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Manager, Vendor Support (TEMPORARY)

Location San Rafael, California
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

Clinical Laboratory & Biospecimen Management (CLBM) is part of BioMarin’s Development Sciences Operations (DSO), which coordinates the execution
of the various phases of clinical trials during drug development. CLBM is comprised of four groups: 1.) Study Operations & Sample Request,
2.) Technical Operations, 3.) Vendor & Operational Performance Support and 4.) Vendor Support. The 4 CLBM groups either directly manages or
supports the management of the central and specialty laboratories and tracks biospecimens (human) from collection to their final disposition.
CLBM accomplishes these activities by ensuring all processes and procedures are efficient, effective, well-documented and align with the protocols,
informed consents, testing requirements and protocol timelines.The Manager reports to the Executive Director of CLBM and is a critical leadership position in CLBM that oversees the Vendor Support group and
participates in key CLBM internal initiatives. The Manager demonstrates foundational/advanced level of independence in engaging cross-functional
colleagues to assist in sourcing activities, financial reviews and determining if there is a need for specialty lab services and the related scientific and
operational criteria for laboratory selections. The Manager’s responsibilities also include partnering with other CLBM groups, cross-functional
colleagues and cross-functional working groups to develop optimized business processes and workflows to achieve department and corporate goals.At the Manager level, this individual should demonstrate foundational/advanced abilities across multiple core competencies: Communication, Problem
Solving, Planning, Teamwork, and Proactivity. Likewise, the Manager needs technical skills across several key central competencies for CLBM, which
include: Project Management, Central and Specialty Lab Vendor Management, Biospecimen Management, Finance and Budget Tracking and
Management, and Vendor Sourcing/Selection.SUMMARY DESCRIPTIONThe Manager, CLBM Vendor Support position is a key leader in the CLBM Management Team and participates in strategic and leadership meetings and
discussions. A Manager has begun demonstrating foundational/advanced of relevant biospecimen technical content and can be relied on to take on a
range of possible roles, including:
• Vendor Support Roles: The manager will be part of the CLBM team that is involved in various vendor sourcing activities, financial reviews and

metric generation along with interfacing with the various scientists to obtain needed vendor information for specialty lab selection. The manager will
partner with Biospecimen Operations Managers (BOMs) and Biospecimen Operations Associates (BOAs) to support the management of central and
specialty labs as related to sourcing, contract review, analyte and specialty lab selection.The Manager, CLBM Vendor Support, will also take on leadership roles focused on developing relevant SOPs and WIs in collaboration with CLBM’s
Vendor & Operational Performance Support group and training of BOMs on pertinent contract financial tracking.The Manager, CLBM Vendor Support, may manage a small team in the future.The Manager, CLBM Vendor Support, has demonstrated foundational/advanced skills, at a minimum, in all relevant core competencies and likewise
has demonstrated foundational/advanced skills of most technical competencies.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Vendor ManagementCentral Lab/Specialty Labs • Serve as BOM for one program or select studies as necessary. • Collaborate with Senior Biospecimen Operation Manager (s) and/or Associate Director to track historical performance of central and specialty labs
to help CLBM team make informed sourcing decisions. • Collaborate with CLBM Vendor & Operational Performance Support group to develop SOPs and WIs related to financial and contractual review. • Collaborate with CLBM’s Technical Operations and Study Operations & Sample Request groups to develop solutions that build efficiencies in vendor
support processes. • Perform financial and contractual review in support of all BOMs. • Observe trends and inconsistencies and then identify and recommend standardized sourcing, contracting and financial processes for CLBM as well
as with cross-functional groups. • Play a leadership role at Business Review meetings (e.g., contract/budget meetings and Joint Operation Committees [JOC]) for all relevant
vendors. • Interact with scientists in BioAnalytical Sciences and Clinical Genomics to define and identify the appropriate biospecimen type for a planned
analyte and its associated assay that needs to be performed by a specialty lab that is recommended by our scientific colleagues as dictated by the
protocol. • Generate, provide and store relevant metrics and performance perspective in support of Executive Operation Committee (EOC) meetings and to
support internal cross-functional colleagues requests.Other • Take a leadership role in smaller CLBM functional improvement projects and/or participate in major functional or cross-functional initiatives. • Coach BOMs on review of contracts and budgets.Key interactionsThe Manager, CLBM Vendor Support, will work closely with the CLBM team and other cross-functional groups such as: Development Sciences
Business Operations, Global Strategic Sourcing, Clinical Operations/GMAF Study Management, Clinical Data Management, Legal, Development
Sciences Quality, Translational Sciences, and other Development Sciences teams as well as external Labs.The Manager, CLBM Vendor Support should demonstrate foundational/advanced skills in Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making, and
Influencing and Persuasion. In order to be successful in the role, the Manager must be able to: • Successfully mediate conflict, develop rapport with decision makers, and solve problems in a big-picture and stakeholder-supported way. • Foster mutually beneficial working relationships and skillfully leverage recognition of team values and goals for motivation. • Motivate and empower teams, including by inspiring individuals, gaining buy-in, and adjusting style to the needs and maturity level of the team.Individuals in this role are also expected to have foundational/advanced variety of technical competencies, including Biospecimen Management
Processes, Vendor Management and Lab Operations, and Good Practices and Compliance. This includes: • Knowledge of CLBM best practices and an ability to leverage this knowledge to lead continuous improvement efforts within and outside of the
CLBM team. • Deep familiarity with potential for vendor “push-back” on escalated issues and an aptitude for resolving these issues effectively and efficiently. • Understanding of the regulatory environment, relevant changes, and their impact on study design, execution, and biospecimen-related processes.PEOPLE MANAGEMENTThis role may manage up to 2 direct reports at some time in the future.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE• BA/BS in life sciences or related degree. Advanced degree preferred. Project/program management preferred. Experience in lieu of education
accepted.• 8 years of relevant experience working in the pharmaceutical industry (including CROs, study sites, central labs, specialty labs, and biorepositories).• 4 years of relevant technical experience working with biospecimen management, lab management, biobanking, biomarker operations or similar
organizations.• 4 years of relevant vendor management experience including contracting, financial review, meeting management, timeline tracking, deliverables
and risk management.• At least 1 year of people management experience.WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL DEMANDS / TRAVELThe employee may frequently be required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle,
or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.EQUIPMENT • Computer work utilizing common business software programs. • Experienced in the following software: Microsoft Office Products, Visio, Project Management, SharePoint, Labmatrix (track biobank biospecimens
and processes) and

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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