Contract Manager, Corporate Procurement in Nationwide US at Danaher

Date Posted: 10/15/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: DAN000497

About Us

Danaher’s corporate headquarters are located in Washington, DC, with executives positioned globally. Our extraordinary success is the direct result of our people and the Danaher Business System (DBS). DBS has evolved from a collection of manufacturing improvement tools into a philosophy, set of values and series of management processes that collectively define who we are and how we do what we do. Today, our DBS tools are designed to help us excel in areas of GROWTH, LEADERSHIP and LEAN.


This position is responsible for defining and deploying contract management processes and tools to support the authoring, execution and management of “buy” contracts associated with corporate procurement. In this position you will support the contract development and management process with 3rd party providers and internal procurement & legal professionals. You will report Corporate Procurement with a dotted-line to Corporate Legal.

  • Develop processes to monitor and manage contract procedures to maximize efficiency while minimizing risk of supply and service contingencies
  • Define processes to manage performance to contract terms and identification of opportunities and risks informing and working with Finance, external Professional Services, Legal and Procurement
  • Draft, interpret and manage contract documents in support of Procurement
  • Develop, review and approve processes and standard work for contract management
  • Support the efforts of Commodity Managers and their teams in establishing contractual requirements
  • Coordinate with the 3rd party contract team leading the review and negotiation of the legal terms and conditions of the supplier agreements, in coordination with Procurement and the Legal Department
  • Interface with Legal in the development of standard contract templates and terms while assuring proper approvals and provide support in creating / reviewing non-standard business terms

Job Requirements


Required Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, procurement, legal; advanced degree, JD or MBA a plus
  • Experience obtained from a large, preferably Fortune 500 Company, with significant volume of contracts is necessary
  • 7+ years’ experience working with the management of supply and services contracts; plus
  • 3+ years’ experience with a contract management solution; plus
  • 2+ years’ experience driving contact management process adherence via standard work 
  • Hands-on knowledge from a legal perspective when to engage legal team in the contract process 
  • Strong understanding of management of contracts database, templates, and in creating negotiations guides
This is a rare opportunity to join a Fortune 250 Company where you can shape the Contracts role and processes.  You will have high visibility with Danaher Corporate a well as across all operating companies.

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.