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Legal Operations Manager

San Ramon, CA

CooperCompanies (Nasdaq: COO) is a leading global medical device company focused on improving lives one person at a time. The Company operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision is a trusted leader in the contact lens industry, improving the vision of millions of people every day. CooperSurgical is a leading fertility and women’s health company dedicated to assisting women, babies and families at the healthcare moments that matter most. Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, CooperCompanies has a workforce of more than 15,000 with products sold in over 130 countries. For more information, please visit .

Job Summary:

This role will report to the General Counsel. This role will be responsible for defining and driving Legal Operations Initiatives for the global Cooper organizations. The role requires a self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively and can perform and deliver results in line with the Legal Department’s Mission of delivering effective, efficient and innovative legal support to the global Cooper organization.

Essential Functions & Accountabilities:

  • Define and drive strategic and operational initiatives with on-time and on-budget results
  • Report on key operational and substantive metrics for the practice group that will better inform decision-making, including matter and work product analyses
  • Identify and implement legal department tools to streamline new or existing practices, as well as managing design, rollout, and training for new systems
  • Develop and enforce processes and policies to manage outside counsel usage and spend
  • Assist with budget matters and optimizing workflows within the legal department
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including sales, support, service, business development, regulatory, IT, and finance, as well as various business units


This role may involve travel to the company’s operations within North America, and more rarely, around the world, depending on the needs of the business. Travel is not expected to exceed 15% of the position.

Work Environment:

  • Prolonged sitting in front of a computer and using the telephone/conference facilities.
  • Majority of time is spent in typical office environment, although intermittently, the role may include other types of work environments, such as manufacturing, distribution, and research facilities.
  • This is not a remote position. The position requires the employee to be in the office.


  • 7+ years of experience with legal project operations and management in-house or at a law firm (both preferred)
  • Prior experience developing playbooks and policies
  • Demonstrated ability to independently move projects forward by gaining the support needed from others while working in a cross-functional role
  • Proven track record of collaborating with groups (e.g., finance, operations, sales, IT) to set objectives and produce meaningful results
  • Strong experience in developing, implementing, and using legal department technology solutions (e.g., SimpleLegal e-Billing and matter management , IPfolio IP management, DocuSign e-signature)
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines


BA or BS degree required

    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

    For U.S. locations that require disclosure of compensation, the starting base pay for this role is between $115,178 and $154,291 per year and may include cost of living adjustments. The actual base pay includes many factors and is subject to change and modification in the future. This position may also be eligible for other types of compensation and benefits.


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