Sr. Contract Manager

Bachem is a leading, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides. With over 50 years of experience and expertise Bachem provides products for research, clinical development and commercial application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of services. Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. For further information, see

A brief overview

The Sr. Contract Manager develops, prepares, and administers contracts, bids, and proposals that meet specifications and comply with all policies and regulations. The incumbent will support or participate in contract negotiations with suppliers, partners, or customers. The incumbent will review contract terms to identify any potential risk or compliance issues; examine supporting materials and agreement documents related to bids or contracts and provides guidance; act as liaison between the organization and subcontractors to implement the contracts; and maintain contract records used to ensure compliance with reporting and regulatory requirements.


What you will do


  • Prepare, draft, support, and negotiate all contracts with external stakeholders. Identifying risks and preparing for possible solutions. Inform all relevant stakeholders upon contract finalization.
  • Coordinate with the Head of Global Contract Management and other internal stakeholders from Business Development and Sales, Quality Assurance, and Purchasing as required
  • Represent the company in external contract negotiations and customer meetings
  • Monitor current negotiations status of contracts and independently follow up with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monitoring of notice periods and coordinate with internal stakeholders on next steps
  • As needed, compile and distribute contract summaries.
  • Initiate and negotiate all updates and amendments for existing contracts
  • Organize, track, create and maintain contract templates, providing ideas and support for improvements.
  • Draft special agreements without utilization of a template
  • File contracts as needed (electronic and paper filing) and provide updates on the status of contract negotiations on a regular basis



  • Master’s degree in law or life sciences
  • 4-6 years experience working in the life sciences, chemistry, bio-sciences or pharmaceutical industry
  • 4-6 years experience in contract management
  • Experience working in a matrix organization (preferred)
  • Experience in project management (preferred)
  • Experience with SalesForce, DocuSign, CLM or Ariba (preferred)
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledgeable with MS office applications and tools



Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you. 



Base Salary Range: $97,660 - $134,283

Placement of new hires in these wage ranges is based on several factors including education, skill sets, experience, and training.


Total Rewards 


We offer all Team Members a total rewards package including competitive pay, annual performance bonus, a generous benefit package with comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, 401(k) plan with employer contribution, and paid vacation, personal and sick days. 


Corporate Social Responsibility 


Bachem takes responsibility for future generations by a careful handling of resources and avoiding environmental risks. We continually improve our ecological performance and develop and implement new approaches for enhancing employees’ environmental awareness.  EcoVadis has awarded Bachem Platinum Medal status in their assessment of Bachem. 


Bachem Americas is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status 





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