Technical Program Manager

Information Technology

United States - NY, New York

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Medidata: Powering Smarter Treatments and Healthier People

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,900+ customers and partners access the world’s most trusted platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at and follow us @medidata.





Acorn AI is one of the largest AI companies exclusively dedicated to life sciences. It's built on Medidata's platform that includes the industry's largest structured, standardized and growing clinical trial data repository drawing from 20,000+ trials and 6.5M patients. Acorn is now curating unique, fit-for-regulatory purpose datasets with advanced analytics. We are composed of data scientists, biostatisticians, data engineers, data stewards, and analytics product experts.



Your Mission:

Reporting to the VP, Data Operations, you will provide program management across Acorn AI teams to support the qualification, selection, onboarding and management of our technical vendor partners. Working with our partners you will oversee vendor operations to assure seamless delivery of services and data to support Acorn AI's growing portfolio of analytics products including Synthetic Control Arms and Intelligent Trials.


Your Competencies:

  • Lead qualification, selection and oversight of vendors and contractors to grow Acorn technical operations and achieve our business goals

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Standards and Product leaders to assure supplier resource capacity, deliverable quality and adherence to committed timelines

  • Engage team members in Engineering, Standards, Product, Legal and Finance to manage comprehensive vendor onboarding, maintenance and offboarding processes

  • Setup and manage extended workforce project teams with associated processes to ensure successful execution from concept to completion

  • Manage contracts to mitigate risk and ensure successful performance

  • Foster supplier relationships including leading regular supplier governance and business reviews



Your Education & Experience:

  • 5+ years experience working in pharmaceutical and biotech technical program management, specifically with CROs, engineering suppliers and data providers

  • MBA or equivalent degree

  • Sourcing experience in indirect categories, contract negotiation and supplier management

  • Competence using integrated ERP software such as Workday and PeopleSoft

  • Knowledge of purchasing practices including compliance, oversight and risk mitigation

  • Well-versed in contract terminology and use of standard purchasing terms and conditions

  • Experience working with diverse, international partners



Note: The requirements should reflect your minimum requirements for the role in general


Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform.


Medidata’s solutions have powered over 14,000 clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.

COVID Statement

Medidata requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide documentation of full vaccination, unless qualified for an accommodation as determined by Medidata, consistent with applicable law. Although accommodation requests will be considered (and granted where appropriate/possible), it may be determined that a candidate is unable to adequately perform the essential functions of the position without imposing an undue hardship on Medidata due to customer requirements, staffing needs, or other business reasons.


Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.


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