CMO Contracting, Oversight and Value Optimisation

    CMO Contracting, Oversight and Value Optimisation

    26 – 28 February 2024, live online training


    Outsourcing clinical and commercial activity is a key strategic decision for an organisation. For the outsourcing to be successful, there needs to be a long-term strategy, which is underpinned by a contract which covers activities from on boarding to exit, minimising risk for the parties. Implementation of the strategy requires an oversight model that is fit for purpose, with appropriate KPIs and an agreed mechanism to optimise value in the partnership. This 3-day course will cover these elements in an interactive manner, allowing participants to complete a gap analysis of their CMO contracting, oversight and value optimisation activities.

    Learning Objectives

    • Key elements of a category strategy
    • What to consider in a CMO contract
    • Best practice Virtual Plant Team structure to assure contract oversight
    • Measuring performance – how to develop leading KPIs
    • How to conduct Operations and Business reviews
    • How to optimise value in the CRO/CMO partnership
    • Why supplier relationship management matters

    Key Topics

    • Developing a category strategy
    • The CMO contract
    • Contract monitoring – Best practice Virtual Plant Team structure
    • Measuring performance – KPIs
    • Oversight model – Operations and Business reviews
    • Optimising value in the CMO partnership

    Who should attend?

    • CMO Operations
    • CMO Procurement
    • CMO Supply Chain
    • CMO Quality
    • CMO Operational Excellence
    • CMO Leaders
    • Clinical outsourcing professionals
    • (Bio) pharma leaders looking to start a CMO journey

    Our online training experience includes

    • Our client zone – a single source for all training materials as well as pre and post-training communication
    • Live interactive format via the Zoom platform
    • Direct interaction with the trainer
    • Q&As, case studies, polls
    • Revisit recorded sessions for 7 days
    • Digital and LinkedIn certificates


    Donal O' Grady
    Donal is a (bio) pharmaceutical leader, with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. Over the last 12 years, he has held roles in global external network strategy, procurement and operations in a number of companies, including BMS, Zoetis and Biomarin.

    CMO Contracting, Oversight and Value Optimisation

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    Online Participation
    1 850  Price incl. VAT: 1 850 
    Equivalent of approx. 2 073 USD.
    The price calculation in USD is informative and might slightly differ from your bank exchange rate

    Price per delegate including:

    Online participation

    Online workbook & materials


    PC, microphone, camera, stable internet connection and the Zoom application.

    Yes, we will make every effort to ensure best possible interaction. You will see the slides, interact with the trainer and fellow participants. Questions and group exercises will be facilitated through the online meeting platform.

    Yes, you can transfer the registration to a colleague at any time.

    Yes, you may transfer your registration to a different event up to one month before the scheduled dates, provided the training fee has been paid in full.

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    Lydia Makori
    +421 222 200 543

    Training Details
    • Start Date
      26. February 2024
      01:30 PM Vienna time
      12:30 PM London time
      07:30 AM New York time
      04:30 AM Los Angeles time
    • End Date
      28. February 2024
    What participants said about this course

    "Many thanks, excellent session."
    Associate Director, Vertex

    "I really liked this online training - it was well organized and clear. Also, it allowed for interactions which added value."
    Contract Manufacturing Engineer, Biotalys

    "Great content, very well structured and explained."
    Associate Director, External Manufacturing China, MSD

    "Well-paced, really enjoyed the delivery."
    External Manufacturing Manager, Orion Corporation

    "Well structured approach and communication."
    Senior Manager, Manufacturing & Outsourcing, Immunocore

    "Would highly recommend this course, great practical insights throughout helped to make it all very real , many thanks."
    Head of API and Contract Manufacturing, Zentiva Group

    "The question and answers, real examples and the break out room discussions were very helpful."
    Global Sourcing Lead, Alvotech

    "I thought the half days with set breaks and the breakout rooms kept the engagement more so than other online courses I've attended."
    Associate Director CMO Sourcing, Biogen

    "My first online training and it all worked very well even the technology was just right."
    BD Project Manager, Olainfarm