Thermo Fisher Scientific


How will you make an impact?
The Senior Manager of Legal Operations will lead and support projects to optimize the delivery of legal services across all Groups and Divisions of the company, with a focus on contracting processes and contract management. Through the development of team and utilizing a customer-centric demeanor, the role will execute on projects that build contract management standard methodologies, enabling better contract compliance and improved service levels for customers.

What will you do?

This role reports to the Director, Legal Operations for Thermo Fisher Scientific and will have direct responsibility for a project management team within Legal Operations. The Senior Manager, Legal Operations will work closely with all levels of attorneys and legal professionals across Global Legal, participating in and managing projects that provide solutions for key internal customers and partners across all company Groups. Initiatives will focus on establishing robust pre- and post-execution contract management through the implementation of a contract lifecycle management system, supporting automated legal solutions, and leading process improvement projects. The role will develop mechanisms for the extraction and analysis of data from contracting processes, which will help identify areas for improvement and resource optimization and will also support cross-functional projects that find opportunities for continuous improvement in the delivery of broader legal services. As the role provides enterprise-wide support, it will span all Groups and Divisions, seeking to deliver consistent, consolidated solutions at scale. 

Key Responsibilities will include:

-Lead, run, guide and mentor a high-performing team of professionals with a diverse array of skills and levels of experience, across varied functional areas.
-Help design team and individual goals and establish mechanisms to track progress, with focus on customer satisfaction, quality, and team member performance.
-Direct management of a project management team, prioritizing and supporting team members’ career development.

Operational Management
-Execute on projects and activities in alignment with the mission and goals of the company, Global Legal, Group Legal, and the Legal Operations function.
-Utilize best in class project management and reporting tools to lead resources, project plans, and results.
-Assemble, coordinate and meet with project partners to address project issues and enable informed decisions to be made in a timely fashion.
-Demonstrate important metrics across all aspects of the Legal Department’s provision of legal services to the company and interactions with our customers.
-Apply the company’s Practical Process Improvement (PPI) business system within the department.

How will you get here?

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year university, or extensive equivalent professional experience.

Experience and Skills
-Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
-Strong sense of ethics and integrity.
-Experienced people leader with confirmed experience developing and leading robust teams, establishing strategic goals, and cultivating employee development.
-Experience in developing and deploying project standard methodologies, policies, procedures, and processes.
-Experience at working both independently and in a collaborative environment is essential.-Can conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
-Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
-Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is critical.

Accessibility/Disability Access
Job Seekers with a Disability: Thermo Fisher Scientific offers accessibility service for job seekers requiring accommodations in the job application process. For example, this may include individuals requiring assistance because of hearing, vision, mobility, or cognitive impairments. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or assisting a person with a disability, and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone at 1-855-471-2255*. Please include your contact information and specific details about your required accommodation to support you during the job application process.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $30 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 80,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit