Sourcing Associate

Location Leiden, Netherlands
Discipline: Biotechnology
Job type: Temporary/Freelance
Contact name: Eduardo Rendon

Contact email:
Job ref: 9623
Published: about 1 month ago
Job Description

The CI departmental support team is responsible for the outsourcing strategy and contracting for Immuno assays for our Vaccine programs. Building good relationships with Immuno labs and collaboration with other roles in CI to successfully outsource activities is key. In addition, the group is responsible for feasibility and qualification of clinical sample processing laboratories (SPLs) as requested by the Global Clinical Operations department (GCO) and supports the sample logistics.

Areas of full responsibility
• Managing the realization of vendor contracts in a timely manner
• Function as Point of Contact for vendors to obtain Scope of Works, PO management and be involved as needed in issue escalations.
• Assess the feasibility of Sample Processing Labs selected for PBMC isolation on clinical samples for cellular testing
• Perform qualification of selected SPLs on request of GCO (e.g. review data, request training, give on-site training in PBMC isolation)
• Ensure a sufficient quality of isolated PBMCs before qualification of the SPLs
• Build and maintain internal and external relationships
• Understand basic sample requirements for clinical trials
• Build and maintain an internal and external network to optimize the feasibility process

Areas of Support
• Training of SPL personnel on PBMC isolation by advising and/or on-site trainings
• Process improvement
• Support vendor RFP process
• Participate in Technical visits or regular vendor F2F meetings
• Budget process

Experience & background sought
• HBO Education or equivalent level
• some exposure to people management
• Communication skills
• Vendor Management skills
• Innovative capabilities
• At least 2 years relevant working experience; e.g. pharma, CRO
• Clinical Trial experience is a plus
• Project Management affinity


12 months - likely extension

1st of April


If you’re interested in the above description, please apply with your CV and a letter of motivation by clicking on the ‘apply’ button below.

For further information, please contact Eduardo Rendon at +31 (0)20 20 44 502 or by email at