Contract Manager

Danaher   •  

Virtual / Travel

5 - 7 years

Posted 266 days ago

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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. This position will support the contract development and management process with 3rd party providers and internal procurement & legal professionals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to those identified below, other duties may be assigned.

    • The position duties include the drafting, interpretation and management of 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.

    • Coordination 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 contracttemplates and terms while assuring proper approvals. Support in creating / reviewing non-standard business terms.

    • Develop processes to monitor and manage contract process 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 as necessary.


    • Quality of contract drafting and interpretation

    • Effectiveness of processes deployed

    • Cycle time from contract initiation to signature

    • Delay in approvals

    • Contract volume per spend category

    • FX exposure volume

    • Deviation of contract terms from standard clauses

    • Percentage of agreements expiring without renewals

  • Inappropriate authorization and signature approvals

Important Competencies / Qualifications

    • Leadership – Lead others to effectively manage agreements.

    • Teamwork - must be able to define and meet objectives as well as work well with all levels within the company.

    • Ability to influence others - must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to take action on key contract management initiatives.

    • Results orientation - must deliver measurable results.

  • Organizational Agility - must possess the ability to interface with and influence all levels of the organization and across functional boundaries.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

    • BA/S 4-yr Degree

    • 7+ years’ experienceworking with the management of supply and services contracts

    • 3+ years’ experience with a contract management solution

    • 2+ years’ experience driving contact management process adherence via standard work 

  • Legal experience strongly preferred

Key Internal Relationships

    • Reports to Corporate Procurement and dotted-line to Corporate Legal.

    • Engages, influences and leads Corporate Procurement Staff, OpCo Procurement Leaders and otherassociates to ensure satisfactory contract management practices are being followed and executed.

  • Alignment with Corporate, OpCo, and external legal counsels.

Language Skills  

  • English fluency required.  Ability to read, analyze, and interprets contractual language to ensure proper actions are being taken to ensure full protectionism.   Additional language skills are beneficial.

Limited travel is required.