Contracts and Negotiation Manager

Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems

york, uk
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40+ countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Forming part of the Biotechnology segment at Danaher, we bring together dedicated technical expertise and talent to develop the next generation of life-changing therapeutics.

We are looking for a Contracts and Negotiation Manager!

What you’ll do:

  • Draft, review, edit, and negotiate commercial customer agreements, such as (but not limited to): sales contracts, amendments, reseller agreements, pricing agreements, contract renewals, and customer requests for proposal, etc.
  • Interpret internal or external business issues and recommend innovative solutions and best practices; assess and lead initiatives to improve contracting processes and tools
  • Train and advise commercial teams on agreement structure, templates, risks, and alternatives
  • Ensure compliance to the contracts approval policy and other company policies; solicit buy-in from cross-functional stakeholders
  • Work independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
  • Provide training, mentorship, and 2nd-tier support to other contracts team members

Who you are:

  • Possess a law degree
  • Have 2+ years’ experience with commercial contract review, redlining, and drafting, including local, regional, and global agreements
  • Have 2+ years’ experience with contract negotiations and external client engagement
  • Demonstrable experience (i) using sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgement and identify innovative contract solutions, and (ii) prioritizing competing demands from multiple sources in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess advanced writing and communication skills with a meticulous attention to detail; English language fluency

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Experience in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and/or life sciences industry
  • Experience using (SFDC) and/or an SFDC-based contract lifecycle management system

At Cytiva we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, remote working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a remote work arrangement in which you can work remotely from your home. Additional information about this remote work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cytiva can provide.


At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.