Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Manager, PV Vendor & Alliance Management

Job Locations UK-Oxford | US-CA-Palo Alto
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(2/23/2018 9:10 AM)
# of Openings
Min. Exp. (Yrs)
Research & Development


Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

Position Profile

The Manager, PV Vendor & Alliance Management is responsible for supporting the activities performed within this group.  This position assists the leaders of PV Vendor & Alliance Management in the effective oversight of outsourced activities, monitoring service provider performance and compliance with their contractual obligations. This position will interact with PQS staff, staff in other Jazz departments and with service providers performing activities supporting the global PV system.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinates Adverse Event reporting training to service providers supporting Jazz programs and PV review of associated program materials.
  • Maintains inventory of PV-related service providers, contacts, contractual obligations and qualification status in Inova.
  • Coordinates access to Jazz network and the global safety database for service provider staff, as appropriate.
  • Supports collection of information required to update designated sections of the PSMF.
  • Coordinates internal and joint governance meetings with service providers
  • Collaborates with Global Case Management to ensure the key performance indicators (KPIs) and the key compliance indicators (KCIs) with regards to case management are meeting standards and contractual obligations.
  • Supports monitoring service provider operational delivery (e.g., compliance with SOPs, quality standards, etc.), identifies opportunities for improvement (resource, process, performance) and supports change implementation in partnership with the service provider, PQS internal stakeholders, and other Jazz departments.
  • Identifies program issues and areas of risk and escalates as appropriate.
  • Works with service providers for resolution of operational issues and questions, identifying training needs and opportunities for improvement, and supporting implementation in collaboration with internal Jazz stakeholders.
  • Facilitates service provider on-boarding and ongoing training for products, data bases and SOPs and ensures service providers have access to all current reference materials appropriate to their remit.
  • Prepares and/or reviews relevant Jazz and service provider controlled documents to ensure cross-functional/cross-company alignment and adherence to global PV regulations.
  • Undertakes additional projects, as assigned, in support of Jazz PQS or other business goals.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and experience with EU and US FDA PV regulations
  • In depth knowledge of pharmacovigilance activities and processes, with a preference for experience in more than one PV functional area
  • Knowledge of current and emerging regulatory requirements and expectations including EMA GVP Modules, FDA IND and NDA reporting requirements, global risk management requirements, ICH, CIOMS.
  • Experience interacting with service providers or external business partners
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrating professional maturity, confidence and competence
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills are required with ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external contacts, building strong sustainable relationships
  • Ability to work effectively within a matrix organization to achieve desired outcomes
  • Track record of effective decision-making; makes good business decisions and analyses problems from multiple perspectives
  • Negotiating and influencing skills; ability to lead without authority
  • Ability to work across cultures, including in a virtual environment
  • Good conflict management/resolution skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Proven ability to demonstrate Jazz values and leadership competencies

Required/Preferred Education and Licenses

  • Health Care Professional Degree or Life Science Degree, or equivalent experience required
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in pharmaceutical safety required; experience in a PV management role or in a role involving vendor partnership/relationship management responsibilities preferred

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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