The Opportunity:

As the Assoc. Director, Clinical Business Operations, you will play a pivotal role in enabling the success of Relay Tx’s clinical programs.  You will partner with the cross-functional team members and leadership in Clinical Development, Finance, and Legal to assess the best fit for Relay Tx’s growing pipeline as you lead the development of outsourcing strategies as well as vendor selection and contracting, vendor budgeting and accruals, and vendor governance and relationship management. You will also be responsible for communicating with clinical study sites to negotiate and implement clinical site study budgets and payment terms. To be successful, you will be skilled at developing and leveraging relationships with external vendors for strong business results and know how to structure service agreements/contracts to drive accountability, quality and performance.  You will be experienced in outsourcing management, contract and budget negotiation, budget management, and vendor oversight.   

Your Role:

  • You will partner with key stakeholders to identify, engage and contract with clinical vendors.
  • You will oversee the negotiation and execution of contractual agreements and change orders.
  • You will work with the cross-functional team and leadership to refine governance process, which may include joint oversight committees, with key clinical vendors to monitor performance and manage issue escalation and resolution.
  • You will partner with the Legal team to develop the Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs), develop clinical site budgets, and partner with CRO counterparts to negotiate with clinical sites.
  • You will provide support for financial planning and the financial management of clinical studies/programs, including developing more efficient processes to calculate budgets and track expenses.
  • You will lead and mentor junior team members to support their development and enable program deliverables.
  • You will drive, challenge, and improve our existing systems and processes to improve performance.

Your Background:

  • You have 8+ years of experience in clinical vendor outsourcing, management and/or clinical financial management. Sponsor experience is strongly preferred.
  • You have experience with all aspects of vendor oversight or alliance management: from vendor selection and contracting to vendor performance management and relationship building.
  • You have expertise working with cross-functional teams, within Clinical Development as well as Finance, Legal, and Quality.
  • You have a strong understanding of clinical development activities and finances with hands-on financial analytics experience.
  • You have effective negotiation, project management and creative problem-solving skills.
  • You are a motivated self-starter who is capable of flourishing in a fast-paced small company environment.
  • You are pragmatic and able to manage multiple projects and needs effectively.
  • You have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, allowing for an open and effective dialogue throughout the organization.
  • You possess the ability to influence without authority, lead change and manage resistance to change. You must be able to solicit information, persuade others and shape outcomes.
  • You have a strong work ethic, excellent problem-solving ability, and attention to detail and quality are critical to success.


About Relay Therapeutics

Relay Therapeutics is a clinical-stage precision medicines company transforming the drug discovery process with the goal of bringing life-changing therapies to patients. Built on unparalleled insights into protein motion and how this dynamic behavior relates to protein function, we aim to effectively drug protein targets that have previously been intractable, with an initial focus on enhancing small molecule therapeutic discovery in targeted oncology. Our Dynamo platform integrates an array of leading-edge experimental and computational approaches to provide a differentiated understanding of protein structure and motion to drug these targets. We have built a world-class team of leading experts from each of these disciplines, and they are driven by a deep collaboration at every step of our drug discovery process.  

Our team is equal parts fearless and relentless, with a shared passion for working collaboratively in intellectually stimulating environments. If you’re excited by the challenge of putting protein motion at the heart of drug discovery and passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients, join us! 



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