Job ID R-485412 Date posted March 17, 2024

Manager Legal Operations

Job Description Summary

Job Description

We are the makers of possible 

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us. 

We are seeking a Manager, Intellectual Property Operations who will manage the IP Ops function at BD. The position will report to the Associate General Counsel - Intellectual Property and be responsible for optimizing IP services, driving IP projects and managing IP systems and processes, while working collaboratively with global IP professionals, outside counsel, BD legal operations colleagues, and legal operations vendors.  This role is critical in ensuring that the IP team is innovating, improving, and handling IP matters efficiently and effectively.  We are looking for a motivated self-starter, who can think creatively about challenging issues, is passionate about problem solving, and can use analytical expertise to proactively drive solutions.


  • Overall responsibility for management of Anaqua IP Management System, including maintaining data integrity, developing and maintaining reports in the HyperView environment, and supervising, coordinating, monitoring, and programming processes within Anaqua

  • Direct day to day tasks of two Legal Operations Specialists

  • Plan and execute IP team projects working with cross-functional associates and external partners to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the IP team

  • Design and implement best practices and continuously improve procedures and systems to support IP team strategic goals and objectives

  • Drive design, implementation and maintenance of IP docketing policies, guidelines, processes, forms and associated projects in collaboration with IP professionals

  • Collaborate with legal operations colleagues on law department processes including billing

  • Enforce outside counsel compliance with BD docketing and billing procedures

  • Develop and implement user training, including user guides for BD associates and outside counsel

  • Ensure implementation of substantive law and rule changes

  • As needed, assist Legal Operations Specialists with their day-to-day tasks, e.g., in view of vacation, workloads, volume, etc.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, or paralegal certificate with significant relevant experience

  • At least 5 years of experience across areas detailed under Qualifications.


  • Extensive experience using, managing and programming IP management/docketing software (Anaqua strongly preferred), as well as managing and using billing systems

  • Experience with document management systems and USPTO sites including PAIR and TSDR

  • Strong process and project management skills

  • Experience in a large in-house IP department or law firm, handling a large volume of patent preparation and prosecution matters

  • Knowledge of patent and trademark lifecycle and processes from invention through maintenance

  •  Experience developing legal operations processes and documentation

  • Experience with managing data quality and integrity, monitoring metrics and developing reports

  • Proven leadership experience, with demonstrated inter-personal skills and the ability to teach and coach, and work within multiple teams

  • Demonstrated success in managing organizational and process change

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with an ability to identify issues, develop creative solutions and learn quickly

  • High proficiency in database management, software, and technology and the efficient use and programming of software and technology for organization, reporting and automating processes

  • Highly organized and self-directed, with ability to prioritize multiple complex tasks

  • High proficiency in computer skills including Word, Outlook, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and Adobe

  • Strong strategic thinking with excellent written and verbal communication skills

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.  

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.  

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status. 


Primary Work Location

USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional Locations

USA CA - San Diego (BDB)

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At BD, we are strongly committed to investing in our associates—their well-being and development, and in providing rewards and recognition opportunities that promote a performance-based culture.  We demonstrate this commitment by offering a valuable, competitive package of compensation and benefits programs which you can learn more about on our Careers Site under Our Commitment to You.

Salary ranges have been implemented to reward associates fairly and competitively, as well as to support recognition of associates’ progress, ranging from entry level to experts in their field, and talent mobility. There are many factors, such as location, that contribute to the range displayed. The salary offered to a successful candidate is based on experience, education, skills, and actual work location. Salary ranges may vary for Field-based and Remote roles.

Salary Range Information

$111,800.00 - $184,500.00

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