Nestlé - Contract Manager

Randstad (Schweiz) AG — Lausanne
22.09. | Temporary | 100%

Nestlé - Contract Manager

For our client Nestlé based in Lausanne, we are looking for an immediate on-boarding a

Contract Manager (6 months)

A day in a life of a Contract Manager:

  • Manage requests for external contracts including R&D scientific. For example, clinical trials, consultancy, collaboration, confidentiality, material transfer, research agreements, services, trials...
  • Be the primary point of contact for all matters relating to external scientific contracts
  • Advise and support the contract owners, Group / Department Leaders and Institute Heads on contractual matters. Support contract owners with the creation, issuing and negotiation of contracts and amend contract templates where needed
  • Be the conduit between the research organization and our R&D Legal advisors, ensure smooth collaboration utilizing legal expertise as and when necessary
  • Accountable for the Implementation and compliance with internal guidelines regarding management of R&D contracts and contract management processes as required. Establish and maintain content of the contracts section of related Intranet
  • Ensure contracts are in line with IP protection plan for the applicable project and that each collaboration is protected with an adequate agreement in accordance with Nestlé processes

  • University level education preferably in the sciences and with legal training would be a plus
  • 5 years of experience in a contract management role
  • Familiarity with contracts regularly used in the context of an R&D organization and proven ability to negotiate such contracts and analyses risk profile and ensure consistency with commercial objectives and IP strategy
  • Sound understanding of IP rights including patents and their importance in the context of a commercial R&D organization
  • Proactive and service orientated
  • Structured, organized, and systematic
  • Issues identification / Problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills