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Project Manager (R&D)

Kelly Services
Chicago, IL 60684
Position Title: Project Manager (Contract)

Location: North Chicago, IL

Hourly pay rate: $48.00 to $52.00 (Depending on experience)

Position Summary:

+ Relationship lead for key vendors supporting management of complex, cross-functional operational and relationship aspects of global vendors across development. Responsible for leadership and expertise of category and associated vendor strategy. Accountable for oversight of category portfolio to execute and maintain successful relationships; driving the alignment and implementation of business strategies for sourcing that define the value of the procured services. Drives business priorities through vendor oversight and ensures efficient process are in place to deliver on both business and relationship goals. Stays abreast of emerging and changing practices, technologies, regulations, policies, and approaches with outsourced services and brings innovative solutions forward.

Responsibilities :

+ Responsible for operational and relationship management aspects of global vendors involved in projects overseeing alignment.

+ Develops agendas and leads operational governance meetings with internal and external stakeholders.

+ Acts the single point of contact between vendor and the business group to promote vendor accountability, mitigate risks, deliver operational

+ efficiencies aligned with performance expectations of the relationship.

+ Effectively communicates progress/concerns and actively identifies issues/risks that potentially impact projects, systems or processes and

+ recommends solutions.

+ Is aware of internal and external business environments, establishes vendor performance measures, oversees vendor performance aligned

+ with KPIs and assists in making modification to performance criteria, as necessary.

+ Demonstrates expertise of vendor category and supports development and implementation of the vendor strategy and associated operational

+ business processes.

+ Identifies performance and resource gaps relative to outsourced services and collaborates on corrective actions aligned with best practices.

+ Takes initiative to collaborate with stakeholders to resolve issues and mitigate risks; escalates issues to first line management and significant

+ issues to Sr. Leadership and vendor.

+ Facilitates collaborations with business stakeholders and vendors to identify and implement efficient, high-quality, compliant business

+ processes with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation.

+ Supports or leads cross functional complex projects and initiatives.

Qualifications :

+ Minimum Bachelors degree (or ex-US equivalent) is required, typically in the field of business economics, science or health administration.

+ Must have 6+ years of clinical development experience (and/or applicable work experience); including 3+ years (and/or applicable work

+ experience); working with global third-party vendors.

+ Demonstrated experience working in cross matrix teams and leading cross functional projects.

+ Demonstrates critical thinking for conflict resolution, risk management and organizational alignment.

+ Considered a Subject Matter Expert for vendor relationships and competent in the application of standard business procedures (SOPs, ICH,

+ Global Regulations, Ethics and Compliance).

+ Strong interpersonal, negotiation, communication, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.

+ Experience analyzing complex business problems and facilitating the design of innovative solutions.

+ Ability to clearly craft compelling business cases, sell new ideas and influence vendor direction.

+ Excellent cross-functional partnership skills; knows how to work across an organization to achieve objectives and meet timelines

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-02-10 Expires: 2021-03-13

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