Assistant General Counsel, Water Quality Platform - Trojan Technologies
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And no matter where you look at Danaher, at the heart of what we do, you’ll witness our shared purpose—helping realize life’s potential—in action. Whether we’re enabling our customers to provide clean water, supporting a life-saving vaccine development, advancing a new instrument for cancer diagnosis, or ensuring product safety, our work helps improve millions of lives.
The Trojan Technologies (https://www.trojantechnologies.com/) group of businesses offers products under the brands Aquafine, Salsnes Filter, Trojan Marinex, TrojanUV and VIQUA. As the world’s population increases, so too does the demand for water – our most precious resource. We ensure greater water confidence and environmental stewardship for people industries and municipalities, improving the lives of over one billion people globally. Come be a part of this important mission!
We hope you’ll see yourself here, too. What you find at Danaher—and within yourself— might just change the world.
The Assistant General Counsel will play a meaningful role in leading the development, improvement, and implementation of legal counseling, strategy, policy, and processes in alignment with the objectives of Danaher, its Water Quality Platform, Aquatic Informatics, and Trojan Technologies for multiple companies and business units reporting up through Trojan (including Trojan, Viqua, Aquafine, and Pall Water). This position also manages a variety of work in all legal areas. The selected candidate will be required to spend some time at Trojan’s offices in London, Ontario. This position reports to Danaher’s General Counsel, WQP – Americas.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
In close consultation with the business and functional leaders at Aquatic Informatics, Trojan, and the companies reporting to Trojan, this position is expected to:
Implement and drive standard processes for commercial contracts
Deliver training and advice to drive standard methodologies for compliance and risk management
Prepare and work within an annual legal budget
Provide counseling, develop and improve processes, manage dispute resolution efforts, retain and supervise outside counsel, and coordinate with other Danaher counsel, in at least the following areas:
Contracts (customer, vendor, joint development, etc.)
Competition law, comparative advertising, brand management
Product and performance liability
Regulatory and environmental compliance
Labor and employment
Mergers, acquisitions, and open innovation
Knowledge & Skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; Ability to build and maintain the confidence of senior management; Thrives in a fast-paced, high demand environment; Accomplishes by doing—this is a hands-on position; Strong business acumen-able to rapidly learn the businesses’ competitive drivers; Kaizen mentality—stays on top of the daily work but always strives to find innovative ways of accomplishing more; Unquestioned integrity—adheres to the highest values in decisions, conduct, and work with others.
Educational & Experience Requirements
Must have strong academic credentials and a law degree. Minimum of 7-9 years’ experience as a practicing attorney; a mix of law firm and in-house corporate legal department experience preferred; Has personally handled a broad range of legal issues, including substantial work drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, and experience in the areas of competition law and compliance. Substantive knowledge and expertise in corporate matters are required. Experience with software legal matters is preferred. Canadian legal experience is a plus. Candidates should speak, negotiate and draft in English fluently, with ease; Second language proficiency would be a plus (especially French).
What makes this opportunity great? Let us tell you...
- You help us ensure water quality for people around the world!
- You work in a collaborative culture that values a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a good sense of partnership
- Our team of associates is passionate about achieving great results for our customers
- Ability to fully use your breadth and depth of experience; no pigeonhole here!
- And there is a lot of great work happening; it is always busy
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.
At Danaher, we’re driven by a sense of wonder for what we can create—and what we can become. Here, you’ll accelerate your career while driving innovation that improves lives. You’ll work hard and try new things, with guidance from committed leaders, powerful DBS tools, and the support of a global organization.
If you’d like to learn more, read stories from our associates on our Careers Blog or contact one of our recruiters.
We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401(k) to eligible employees
The salary range for this role is 163K - 18K. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado. This range may be modified in the future.
This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.
We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
You can apply for this role through the Careers Page at https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/ (or through the Workday “Find Jobs” function if you are a current employee)
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