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Principal Legal Specialist

Company: Waters Corporation
Location: Milford
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

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 agreements.
  • Independently manage multiple tasks with tight deadlines, while managing the expectations of internal and external stakeholders.
  • 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. Qualifications
    • 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 legal department.
    • 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 Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.

Keywords: Waters Corporation, Milford , Principal Legal Specialist, Legal , Milford, Connecticut

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