Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc.

Vendor Management Specialist

Job Locations US-MA-Newton
Job ID
# of Openings
General & Administrative
Regular Full-Time


The Vendor Management Specialist reports to the Associate Director, Vendor and Contracts Management. The Vendor Management team is responsible for implementing the procurement, oversight and vendor management plan to successfully manage relationships with vendors who provide R&D services to Karyopharm. The successful candidate will utilize Karyopharm’s ICURE values collaborating with various levels and functions throughout and across Karyopharm.

  • Assist with the maintenance of vendor trackers and master lists, working closely with internal stakeholders to assure proper vendor qualification
  • Help with implementation and validation of new Vendor Management System
  • Be responsible for a group of vendors, their onboarding, oversight, governance and relationship maintenance
  • Help track escalations and work on resolutions with vendors and internal stakeholders
  • Identify opportunities for implementation of cost savings
  • Support the negotiation of business terms and help create a standard RFP for functional teams
  • Support FMV costs analysis for different types of services
  • Help identify new and potential vendors that could work in line with ICURE values.
  • Coordinate meetings with potential vendors and be able to present to them about Karyopharm ICURE values and outsourcing needs
  • Provide support for team projects 


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Strong financial accumen with a minimum of 2 years experience in either vendor management or contracts preferred
  • Knowledge and/or experience negotiating contracts and work orders that effectively communicate objectives and deliverables
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven customer focus and solid interpersonal and communications skills, including written and spoken English
  • Ability to quickly and consistently establish rapport to collaborate effectively with stakeholders, team members, and service providers
  • Able to consistently multi-task, manage details, and execute effective follow through
  • Work independently and within a team
  • Ability to learn new software and Vendor Management tools


Karyopharm Therapeutics is a global commercial-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel first-in-class drugs directed against nuclear transport targets for the treatment of cancer and other major diseases.


Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion/creed, national origin, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, military, reservist or veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Consistent with its obligations under applicable law, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of the Company’s Human Resources department.



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