The Director, Clinical Vendor Oversight & Management will be reporting into the general counsel and will lead the development and execution of the vendor management structure with the opportunity to build/drive the direction and oversight of supplier relationships.


  • Lead the coordination of internal stakeholders to prioritize, identify, classify, qualify, and oversee third-party vendors that meet the company’s business requirements related to quality, expertise, cost, cybersecurity, deliverables, and timelines.
  • In collaboration with internal stakeholders, generate Request for Proposals (RFPs) to communicate needs and perform comparative bid analyses to ensure cost-effective value.
  • Develop and implement a vendor performance program that includes a sponsor oversight plan outlining analytics/metrics that measure value, including development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure performance and drive business goals and improvements.  Partner with Quality Assurance (QA) to ensure Key Quality Indicators (KQIs) are highly prioritized and periodically evaluated.
  • Create and manage the Approved Supplier List (ASL) of clinical service providers.
  • Establish and lead a risk-based governance program across clinical, nonclinical, and manufacturing vendor relationships (e.g., CMO, CRO, IRT, Clinical Sample Management, Central Labs, etc.), manage governance plan, and provide guidance to key stakeholders for risk management.
  • Establish, track, and maintain appropriate Gossamer vendor issue management processes, including issue escalation and resolution.
  • Manage the evolution of vendor partnerships through their life cycles, including off-boarding and optimizing the vendor portfolio for enhanced purchasing power and reduced oversight needs.
  • Ensure vendors are delivering and performing to expectations of service levels and contractual terms.
  • Lead the escalations related to managed vendors in terms of vendor risk management and portfolio level issue resolution. Establish resolution plans for executing mitigation strategies.
  • Responsible for seeking updates from vendors on program metrics, deliverables, accomplishments, and delays.
  • Demonstrate clear ability to apply critical thinking, strategy development, and vision towards the growth of vendor relationship management plans, while also overseeing the day-to-day execution in a high volume, fast paced environment.
  • Translate the usage of industry best practices, utilizing external sources such as benchmarking, data, and processes to continually drive improvements linked to an overall strategy for vendor selection and management.
  • Ensure documentation and records related to these responsibilities are maintained in a GxP-compliant manner, and partner with QA to maintain a state of ‘inspection-readiness’ in the area of vendor identification, selection, qualification and routine oversight.
  • May provide guidance on clinical trial site and investigator budgets to ensure clinical trial agreements and investigator budgets are executed timely while ensuring performance and value.
  • Provide structure for outsourcing services and change management by leading the process following an RFP for contract negotiation, change order review and final reconciliation of contracts.


  • BA/BS degree required; Master’s degree, MBA preferred.
  • 8+ years’ experience in vendor management within the pharma/biotech or CRO industry
  • Deep knowledge conducting business reviews, tools, relevant systems implementation, global program design, developing templates and tracking tools, direct vendor oversight and/or alliance management skills.
  • Strong foundation in operations (drug development), outsourcing is critical for success in this role.
  • Experience with all aspects of vendor oversight or alliance management from vendor selection, contract development, selection, to performance management (i.e. - portfolio oversight), and continuous improvement of the vendor base, both individually as well as at a programmatic level.
  • Experience in applying legal and organizational standards when developing requests for proposals, negotiating terms and reviewing contracts is preferred.

Gossamer Bio is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants and complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

The expected salary range for this position is $195,000 to $218,000. Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, and other job-related factors permitted by law. This position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. This position also qualifies for the benefits as listed below:

Gossamer Bio offers highly competitive benefit plans and programs, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) and 401(k) matching , long-term incentive plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans. For additional general information on Company benefits, please visit

Vaccination Policy:  Gossamer Bio is committed to complying with federal, state and local law on vaccinations.  Job candidates and employees should be aware that some roles may require full vaccination against COVID-19 . Gossamer Bio is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

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