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Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland

Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.

Full-Time Act. Rate 100%

Type of contact:
Permanent contract

What we offer at Nestlé
Genuine opportunities for career and personal development
Modern "smart office" locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces
Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits

Position Summary

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 1000 people and is comprised of five Nestlé Institutes: Material Sciences; Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences, Packaging Sciences and Agriculture Sciences.
Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website. Please follow us on Nestlé R&D on LinkedIn.

As a
Contract Manager in R&D, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing and managing the contractual aspects of research and development projects.

This dynamic position... offers a unique opportunity to delve into the exciting world of innovation and witness firsthand the strategic direction of our R&D initiatives.

Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, you will ensure the smooth execution of contracts, negotiate favorable terms, and mitigate risks associated with R&D collaborations.

By actively engaging with our talented researchers and scientists, you will gain insights into cutting-edge technologies, breakthrough product developments, and the future of the food and beverage industry.

This role not only allows you to contribute to the growth and success of our company but also provides an exhilarating experience as you witness the transformation of ideas into tangible products that shape the market.

Join us in this cool and impactful role where you can witness the power of R&D strategy in driving innovation within Nestlé.
We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don't miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context.

A Day in the Life of a Contract Manager
• Manage requests for R&D scientific contracts. For example, clinical trial agreements, consultancy agreements, collaboration agreements, confidentiality agreements, material transfer
- agreements, research agreements, R&D service agreements, etc
• Advise and support stakeholders on contractual matters
• Support scientists and project managers through the creation, issuing and negotiation of contracts and amend contract templates where needed
• Be the conduit between internal stakeholders and our R&D Legal advisors ensuring smooth collaboration by interacting in a timely and proactive manner
• Accountable for compliance with internal guidelines regarding management of R&D contracts and contract management processes
• Ensure contracts are in line with IP protection plan for the applicable project and that each collaboration is protected with an adequate agreement in accordance with Nestlé processes
• Support contract administrative activities including tracking progress of contract negotiations and signatures, maintenance of contract details in Nestlé contracts database and monthly reporting to internal clients

What will make you successful
• University level education (preferably in the sciences) and with legal training
• 5 years of experience in a contract management or related role
• Proactive and service orientated
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Autonomous, selfstarter with ability to work independently as well as in a team
• Sound understanding of IP rights including patents would be a plus
• Familiarity with contracts regularly used in the context of an R&D organisation would be a plus
• Fluency in English

At Nestlé, we want to help shape a better and healthier world, inspire people to live healthier lives and deliver impact at a scale and pace that makes a difference.

We do this by fostering a diverse, friendly, supportive, and collaborative environment, that creates positive disruption, embraces innovation, and empowers people and teams to win.

We aim to hire friendly, respectful, inspiring people who care about the people's lives that we touch every single day.
Lausanne Switzerland


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