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Contract Manager

Build up and lead contract management processes within R&D in an ambitious biotech company

Genmab has a robust pipeline of innovative human antibody therapeutics and a number of strategic partnerships are already in place with international blue chip companies. The company is continuing its positive growth and development, striving towards its goal of improving the lives of cancer patients with unmet medical needs.

In order to build up a global Contract Management Team, Genmab is looking for an experienced Contract Manager who will be based in Copenhagen and report directly to Senior Vice President, Head of Operations R&D.

As Contract Manager at Genmab you will be a member of a newly established Contract Management Team, working globally, supporting all contract management tasks in the R&D Organization within the area of ‘Fee for Service’. This includes contract management across the Clinical Development Organization regarding CROs, CMOs, and laboratory collaborations.

The main area of responsibility is to lead the entire contracting process from initiation, creation, and maintenance of the various contracts. The Contract Manager supports the local tasks, while securing global alignment for contract management processes, including archiving and records management.

Your main tasks, among others, are to:

  • Build efficient and professional processes throughout the contract management area of responsibility
  • Continuously improve contract management across the R&D area
  • Support all lines with identifying, evaluating, and selecting a contract process
  • Negotiate, maintain, and finalize agreements and change orders with vendors
  • Report on progress; risks, resources, and critical milestones
  • Act as combining lead between vendor/contract partner and Genmab in all aspects, supporting R&D to reach goals
  • Manage vendor relationship, including dealing with escalated issues
  • Evaluate vendor performance in coorporation with operational personnel, QA and other stakeholders

Your have experience with
contract management/vendor management in the pharmaceutical industry and you have a deep knowledge of preclinical R&D and clinical development. In addition, you have a proven ability to build and maintain effective processes throughout all levels of an R&D organization and you are used to manage a wide range of stakeholders.

You have a Master’s Degree within a relevant area, e.g. Life Science, Business, Legal, or equivalent and at least 3 – 5 years of experience from a similar position in the pharmaceutical industry.

You are a person with a high level of energy and drive who is motivated by working in a fast-paced environment. You are a strong communicator with good analytical and documentation skills ensuring attention to detail and highest level of accuracy within a required timeframe. You have a hands-on mentality and you are a team player but also able to work independently. You are also solution driven and a dedicated colleague with a pragmatic business approach. Other words that describe you are organized and proactive.

Genmab offers a challenging position that allows you to create a sustainable footprint in a rapidly growing and agile biotech company. You will get the opportunity to work with highly specialized people across functions in an informal and multicultural culture, all aiming to make a difference for cancer patients. Genmab is an organization with a short chain of command and, as Contract Manager, you will have the opportunity to influence your own work as well as your personal and professional development.

Travelling: 10 – 15 days a year

Domicile: Kalvebod Brygge, Copenhagen

For more details about the job or the company, please contact Senior Consultant, Jan Rudebeck, Unique Human Capital on M +45 26 27 18 04 or Senior Research Consultant, Ane Møller Sørensen, Unique Human Capital on M +45 24 45 25 84. All applications must be in English and are treated confidentially.


Genmab strives to improve the lives of cancer patients by creating and developing innovative antibody therapeutics. With two marketed products and a robust pipeline of differentiated antibodies, Genmab is working to transform the treatment of cancer.

At Genmab, they are motivated by knowing that their work has the potential to make a real difference for cancer patients and their families. Their culture values innovation, determination, teamwork, and integrity. They work cross-functionally and internationally as one global team, while individuals and local teams have the autonomy to drive the development of innovative products and technologies that could provide next generation cancer treatments. 

Please refer to Genmab’s homepage for more information about working at Genmab.

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