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Contracts Specialist III

Location: Paisley
Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Join Thermo Fisher Scientific as Contracts Specialist and develop your career with a global organisation which can offer exceptional career development and training resources.
As a Contracts Specialist, you will be a key member of the Legal Function, providing internal legal support on a wide range of technology licensing related matters.
Day-to-day you will be focused on supporting our commercial contracting activities, including conducting contract reviews, drafting contracts and taking part in negotiations. You may also be required to provide ad-hoc advice on related legal matters with appropriate support and to provide contracts training to our commercial teams.
You will be joining a large, friendly in-house team, with lots of support. You will work closely with other in-house lawyers across all Thermo Fisher businesses and various other functions such as R&D, Product Development, Commercial Licensing and Sales teams, IP and Procurement. We pride ourselves on providing excellent training resources and opportunities to all of our team.
This is a permanent contract and the role will be based at our offices near Glasgow Airport (Inchinnan) which are newly refurbished and have an on-site café and gym. Occasional travel within the EMEA region may be required.
What will you do?
• Review, draft and negotiate various commercial agreements
• Support and, where appropriate, lead negotiations with third parties and/or customers on these agreements
• Take an active role in the Team's contract template standardisation, process improvement and, contract automation strategy by participating in and/or leading certain relevant Team projects
• Consult with other parts of the organisation on the interpretation of agreements in effect or in development
• Educate and train employees on their role in contract negotiations and their obligations under the terms of various contracts and under applicable legal requirements
• Work with other members of the Global Legal team including Division Counsel as needed
Who we are looking for:
• Holds a law degree in a UK jurisdiction or has at last three years' experience in a contracts-focussed role. A good working knowledge of contract law
• Relevant experience in contract negotiation/drafting
• Strong commercial awareness and business sense, with ability to navigate the various issues surrounding contracts, technology and corporate structure
• Able to fully engage with and influence business stakeholders
• Fluency in English essential
• Able to deal effectively and efficiently with a high-volume workload
What's in it for you:
• Competitive salary
• Annual Incentive Plan bonus
• Fully flexible benefits package: including Private Healthcare, Health Cash Plan, Life Assurance, Discounted Gym Membership, Pension Scheme & more
• Funding for career-related training
• Excellent career progression as part of a global organisation
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit
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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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