Legal Contract Manager -Indirect Procurement Transactions

Date: Feb 2, 2024

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

The Legal Contract Manager serves as an important member of the recently established Contract Center of Excellence, which is responsible for the enterprise-wide contracting needs of the company.  We are looking for a Legal Contract Manager to join our legal team who embraces a curiosity-driven, business-enabling mindset and will assist the business in the drafting, review, and negotiation of agreements.  Your primary focus will be on indirect procurement agreements to support the business such as facilities agreements, Professional Services Agreements, mutual non-disclosure agreements, license agreements and other similar agreements.  However, you will also support the enterprise on other commercial and technical agreements with appropriate attorney and business support. 

You will report to the Senior Corporate Counsel.


You Will:

  • Generate agreements from standard approved templates.
  • Draft, review and negotiate (with appropriate attorney oversight) a variety of indirect procurement and commercial contracts, ensuring accuracy, clarity, and understanding of our business objectives.
  • Liaise with procurement/vendor management and transportation partners and outside counsel to answer questions about processes, matter status, contracts and other Center of Excellence inquiries.
  • Support continuous improvement by implementing new processes, document templates, playbooks, and training materials.
  • Collaborate with other team members in Grainger’s legal team (including legal counsel responsible for contract negotiations and intellectual property management) and other members of the Grainger Corporate Affairs team.
  • Work together with senior members of Grainger’s Corporate Affairs team on project-based legal assignments and initiatives. 
  • Assist with Corporate Affairs department projects.


You Have:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree from a 4-year accredited university or college.
  • 7+ years of experience in contract management positions in distribution (industrial, commercial, or retail) or manufacturing.
  • Understanding of commercial contract terms, legal language, and risk assessment.
  • Track record in reviewing a diverse range of contracts.
  • Integrity and commitment to the highest ethical standards and personal values.
  • You can get along with diverse corporate professionals and work with personnel at all levels. 
  • The capability for advancement beyond this role.
  • A client focus and ability to inspire trust through effective communication and interpersonal skills.


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger.

  • Benefits starting on day one, including medical, dental vision and life insurance
  • 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period with no personal contribution required.
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, student loan refinancing, free access to financial counseling, education and more.


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment that includes both providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the application and hiring process as well as throughout the course of one’s employment.  With this in mind, should you need a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please advise us so that we can provide appropriate assistance.