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Loxo@Lilly Manager, Clinical Contracts & Outsourcing, Vendor Management in Topeka, Kansas

Loxo@Lilly conducts discovery research, clinical development and regulatory affairs for oncology, with the goal of creating a pipeline of therapies that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Loxo@Lilly was created in December 2019, combining the Lilly Research Laboratories oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly in early 2019. The unit has team members in Louisville, CO, Indianapolis, IN, New York City, NY, South San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, Stamford, CT, and Madrid, Spain.

The Manager, Clinical Contracts (Vendor Management) will independently negotiate and finalize master agreements, clinical trial agreements, general services agreements, consultancy agreements, lab services, and amendments for vendors in support of Clinical Operations. This role requires the ability to solve complex problems that require ingenuity, innovation, and creativity as well as full knowledge and understanding of clinical research phases I-IV. The ability to collaborate and lead collaborations with clinical trial teams, study start-up groups, investigational sites and vendors to verify and develop budget and negotiate cost savings is imperative. This individual must be able to champion cross-functional collaboration with various internal and external stakeholders (including legal, regulatory, compliance and finance) to negotiate contract revisions.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Negotiates and executes agreements and budgets including but not limited to: master agreements, clinical trial agreements, general services agreements and amendments

  • Independently collaborates with clinical trial teams and other internal stakeholders, study start-up groups, investigational sites, and vendors to verify and develop budget, negotiate cost savings and ensure delivery of fully executed contracts in support of timely study start-up to meet departmental and organizational goal to meet departmental and organizational goals

  • Evaluates potential investigator sites from a financial and historical study start-up time perspective for critical site feasibility and selection to provide input for investigator selection decisions

  • Formulate request for proposals (RFP) for clinical services including bidding process and scope of work (SOW)

  • Maintains proactive relationship with finance to ensure that all financial requirements are satisfied

  • Liaison between clinical service groups (SMO, CRO), legal and clinical trial teams for outsourced trials

  • Provides a high level of negotiation expertise to resolve complex and “deal breaker” issues with external parties

  • Meet regularly with Legal to review agreements and business decision issues.

  • Aids in developing contracts concepts and techniques and solves complex contractual problems that require ingenuity, innovation, and creativity

  • Independently collaborates cross functionally with Legal, Regulatory, Compliance, and Finance to negotiate contract wording changes

Required Qualifications and Preferred Background:

  • BS degree in business administration, finance, science or related field or equivalent on the job experience may be considered; advanced degree a plus

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in pharmaceutical services with 5 years of hands-on, vendor side clinical contract management; full life cycle management of vendor side clinical contracts including, but not limited to: requests for RFPs, budgeting, benchmarking, contract negotiations and management, change orders, etc.

  • High degree of organizational, analytical, and team management skills

  • Ability to handle complex budgets

  • Computer literacy with document and spreadsheet applications

  • Ability to work on complex, multi-faceted projects

  • Proven negotiation skills and vast knowledge of clinical trial agreements

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with other accomplished professionals within and across functions/teams; Strong collaborator

  • Strong communication skills both written and oral

  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities rapidly to meet tight deadlines

  • Professional demeanor

  • Detail oriented and well organized

  • Good and thoughtful listener

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and keen to improve processes and overcome any inefficiencies

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and applications

Loxo Oncology, Inc. (Loxo) currently anticipates that the base salary for the Manager position level could range from between $103,200 to $151,423 and will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. This position also will be eligible for a company bonus(depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Loxo provides a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including vacation, medical, dental and vision benefits; participation in a 401(k) plan; life and accidental death and disability coverage; parental leave benefits and employee discounts for certain items. The compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Further, Loxo reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion.

Available locations for this role:

  • Remote

  • South San Francisco, CA

  • Stamford, CT

Physical Demands/ Travel:

The physical demands of this job are consistent with light office duties .

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment:

This position’s work environment is in an office.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the role and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Loxo Oncology, Inc. is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law).

Loxo Oncology, Inc. (“Loxo”) is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process for positions at Loxo, please email loxoaccommodation@loxooncology.com for further assistance. Please note, this email address is intended for use to request an accommodation as a part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.