinical Operations Teams, Therapeutic Areas, External Alliances, Global Services, Legal, Healthcare Compliance and other identified stakeholders) to effectively manage assigned Oncology projects within agreed timelines and to the highest quality possible. 


:  A disciplined approach for reducing total costs of externally purchased Clinical Trial services and improving levels of quality, service and value to the Oncology Business. This Category Manager will be responsible for leading the following activities: Sourcing Event Execution (RFI/RFPs), Detailed Budget Analysis, Supplier Selection, Contract Negotiations (MSA, WO & CO) & execution including requisition to pay activities. The Category Manager is responsible for assessing risks and developing effective and balanced negotiation strategies that drive value for the business.  They will systematically and efficiently manage contract creation, approval, administration and compliance to maximize financial and operational performance and minimize risk. 


They will partner with their project teams and others, as appropriate, to address study specific supplier performance issues and direct issues requiring escalations appropriately. They are responsible for the tracking, maintenance, and reporting of applicable metrics including ensuring accuracy and timely input. 

: Managing the interactions with the CROs/AROs that supply the services to the Oncology business segment including relationship building, data review and analysis, performance management/metrics (KPIs), Supplier risk management and potentially serving as a Global Supplier Relationship Manager (GSRM)


This is not an exhaustive, comprehensive listing of job functions and tasks. Other duties may be performed as assigned

• BA/BS degree.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in procurement or sourcing as a user or provider.
• Must have an understanding of financial and legal contract language.
• Demonstrated functional experience or knowledge of at least one of the following is required: Clinical trials, IVRS, project management, laboratory services, GLPs, CMPs, GCPs.
• Excellent communication skills (oral and written), and a results-oriented and customer-focused attitude.
• Able to prioritize requests and propose effective cost/customer service alternatives when necessary.
• Must have experience exercising judgment in developing new approaches and resolving issues.
• Ability to travel 10% domestic and international.

Preferred Qualifications:
• BA/BS in Business, Life Sciences or related field.
• Advanced degree; MBA, Ph.D., JD, etc.
• Experience in the pharmaceutical industry and in drug development.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan
Other Locations
North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House, North America-United States-New Jersey-Titusville, North America-United States-New Jersey-Skillman
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