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Associate Director, Supplier Relationship Management & Performance – Clinical Outsourced Services

Eikon Therapeutics
Hayward, CA / Jersey City, NJ / New York, NY
Start date
May 27, 2024

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Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.


We are seeking a dynamic and strategic-minded individual to join our Clinical Operations team as an Associate Director of Supplier Relationship Management & Performance. This pivotal role will entail leading Clinical Strategic Sourcing activities and Vendor Management for clinical services. You will be responsibility for spearheading the development of sourcing strategies for clinical services, negotiation of optimal business and commercial contractual terms, overseeing vendor relationships and governance and fostering collaborative external partnerships. Your contributions will be instrumental in ensuring the delivery of high-quality services critical to our Clinical development efforts.

About you

You are a strategic thinker with the ability to develop and execute supplier strategies aligned with organizational objectives.  You focus on relationship building. Skilled in fostering collaborative relationships with external suppliers and internal stakeholders.  Proficient in utilizing data to drive decision-making and performance improvements.  Adaptable with the capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and navigate through ambiguity.  Someone with integrity with the commitment to upholding ethical standards and fostering a culture of compliance.

What you’ll do

  • Develop and implement supplier relationship strategies to optimize performance, quality, and cost-effectiveness across our Clinical Services supplier network.
  • Lead Clinical Services supplier selection, qualification, and contract negotiation processes in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships with key suppliers, fostering collaborative relationships that drive mutual success and innovation.
  • Monitor supplier performance against established metrics and drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance quality, reliability, and efficiency.
  • Identify risks within the supply chain and develop mitigation strategies to ensure continuity of supply.
  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders (such as Clinical Functions , Quality Assurance, and Legal) to align supplier strategies with organizational goals.
  • Utilize data analytics and reporting tools to track supplier performance and present actionable insights to senior management.


  • Post Graduate degree with 8+ years of relevant experience or a bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of relevant experience in a field such as Life Sciences, Biostatistics, Computer Science, or a related discipline.
  • Strong understanding of GxP regulations and quality management systems applicable to supplier oversight.
  • Proven track record of negotiating contracts, managing supplier performance, and implementing process improvements.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and and supplier management tools.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including experience in leading cross-functional teams.

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:​

  • 401k plan with company matching​
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)​
  • Mental health and wellness benefits​
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns​
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies​
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies ​
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit​
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site​

The expected salary range for this role is $165,000 to $180,500 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization. You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date. If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We are currently not accepting any new third-party agencies or firms at this time. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Eikon Therapeutics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm associated with unsolicited resumes.


Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

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