Senior Contracts Specialist in Indianapolis, Indiana at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/31/2019

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Job ID: BEC016315

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
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Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, an operating company of Danaher Corporation, is seeking a Senior Contracts Specialist for its Indianapolis, IN office.  The Senior Contracts Specialist will be an integral part of the Company’s in-house legal department reporting directly to the Corporate Counsel.  The Senior Contracts Specialist will support the members of the department’s professional staff by reviewing, drafting, and editing a variety of contracts, contract administration, general corporate legal work, and other special projects as assigned. 

Day-to day responsibilities include:
  • Manage entire contract process and serve as the primary resource to the Company on contractual matters;
  • Evaluating and improving current contractual process
  • Creating and streamlining standard work
  • Sustaining implemented process across the organization
  • Engage with external customers and suppliers regarding contract terms
  • Maintain library of forms and resources
  • Act as liaison between internal teams and external parties to gather specifications and terms of agreements necessary for contract drafting and negotiations;
  • Ensure timely review and approval or reconciliation of various contract matters, including contracts such as Confidentiality Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Master Services Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, Sales Agreements (including sales terms & conditions, bids, and modifications to sales agreements documents) as well as maintaining all contract templates and updating accordingly;
  • Independently review and edit agreements to meet the contractual requirements established by the Company
  • Have expanded conceptual and practical knowledge of contract review process, meaning of terms and clauses and acceptable level of risk for the company
  • Solve problems related to legal requests and contract review in low to moderate complexity situations; provides solutions using prior experience and precedent, and own judgment
  • Analyze, advise and provide solutions to the sales and service teams on contract terms
  • Apply innovative problem solving skills and judgement to assist in managing corporate risk.
  • Works within the guidelines and policies, as well as identifies and recommends process improvements
  • Able to explain complex information related to contract review process to others in straightforward situation
  • Train new and/or junior Legal team members on contract review standard work and applicable processes                  

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree with 2 or more years of relevant experience is required.
  • Familiarity with contracts and contract law and have experience in reviewing, drafting, and editing a variety of contracts.
  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program (or any equivalent combination of related experience, training, and/or education) preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Prior track record of success in setting up and managing contracts workflow and management processes
  • Working knowledge of non-disclosure agreements 
  • Demonstrated experience to identify and successfully solve problems using available facts and data
  • Demonstrated experience with identifying gaps in the process, process improvement and creating standard work.

Diversity & Inclusion
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, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 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.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.