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Medpace is a full-service clinical contract research organization (CRO). We provide Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Our mission is to accelerate the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics through its scientific and disciplined approach. We leverage local regulatory and therapeutic expertise across all major areas including oncology, cardiology, metabolic disease, endocrinology, central nervous system, anti-viral and anti-infective. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, employing approximately 3,500 people across almost 40 countries.

Job Summary

Our corporate activities are growing rapidly, and we are currently seeking a full-time, office-based Vendor Management Associate to join our Commercial Operations - Vendor Management team. If you want an exciting career where you can develop and grow your career, then this is the opportunity for you.


  • Learn and develop expertise in the service categories that support clinical research by managing Medpace's vendor relationships and contracts
  • Support the advancement of Vendor Management at Medpace including building new and optimized processes for vendor identification, vendor selection (sourcing), contract execution, performance management, and termination
  • Conduct review of third-party quotations, contracts, and amendments building expertise in RFP analysis and negotiations
  • Develop and apply a strategic understanding of vendor policies and procedures including sourcing and purchase contracts
  • Provide support to Vendor Managers in commercial negotiations for pricing and terms
  • Utilize governance, risk, and compliance software to manage vendor contract execution and performance management
  • Support new vendor due diligence partnering across Medpace to ensure risk assessment, audit, and vendor compliance processes are followed
  • Monitor third-party vendor performance leveraging Medpace processes for evaluation and escalation
  • May be responsible for other projects and responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree and 1 year of relevant professional-level or intern experience;
  • Ability to learn and apply knowledge of GxP regulations and guidelines;
  • Ability to perform several tasks simultaneously in a dynamic environment in order to meet deadlines is essential

Why Medpace?

When you join Medpace, you become part of a team dedicated to supporting the development of ground-breaking drugs and devices. Our employees provide hope for those living with debilitating diseases. We invite you to be a part of something that is impacting millions of people around the globe while enjoying a competitive total compensation and benefits package and internal growth opportunities.


  • Medpace historically named a Top Cincinnati Workplace by the Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Mid-size Companies in 2021
  • Medpace ranks amongst top CROs for site ratings across all 10 important attributes including CRA training, preparation & organization, accessibility of staff, open communication, and ensuring timely drug availability
  • Continually recognized with CRO Leadership Awards from Life Science Leader magazine based on expertise, quality, capabilities, reliability, and compatibility

What to Expect Next:

A member of our recruitment team will review your qualifications and, if interested, you will be contacted for an interview.

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  • WARNING: Please beware of phishing scams that offer opportunities with Medpace in exchange for sending money. These scammers pose as legitimate employees from actual companies. Please be advised that a Medpace employee will never ask you for a credit card, send you a check, or ask you for any type of payment as part of consideration for a role with our company. All of our careers require that you first complete an online application and go through some sort of interview process.

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