Counsel in Indianapolis, Indiana at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/7/2019

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Job ID: BEC016179

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.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at www.beckmancoulter.com.
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.


Description

The Counsel will be the point person for providing tactical and solutions-oriented legal services to Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ Americas businesses with a focus on commercial operations and driving growth. The position will be based at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ Indianapolis, IN location and will report to the Senior Counsel. Working directly with business leaders and colleagues in the legal department, the successful candidate will provide the highest level of legal support to the Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ businesses within the Americas. A successful candidate will have experience working on global or regional teams and will be expected to understand the importance of operating with a global mindset and models global and cultural sensitivity. This individual will perform a wide variety of hands-on legal work, including drafting and negotiating agreements, as well as management of the Legal department’s processes and systems, including working with the General Counsel in developing and executing the department’s technology strategy. The successful candidate will develop a good understanding of Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ business and possess the ability to evaluate and balance both legal and business factors when providing advice.


Core Responsibilities:


  • Develop and manage the Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ contracting process.
  • Responsible for establishing, updating and maintaining global contract templates to be used by Legal Function and clients.
  • Develop and manage performance metrics associated with the contracting process.
  • Gaining a solid understanding of Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ businesses, their goals and challenges and identifying appropriate legal and compliance strategies to facilitate those goals and minimize those challenges.
  • Preparing strategy for, negotiating, reviewing and drafting transactional documents, contracts and other legal agreements such as complex distributor, sales, Software as a Service (SaaS) contracts, RFP, public tenders, supply, licensing, and joint development agreements.
  • Assisting with M&A from due diligence to documentation depending on the situation and background.
  • Advising on day-to-day general compliance questions and questions under local civil, commercial, corporate, conflicts of interest, data protection, and privacy laws.
  • Building collaborative relationships within the Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ legal team and Danaher’s legal community.
  • Partner with the appropriate business areas to deliver training at company events that focuses on relevant areas of law for the applicable employee audience and addresses specific needs within Beckman Coulter Life Sciences.
  • Willing to work on the smallest and simplest, as well as the most complex, legal matters faced by the company.

Interpersonal and Leadership Skills:


  • Highly motivated with the ability to be proactive, take initiative, and carefully monitor, follow through, and complete projects in a professional and timely manner.

  • Results-oriented with a strong ability to execute on required deliverables and drive results; superior project management and strong organizational skills; ability to work with a high degree of independence and autonomy; strong problem solving skills.

  • Strong relationship management skills: ability to build and maintain productive relationships with leaders of other functional areas within and across the business areas to seek alignment on objectives for the benefit of Beckman Coulter Life Sciences and Danaher Corporation.

  • Demonstrated ability to make final decisions regarding the resolution of complex regional or functional business problems, independent of popularity of decision.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects. Highly motivated with the ability to be proactive, take initiative, and carefully monitor, follow through, and complete projects in a professional and timely manner.

  • Professional maturity and confidence in expressing a point of view with senior management.

  • Ability to work in a matrixed, multidisciplinary organization.
    Excellent interpersonal skills, professional maturity and confidence; comfortable dealing with all levels of the organization.

  • Proactive, business-focused approach to recognizing needs, solving problems, anticipating issues.

Job Requirements



Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3+ years of corporate legal experience either within a large corporate law firm or a prominent in-house company or a combination thereof.
  • Strong background in contracts and contract law and have significant experience in reviewing, drafting, and editing a variety of contracts.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage legal risks for complex strategic transactions.
  • Experience with Medical device, healthcare industry, SaaS transactions or data privacy issues, preferred.
Interpersonal and Leadership Skills:
  • Highly motivated with the ability to be proactive, take initiative, and carefully monitor, follow through, and complete projects in a professional and timely manner.
  • Results-oriented with a strong ability to execute on required deliverables and drive results; superior project management and strong organizational skills; ability to work with a high degree of independence and autonomy; strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong relationship management skills: ability to build and maintain productive relationships with leaders of other functional areas within and across the business areas to seek alignment on objectives for the benefit of Beckman Coulter Life Sciences and Danaher Corporation.
  • Demonstrated ability to make final decisions regarding the resolution of complex regional or functional business problems, independent of popularity of decision.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects. Highly motivated with the ability to be proactive, take initiative, and carefully monitor, follow through, and complete projects in a professional and timely manner.
  • Professional maturity and confidence in expressing a point of view with senior management. 
  • Ability to work in a matrixed, multidisciplinary organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional maturity and confidence; comfortable dealing with all levels of the organization.
  • Proactive, business-focused approach to recognizing needs, solving problems, anticipating issues.

Education:
  • Juris Doctor or equivalent with excellent academic credentials from top tier law school.
  • Active bar membership in at least one US jurisdiction
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.
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