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Global Head of Vendor Management Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Global Head of Vendor Management

Medpace, Inc. - Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 9/15/2021 - Expires: 12/14/2021

Job ID: 231733735


Job Description

Global Head of Vendor Management

Job Locations

United States-OH-Cincinnati


Account Management & Finance


Medpace is a full-service clinical contract research organization (CRO). We provide Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Our mission is to accelerate the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics through its scientific and disciplined approach. We leverage local regulatory and therapeutic expertise across all major areas including oncology, cardiology, metabolic disease, endocrinology, central nervous system, anti-viral and anti-infective. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, employing approximately 3,500 people across almost 40 countries.


Lead a team responsible for all stages of contract lifecycle including risk management analysis, due diligence, requirements gathering, RFP preparations, selection, negotiation, and termination;
Develop and implement cross-functional process improvement strategies to advance vendor data, infrastructure, and analytics across GRC (governance, risk and compliance) and enterprise systems;
Assess vendor risk in accordance with established policies and regulations, including establishment of risk assessment guidelines for evolving and expanding services;
Provide strategic oversight and escalation in managing vendor performance to ensure financial and operational objectives;
Lead and manage the development of standards for vendor engagements and processes;
Evolve and expand Medpace's preferred vendor relationships, enabling streamlined selection and strategic pricing negotiations with vendors;
Lead and execute vendor selection and evaluation, pricing and contract negotiations, and vendor contract compliance for key services;
Apply understanding of policies and procedures associated with purchase contracts such as indemnification and amendments;
Liaise cross-functionally to troubleshoot and provide resolution to vendor service and process issues;
Liaise with management and internal stakeholders on key projects; and
May be responsible for other projects and responsibilities as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in relevant field;
7+ years of relevant service;
Ability to lead a team;
Experiencing building relationships and negotiating with vendors.

Why Medpace?

When you join Medpace, you become part of a team dedicated to supporting the development of ground-breaking drugs and devices. Our employees provide hope for those living with debilitating diseases. We invite you to be a part of something that is impacting millions of people around the globe while enjoying a competitive total compensation and benefits package and internal growth opportunities.


Medpace historically named a Top Cincinnati Workplace by the Cincinnati Enquirer
Recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Mid-size Companies in 2021
Medpace ranks amongst top CROs for site ratings across all 10 important attributes including CRA training, preparation & organization, accessibility of staff, open communication, and ensuring timely drug availability
Continually recognized with CRO Leadership Awards from Life Science Leader magazine based on expertise, quality, capabilities, reliability, and compatibility

What to Expect Next:

A member of our recruitment team will review your qualifications and, if interested, you will be contacted for an interview.

*WARNING: Please beware of phishing scams that offer opportunities with Medpace in exchange for sending money.  These scammers pose as legitimate employees from actual companies.  Please be advised that a Medpace employee will never ask you for a credit card, send you a check, or ask you for any type of payment as part of consideration for a role with our company. All of our careers require that you first complete an online application and go through some sort of interview process.

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Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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