Kelly Services Business Manager in South San Francisco, California

Kelly Scientific Resources is the world's most recognized brand in Scientific Staffing with more than 100 locations in the North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Our scientists contribute to the research and development of products that are used daily in the home, such as medical devices or pharmaceutical products. We employ more than 700 clinical research professionals and 4,500 scientists on an average workday on a temporary, project and full-time basis in a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines. We currently have an exciting opportunity in the San Francisco area as a Business Manager.


  • Evaluates functional or project sourcing specific needs and how they can impact the current sourcing strategy

  • Defines project- or function- specific sourcing strategies with input from project team members or functional representatives, as appropriate Leads the sourcing and contracting process, between the functions or teams and potential vendors

  • Serves as primary contact to the PD teams or functions for the sourcing of their activities.

  • Provide outsourcing services in support of Project Teams and functional groups, to include the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, service provider identification, selection, bid presentation, bid analysis, contract development, change orders and issue management.

  • Leads and conducts negotiations with vendors

  • Measures performance of vendors with respect to quality of work, cost, timelines and other related parameters Implements the procurement strategy and policies within teams and functions

  • Ensures appropriate risk evaluation and mitigation while meeting business needs Facilitates sourcing and contracting issue escalation and resolution

  • Guide project teams in identification and resolution of outsourcing issues

  • Serves as primary contact to teams for financial questions related to PVC management Identify training needs related to service provider management and outsourcing process, including how to work most effectively with outsourcing service providers

  • Receive knowledge from Alliance/Key Account Management on service provider services and capabilities and industry trends, and feedback to them

  • Participate in process improvement or other projects that enhance and streamline outsourcing and contracting processes, systems, tools and other resources

  • Supports teams on sourcing and contracting on a daily basis Creates contracts, master agreements, work orders, change orders, budgets, payment schedules, etc.

  • Negotiates savings

  • Delivers trainings to teams or functions on sourcing and contracting processes

  • Supports teams on PVC Management on a daily basis Delivers trainings to teams on PVC management processes


  • Ability to effectively negotiate business terms and financial costs

  • High degree of customer focus for both internal and external customers and proven ability to build and maintain effective internal and external relationships

  • Considerable understanding of drug development process

  • Considerable and demonstrated business acumen desirable

  • Study / project management within the pharmaceutical or CRO sector

  • Ability to work internationally and with multi-cultural teams

  • Thorough understanding of Clinical Development and Contract management

  • Project and functional outsourcing management Ideally, partnership management

  • Outstanding communication skills, written and verbal.

  • Effective management of cross-functional teams and demonstrated ability to work within a matrix.

  • Ability to work within a change management culture.

  • Ability to facilitate conflict resolution Ability to successfully function in a fast-paced environment

Education: Scientific/Business Degree

6 month contract

**If you meet the minimum required skillsets…

Please apply now for immediate consideration!

Why Kelly ® ?

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—

providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant

projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help

advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000

scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world

a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

AboutKelly Services ®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect

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Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,

Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.