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Danaher Corporation Junior Legal Counsel in Nottingham, United Kingdom

Junior Legal Counsel, Commercial

Location: Videojet Huntingdon/Nottingham or Clearmark UK Nottingham

Format: Hybrid


At first glance, you’ll see Danaher’s scale. With $31.1B revenue, our 81,000 associates work across the globe at more than 25 unique operating companies within four platforms — life sciences, diagnostics, water quality, and product identification.

Career development is important to us - you’ll find associates who are as certain about their impact as they are about where they’re headed next. You’ll find the Danaher Business System, which makes everything possible. You’ll also see a company that investors trust—our culture of continuous improvement has helped us outperform the S&P 500 by more than 5,000% over the past 25 years.

We hope you’ll see yourself here, too. What you find at Danaher — and within yourself — might just change the world.


Videojet Technologies is the leading provider of product and case coding solutions to a wide range of industries including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, electronics, chemical, and aerospace. Our Uptime Peace of Mind® brand promise means Videojet listens to our customers’ needs and provides the right equipment, supplies and software combined for reliable performance. As the global coding and marking leader, Videojet has more than 275,000 units installed worldwide, coding on 20 billion products a year. Videojet’s full printer and supplies portfolio includes continuous ink jet, laser, thermal transfer, drop‐on‐ demand ink jet and thermal inkjet printers and print and apply labellers.


We are responsible on a European basis for drafting, negotiating, managing and overseeing contracts and commercial agreements for the Marking and Coding entities within the Product Identification Platform of Danaher. This includes a total of 15 entities; among them Videojet Technologies, Clearmark Printing Solutions, Linx Printing Technologies, ALLTEC / FOBA, and Laetus. We support all functions regarding legal questions, including provision of trainings, support in litigation cases, data privacy, compliance, and internal investigations.

As the Junior Legal Counsel you will report to the Senior Legal Counsel Marking & Coding Europe (based in Germany).


You will ensure that the contract process has the right balance of efficiency and risk management by drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements.

You will establish and roll-out standard work according to Danaher’s global standards in the region. These include implementing and revising templates, standard operating procedures, and trainings. You will also provide support for central corporate functions, such as data privacy, compliance, regulatory, and HR on a local basis.

Critical to this role is the ability to scope the legal needs of the business and install efficient processes with minimal disruption. This is a hands-on role where both tactical execution and longer-term strategy are important.


  • Gain a solid understanding of the various businesses in order to identify appropriate strategies to facilitate business goals and minimize any potential challenges;

  • Implement and drive standard processes for commercial contracts and legal work;

  • Negotiate, strategize, document, and approve commercial transactions, contracts, and other legal arrangements;

  • Retain a steady positive and professional attitude and an ability to confidently discuss contract terms and legal issues with internal stakeholders, customers, and suppliers;

  • Build collaborative and trustful relationships with internal stakeholders and within the legal team;

  • Assist the business with proactive, operational, and commercial advice to ensure a clear contracting process and successful relationships with suppliers and customers;

  • Deliver training and advice to drive best practices for legal processes, compliance, and risk management; and

  • Identify and execute on opportunities for continuous improvement, efficiency in providing legal services to the Marking and Coding companies.


  • Able to simplify the complex and can understand the concerns and demands of the business, and knows the best legal strategies to pursue;

  • Licensed to practise law within the UK or other European countries;

  • Proactive in identifying risks and proposes countermeasures/solutions directly, with a drive for learning, self-organization skills, and attention to detail;

  • A thoughtful and creative problem solver who thinks outside the (legal) box;

  • A team player who is comfortable handling all types of legal projects and assumes ownership;

  • Able to work on multiple issues at the same time and prioritize to achieve goals;

  • Comfortable providing guidance to senior management;

  • Able to adapt to a fast-paced, high-performance, and lean environment with a culture of continuous improvement in order to find better ways of accomplishing more;

  • Calm during the storms of daily business, while retaining his/her/their positive attitude and humour;

  • Unquestionable in their integrity and ethics in all; and

  • Able to have both a local and global mindset with an ability to make things happen.


  • Prior experience or exposure working within a matrixed organisation, preferably in a (multinational) company;

  • A law degree from a European or UK law school;

  • Experience in‐house helpful, but not essential;

  • Knowledge of commercial law, negotiations, competition law and compliance is required;

  • Knowledge and expertise in employment law and regulatory matters is desired;

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed;

  • Second language proficiency would be desired (especially Italian and / or Polish); and

  • Legal research skills.


  • We offer you an employee bonus based on business success as well as annual salary review

  • Company Pension Scheme

  • Income Protection & Life Assurance

  • BUPA & SimplyHealth Health Care

  • Training and development opportunities

  • Attractive employee referral program

  • Enhanced Maternity and paternity pay

  • Employee Assistance Program (legal, financial, and counselling resources)


We believe that real breakthroughs come from teams that think big and respect each other’s differences – different ideas, different perspectives, and different experiences. We encourage all voices to be heard, both internally as we collaborate and externally as we listen to our customers’ most pressing needs. And we would love to have you on this journey with us! Apply today.

Our Shared Purpose (https://danaher.sharepoint.com/about/Pages/Shared-Purpose.aspx) – Helping Realize Life’s Potential – expresses our reason for being and the impact that every one of us at Danaher strives to have on the world. Our Core Values (https://danaher.sharepoint.com/about/Pages/Core-Values.aspx) define the fundamental beliefs that guide our actions. The Core Behaviours* enable our values and Shared Purpose, powered by DBS (https://danaher.sharepoint.com/dbs) as our proven system for achieving success at Danaher.


You will be part of a dynamic team in which there is a high focus on delivering results and continuous improvement, but also where having fun and teamwork is very important. It's a fast-paced environment, a consultative role, where you will get to partner with people to achieve their strategic business goals. You will work in a leading global company, with a manager who cares about you, your strengths and will help you to develop the best possible version of yourself. At Danaher, your potential is amplified. Our culture of continuous improvement defines who we are, drives our success, and translates to a career without limits for our team of 65,000 intellectually curious associates. Listen to our voices: https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/our-difference.


We do not accept unsolicited assistance from any headhunters or recruitment firms for any of our job openings. All resumes or profiles submitted by search firms to any employee at any of the Product Identification Platform companies, including Videojet Technologies, X-Rite/Pantone, Esko, Alltec-Foba, Laetus and Linx, in any form without a valid, signed search agreement in place for the specific position, will be deemed the sole property of the Operating Company. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Operating Company as a result of the unsolicited referral.

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When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.