Senior Contract Manager

The Role

Genmab continues to grow, which also means an increase in the outsourcing needs across R&D. Therefore, we are expanding our R&D Contract Management function and are looking for an additional Senior Contract Manager to join our team in Copenhagen.

R&D Contract Management works globally by driving contract management tasks and processes and it consists of two highly engaged and dedicated teams. The team which supports Research and Innovation is based in the Netherlands whereas the team supporting development is based in Denmark. Today, we are 6 persons in R&D Contract Management and we expect to expand the team during 2021 with several Contract Managers both in Denmark and US to improve the R&D Contract Management function.


As our new Senior Contract Manager your primary focus will be to drive the contract management processes across Clinical Operations and Global Safety & Pharmacovigilance related to Genmab clinical trials.

In addition, you will play an important role in the further development of our global outsourcing and contract management processes together with the entire R&D Contract Management team and our stakeholders in R&D, Legal, IT and Finance.

The position will report to the Director, Head of R&D Contract Management in DK.

The key accountability is to lead the contract process from initiation through creation and maintenance of the various contracts and will include, but not be limited to following :

Support the line of business in identifying, evaluating and selecting external service providers

Negotiate, maintain and finalize contracts with vendors

Participate in vendor relationship management

Evaluate vendor performance in cooperation with line of business

Report on progress, monitor risks, resources and critical milestones

Build and maintain relevant processes, tools and templates applicable for contract management

Contribute to the strengthening of the contract management function across the R&D organization, including securing global alignment


You have a master’s degree in Life Science, Business, Legal or similar

It is expected that you have at least 5 years of experience from a similar position in the bio-pharmaceutical industry or from a contract research organization with a solid contract management experience

Your experience has also provided you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of clinical development

You have superior stakeholder management skills

You have excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Moreover, you meet the following personal requirements:

You are a strong communicator with excellent analytical and documentation skills ensuring attention to detail and the highest level of accuracy

You have a hands-on mentality, and you are a team player but also able to work independently 

You are solution-driven and a dedicated colleague with a pragmatic business approach and thrive with managing a wide range of stakeholders and tasks

If you have any questions please reach out to Recruiter, Jannie Jensen ,

Genmab employees work with determination and with respect for each other, consistent with our core values, to achieve our common goals. We give individuals and teams the autonomy to drive development of innovative products and solutions, knowing that integrity is a core value throughout our company. Genmab will offer the successful application a challenging position, where the right candidate will have the opportunity to work with highly specialised people across functions in an informal, multicultural culture, all aiming to make a difference for cancer patients.

Teamwork and respect are central pillars of Genmab’s culture and we therefore ensure an inclusive, open, and supportive professional work environment across our international locations. We believe that fostering workplace diversity across social, educational, cultural, national, age and gender lines is a prerequisite for the continued success of the company. We are committed to diversity at all levels of the company and strive to recruit employees with the right skills and competences, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, etc.

Please note that if you are applying for a position in the Netherlands; Genmab’s policy for all permanently budgeted hires in this location is to offer a temporary agreement for one year, followed by a contract for indefinite time regardless of seniority.

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