Sr Manager, Contracts Counsel


On Site
Full Time


Research and Development
Contract management
Clinical trials
Organizational change management
Life sciences
Good manufacturing practice
Technical drafting

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Job Description

When you're part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do challenging work, and join a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of more than $40 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and chances to create significant contributions to the world.

The job:

Discover impactful work as our new Senior Manager, Contracts Counsel. This role sits within our Pharma Services Group (PSG), where legal support for commercial contracting is provided by the Global Contracts & Legal team which comprises both legal counsel and contracts professionals. As Contracts Counsel within this team, you will provide leadership and guidance for all legal aspects of commercial contracting across PSG on either a global or regional basis.

This role can be fully remote, hybrid (office / home), or fully onsite based nearby our US offices in Pittsburgh, PA or Morrisville, NC. Occasional international travel may be required - up to 15% per year - with some overnight stays.

Our Organization:

Our Patheon Pharma Services Group (PSG) provides industry leading contract development and manufacturing services and clinical trial solutions to companies of all sizes in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. With more than 65 locations around the world, we provide an end-to-end drug development offering that includes API, biologics, gene and cell therapy services, cGMP plasmids, mRNA vaccine, early and late phase development, clinical trial services, logistics services, and commercial manufacturing.

What will you do?

  • Support drafting, review and negotiation of development and manufacturing services contracts
  • Support and advise the contracts professionals team
  • Contribute to the development of contract templates and playbooks for use across PSG

Who we are looking for:

  • Law degree and admission to and in good standing with a state bar.
  • 10+ years of proven experience (preferably in-house or in a full-service international law firm) with experience in commercial and corporate litigation.
  • 3+ years managing commercial contracts
  • Excellence in drafting and reviewing contractual documents for high-value services, with an emphasis on experience in drafting non-standard complex language to ensure enforceability of customer commitments and to provide necessary protection for Thermo Fisher
  • Experience leading complex contract discussions and closing business deals
  • Understanding the legal consequence of contract terms and the likely result in the event of any litigation or arbitration. Applying this understanding to contract drafting
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve positive results in a heavily matrixed environment through influence, negotiation and organizational change.
  • Ability to present information to people at all levels of the company including executive briefings
  • Confirmed ability to develop collaborative and positive relationships both internally and within third party organizations
  • Awareness of European and US laws and regulations applicable to the pharmaceutical, biotech or life sciences sectors (including cGMP) would be an advantage;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills, including tailoring communication approaches to audiences of varying legal and technical sophistication.

What's in it for you:
  • Excellent career progression opportunities with a large and growing global employer
  • Competitive salary, plus annual incentive bonus
  • Full benefits package

About us:

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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