Clinical Vendor Management Analyst at Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina

Posted in General Business 29 days ago.

Job Description:

Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Inc.

Clinical Vendor Management Analyst


Job ID: 2020-69216
Type: US-Southeast
# of Openings: 1
Category: Contracts Administration



Do you want to watch clinical development change, or do you want to be the one to shape it?

Because we’re hoping you’re here for the latter.

Who are we?

We Are PRA.

We are 18,000+ employees strong, operating in more than 90 countries. We are committed to saving lives and we are constantly striving to be the best at what we do. Our impact is real and we see it every single day. We are getting life saving drugs into the hands those who need them most.

Who are you?

You are inquisitive with advanced analytical skills. You have the abilility to promote and facilitate change.

You want to learn from the best, grow your knowledge and your skill set, and you want to build your career here. You want to use the latest technology and tools in the industry to push the momentum of an already growing company forward. You want to find a balance that still lets you be, well, you. Most of all, you want to do it in a place where you’re more than an employee number. A place you love working.

Still here? Good. Because if this is you, we’d really like to meet you



  • Managing the process of determining business requirements through the creation of sourcing documentation, executing sourcing events via Request for Proposals (RFPs), bid defenses and/or other tools/processes, identifying and selecting suppliers, negotiation of commercial terms, and sourcing implementation.
  • Sub-processes include but are not limited to: Sourcing Strategy & Approach to Market, Sourcing Documentation Creation, Sourcing Event Execution, Negotiation & Supplier Selection, and Sourcing Implementation.


  • Systematically and efficiently managing contract creation with focus on scope of work, budget, payment schedule and key commercial terms, approval and administration, as needed, and compliance to maximize financial and operational performance and minimize risk.
  • Interfaces include but are not limited to: Legal, Finance, IT, HR, Health Care Compliance (HCC) and Tax/Treasure. Sub-processes include but are not limited to: Contracts Creation, Contracts Approval and Administration, as needed, and Contract Management & Compliance.

Supplier Management:

  • Managing the interactions with the organizations that supply the goods and services to sponsor including project-specific relationship management, data review and analysis, performance management and improvement, including but not limited appropriate issue resolution.
  • Sub-processes include but are not limited to: Supplier Performance Management, Conduct Business Reviews, Supplier Risk Management, Supplier Change Management, Supplier Development / Improvement.

Decision-Making and Problem-Solving:

  • Implements and administers standard Procurement policies and processes for multiple departments/geographic area, client groups, or functional projects.
  • Has autonomy and authority to make decisions for his/her unit and activities under his/her responsibility.
  • Exercises judgment independently within scope to develop new approaches and resolve issues. Communicates clearly, concisely and effectively; is results-oriented and customer-focused. Sets priorities, allocates resources.
  • Prioritizes requests and proposes effective cost/customer service alternatives when necessary.
  • Has leadership skills needed to manage teams and influence others.


  • Education Required: BA/BS; Education Preferred: Advanced Degree (MBA, other Master-level degree)
  • 5 to 7 years business experience
  • Experience in procurement is desirable.
  • Prior successful supervisory/people management experience desirable.
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management ® (CPSM®) certification from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) desirable.
  • Project Management Professional® (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) desirable.
  • Experience in the R&D category-related areas (e.g. pharmaceutical industry, drug development, etc.) desirable.

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.