Principal Legal Specialist
Company: Waters Corporation
Posted on: July 29, 2022
Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) is offering an exciting
opportunity for a Principal Legal Specialist to join its global
Legal team. This full-time role reports to the Director of Legal,
Managing Counsel and is based at Waters' corporate headquarters in
Milford, MA. The Principal Legal Specialist will collaborate
internationally with Legal colleagues and business stakeholders
around the world, supporting all business and corporate functions
across the company. The Principal Legal Specialist will be
responsible for providing high-quality and timely work product on a
wide range of commercial agreements. The ideal candidate will be a
talented team player, detail-oriented, independently motivated, and
will possess the confidence and ability to interact with all
functions across the business in a professional, collaborative, and
effective manner. The Principal Legal Specialist will be expected
to work with a degree of autonomy and at other times under
supervision, as appropriate. The role offers an opportunity for an
ambitious and talented legal specialist to join a growing team
within a dynamic business. Responsibilities
- Draft, negotiate and manage a wide range of commercial
agreements with customers, partners, and suppliers, often with an
international element and with a focus on technology, including,
but not limited to, sales agreements, service agreements,
distributor agreements, license agreements, consulting agreements,
statements of work, amendments to existing agreements,
confidentiality agreements, beta agreements, and material transfer
- Independently manage multiple tasks with tight deadlines, while
managing the expectations of internal and external
- Collaborate with other members of Waters' global Legal team on
longer-term projects and transactional matters, with guidance and
supervision depending on the complexity of each matter.
- Support the continuous improvement of the global Legal team's
operational processes, including the drafting of template
agreements and playbooks.
- Serve as an interface to the Company's business units and
provide practical advice while minimizing risk to the Company.
- Bachelor's Degree with 8+ years of related work experience in
contract management and negotiation (or equivalent paralegal and/or
other contract manager experience) within an in-house corporate
- Strong communication skills, capable of dealing with a wide
range of people and cultures, with a proven ability to establish a
high degree of credibility, respect, and trust at all levels.
- Ability to solve problems independently and to deliver
accurate, high-quality, commercially astute work product.
- Effective time-planning and organizational skills to prioritize
key areas of responsibility, tasks, and projects.
- Strong team player, who is both committed and flexible.
- Operates with integrity, transparency, and humility.
- Acts as a true company owner to advance the overall interests
of Waters with focus, urgency, and accountability. Any
international experience and/or experience in the life, materials,
or food science markets is beneficial but not required. Company
Description Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading
specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass
spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life,
materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than
7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35
countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products
available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating
business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to
enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery,
environmental management, food safety, and water quality. Working
at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their
careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be
better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We're the
problem solvers and innovators that aren't afraid to take risks to
transform the world of human health and well-being. We're all in it
together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed
today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow. Diversity and
inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation.
It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and
practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across
the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for
the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our
community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and
is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal
employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status,
disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. Sorry the
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