Manager, Vendor Relationship Oversight

ABA Search, Foster City, Santa Monica CA

Manager, Vendor Relationship Oversight

Industry: Pharma

Status:  Direct Hire - Employee

Location:  Foster City, California, 94404




Headquartered in the Bay Area, our client is one of the world’ s leading biopharmaceutical companies. The company focuses on researching and developing medical technology, striving to simplify international care for all those affected by life-threatening illnesses. Boasting a portfolio of highly successful output, the company has marketed twenty-one products, including complete treatment for HIV and chronic hepatitis C.




You will be a part of a company that spans six contents, employs over 8, 000 people, and generates over $30 billion in revenue. The company will offer you the opportunity to participate in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan, which allows you to contribute 1 to 15 percent of your salary to purchase stock at a discount, as well as the 401(k) plan with a matching contribution of 100%.



  • The person in this role will be manage a complex and large scale vendor book of business, as well as oversee vendor accountability and delivery

  • You will accurately translate organizational focus and strategic or emerging vendors as assigned across the vendor base

  • You will lead evaluation of business processes and process improvement opportunities, as well as implement risk management plans, quality agreements, and relationship management plans

  • You will cascade functional or portfolio level decisions and serve as an escalation point for vendor issue resolution and risk mitigation plans

  • You will lead or support developmental initiatives and change management activities, while effectively interacting with all levels of leadership, including external vendor leadership




  • 8+ years of relevant experience in direct vendor oversight or alliance management in biotechnology or pharmaceutical company
  • Proven knowledge of clinical research across functionalities, as well as cultural awareness to work with global teams
  • Prior experience developing or managing vendor governance models
  • Bachelor’ s degree required




At ABA, we value professionalism, honesty, and hard work. We’ re positive, innovative thinkers, and we use creativity to turn challenges into opportunities. We love to learn, and we continuously seek new ways to deepen our expertise. We’ re energized by the legal  industry, passionate about staffing, and committed to the success of our clients and candidates. That' s what makes us “ the name to know in recruitment.”
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