Contracts Manager in Wood Dale, Illinois at Videojet

Date Posted: 10/29/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: VID005631

About Us

Videojet Technologies, Inc. is the global leader in the manufacturing of coding, printing and marking products. This high technology product prints variable information, such as expiration dates on grocery products, packaged goods, pharmaceuticals or catalogues. As the market share leader, we have operations in over 30 countries with 2600 employees worldwide. A wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (www.danaher.com), Videojet is the core of the $800 million Product Identification Platform. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused and growth-oriented, guided by the phenomenally successful Danaher Business System. Working at Videojet, gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging, “stretch” opportunities.



Description

The Contracts Manager/Contracts Paralegal will be responsible for managing and negotiating commercial sales and related agreements (including service agreements, supply agreements, NDAs, etc.), maintaining and organizing commercial agreements, and recommending and implementing improvements to the contract process where appropriate.  The role will negotiate routine agreements directly with customers (under the supervision of the legal department), and will elevate and work with company attorneys on more complex agreements.  While the role will report within the legal department, there will be significant interaction with the Sales, Service and Customer Service functions to help ensure quick turnaround of agreements.  The role will require a positive attitude, teamwork, and strong project management skills to be able to move and track multiple projects to completion.  The role may involve some work with other operating companies within the Product Identification platform, but initially will be a Videojet role. 
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review various commercial sales and related agreements and negotiate such agreements with company's customers, ensuring the agreements address customer's concerns but also reflect company’s policies and best practices.  Handle routine contractual matters directly (under attorney supervision) and work with attorney for more complex matters. 
  •  Work with various internal departments to gather necessary information in order to thoroughly complete vendor questionnaires, codes of conduct, RFQs, and requests for Certificates of Insurance.
  • Diligently pursue customers and work closely with Customer Service, Sales, Service, Legal and other departments within all levels of management, to quickly drive sales agreements and related customer issues to resolution, and ensure customer contracting process runs efficiently
  • Track and manage contracts database for worldwide agreements
  • Assist in-house attorneys address other customer related issues.
  • Gain a solid understanding of Videojet’s business to be able to effectively perform the responsibilities
  • Be a good colleague for Videojet and Danaher legal department employees

Job Requirements



Qualifications

EDUCATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  •  Bachelor’s Degree
  •  Degree in Paralegal Studies from an ABA certified paralegal program or Paralegal Certificate is required 
  •  5+ years of experience in corporate or law firm setting, with at least 7 or more years of experience reviewing and negotiating contracts


SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Knowledge of terms and conditions in commercial contracts; familiarity with commercial contract law and principles; skilled at reviewing terms & conditions and identifying risk areas
  • Strong negotiation skills gained through relevant prior work experience
  • Assertive and strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with customers and business associates; willing to engage customers to close out open matters; able to persuasively negotiate with customers while remaining positive and professional
  • Ability to prioritize, manage various matters concurrently, work efficiently, and meet short deadlines in a fast paced, challenging environment
  • Ability to learn quickly, problem solve and make persuasive arguments
  • Ability to maintain high standards of customer service and satisfaction
  • High integrity and ethics in all dealings
  • Open to learning, enthusiastic, resilient, sense of humor


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.