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Danaher Corporation Contracts & Licensing Manager (m/f/d) in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Be part of something altogether life-changing

Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry 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. Your health and wellbeing are important to us and together we will not compromise on safety in the workplace or the environment.

Cytiva is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

We’re looking for a Contracts & Licensing Manager (m/f/d) for our Cell Line Development business. The successful candidate will be part of our wider commercial team and in charge of drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts and licenses with strategic and key customers, including service and license agreements and other typical commercial contracts. In addition, the role includes the development of commercial strategies and pricing models, and expanding further our contract management tools and databases.

What you’ll do

  • Develop and implement licensing strategies and commercialization plans

  • Review and negotiate strategic and transactional customer agreements

  • Work closely with our business development and sales organization to manage commercial relationships

  • Manage CRM and commercial contract databases

  • Advise sales and business teams on agreement structures, risks, and contract revisions

  • Provide commercial teams with knowledge in license models, service offerings and pricing concepts

  • Manage contract reviews and solicit input from commercial, R&D, product development and product management teams, and various further stakeholders

  • Ensure compliance to licensing and contract policies and guidelines to support the achievement of business objectives

  • Interact with internal and external legal teams in regions (EMEA, US, APAC)

Who you are

  • Master degree in life sciences, engineering, or economics

  • 3+ years background in business development in life sciences, preferably with focus on licensing

  • Commercial experience with contract drafting and license models

  • Experience with project management and external client engagement and communication

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Experience prioritizing demands from multiple businesses in a fast-paced environment

  • English language fluency, German language fluency a plus, excellent communications skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office suite and CRM a plus

  • Innovative mindset – develop new concepts through interaction with our interdisciplinary teams

  • Team spirit – ability to motivate and work well with diverse, cross-functional teams


  • Attractive salary

  • Development opportunities at Cytiva and within the Danaher Group

  • International corporate environment in a rapidly growing industry



When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.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.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.