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Contracts Manager

The Swiss based Bachem Group is a public, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacturing of pepTides and oligonucleoTides. As a full service provider Bachem offers products for clinical development and commercial applications as well as a comprehensive catalog and exclusive custom synthesis. With 50 years of experience and subsidiaries in Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, Bachem is the partner of choice for the biotech and pharma industry worldwide.  
Bachem. Leading Partner in Tides 

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.



The Contracts Manager will be supporting Legal Counsel with drafting and negotiating general business agreements relevant to the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors including Development Agreements, Master Services Agreements, Quality Agreements, Requests for Proposals (“RFP’s”) and Vendor Agreements.  The incumbent will initiate the preparation of agreements, independently negotiating terms and conditions with customers and vendors, while moving agreements to conclusion in a timely manner, as well as following up and responding to internal department inquiries.


Your Tasks


  • Responsible for drafting, reviewing, and gaining the necessary approvals for execution of contracts as necessary to support the Company’s needs.
  • Work close with Legal Counsel, the Finance Department and business unit personnel to support the timely initiations, negotiations, review, execution and administration of contracts and agreements. Keep track of all important details of an agreement, including key deliverables, milestones, dates, deadlines, and opt-out negotiation windows, and termination or cancellation requirements.
  • Negotiate contracts and escalate complex legal and factual issues to legal counsel and relevant stakeholders and assist in resolution. Ensure that executed contracts are appropriately maintained in the Company’s system of records in compliance with applicable laws and the Company’s records retention policy.
  • Solve current contract related problems and anticipate future issues that may arise with either other parties and internally.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of continuing and progressive work experience overseeing contract administration and negotiation in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
  • Strong operational judgment; ability to analyze, assess, interpret data and articulate meaningful findings
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical and analytical problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment




  • MBA or JD
  • Prior experience with Salesforce, DocSign and Sharepoint.



Candidates for positions as US employees of Bachem Americas, Inc. (“Company”) must be in the process of or fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and provide the Company with proof of vaccination as a condition of employment, except for U.S. employees who request and qualify under applicable law for disability and religious accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. An applicant who receives an offer of employment from the Company for a position as a U.S employee will be required to provide proof of vaccination status, or request and receive a disability or religious accommodation for which the applicant is entitled under applicable law, before their first day of employment or any later deadline specified by the Company in the offer letter. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and provides employment opportunities and makes employment decisions without regard to an individual’s disability, religion or on any other basis prohibited by law.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles