Job Summary For one of the Top 4 global players in the pharmaceutical industry DOCS is hiring a Senior Contract Manager (m/f) to manage vendor and CRO contracts. If you want to develop further into Outsourcing and Contract Management in the pharmaceutical industry and by doing so helping to improve treatment of today's biggest challenges to public health, than this might be for you. This role manages the outsourcing contracts of clinical development projects to external service providers on behalf of Global Clinical Operations, allowing on-time, on budget and on quality delivery of clinical data to support the potential registration of new products. The role will require the use of advanced analytical skills to review complex clinical study assumptions and budget data and will require business knowledge of the clinical development process and close collaboration with internal and external key stakeholders. Roles & Responsibilities of the position • Accountable for the budget and contract negotiations with service providers, including all preceding and subsequent contracts, balancing time, cost and quality considerations • Participate as subject matter expert in clinical trial teams to support study progress and the program development throughout the lifecycle of a development compound • Responsible for the identification of new service providers and management of structured evaluations of existing preferred service providers • Drives the development and adaptation of Service Provider Management business procedures Job Requirements • A degree in a scientific, legal or business discipline • Expertise in contracting and outsourcing of clinical services, specifically CRO's • 3-5 years of experience in drug development in a pharmaceutical company or CRO • Background in clinical operations within a pharmaceutical company, CRO or institution • High expertise in negotiating CRO contracts and budgets and identifying cost drivers • Advanced analytical and strategic skills • Excellent negotiation skills • Fluent English language skills Remuneration & other details - Permanent contract with DOCS. - Full time, ideally office based in Frankfurt/Main area. Home office possible. - Great pipeline of studies -> very good long term perspective. - Top 4 global player in the pharmaceutical industry. Why this vacancy is right for you: We offer an exciting and challenging work environment for clinical research professionals looking for an opportunity to contribute to the success of a company dedicated to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing pharmaceuticals that improve health and quality of life. Interested? Please submit your CV to or call me on (0) . We are looking forward to your application.