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Legal Counsel

Job ID: 7938

THE COMPANY

Our client is a dynamic company with global reach with diverse operations around the world that will stretch your abilities, provide plentiful career opportunities, and allow you to make an impact every day.  Our client, founded over 100 years ago, is a provider of electrical connection and protection solutions that connect and protect mission critical equipment, buildings and essential processes. They design, manufacture, market, install, and service high-performance products and solutions. Revenue is nearly $3 billion USD with over 10,000 people in over 130 sites around the world. People are our clients’ most valuable asset. They value diversity and inclusion. They celebrate and encourage each other’s authenticity because they understand that uniqueness sparks growth.

THE POSITION

The Regional Legal Counsel function will serve as a key business partner within the assigned region providing legal advice and support across all business units in a wide range of legal and compliance matters, and in doing so, act as an exemplary leader for the benefit of the corporation as a whole.  This important role will be responsible for the Regional Legal function in Mexico and support in the United States.

  • The Regional Legal Counsel will be responsible for providing effective and pragmatic legal support and counselling to the business and related entities to bring transparency and sound understanding of the company’s rights and obligations, anticipate and reduce risks and liabilities, and ensure legal compliance with regards to:
  • Contracts, agreements, transactions, general terms and conditions in the context of all business-related matters including outsourcing, agency, distribution, sales channel, supply, and subcontract agreements
  • Employment law and disciplinary procedures, including those involving local unions, and collaborating closely with Human Resources on a regular basis
  • Selling, advertising and promotional literature
  • Will be working in close partnership with Corporate Legal, provide support and advice to internal customers with respect to corporate governance, ethics and business conduct, data protection and privacy
  • Assist in litigation and disputes as assigned, providing FAQ mentorship to internal clients on customer disputes, collaborating closely with outside counsel, producing timely reports pertaining to litigation and disputes where appropriate
  • Serve as subject matter leader on compliance with maquiladora requirements.
  • Supervise corporate secretarial matters in conjunction with outside counsel
  • Liaise with Finance Department to facilitate Review/Issuance of Bank Bonds
  • From time to time, assist with corporate transactions, new company or office/branch startups, small acquisitions, divestitures or business transfers
  • Conduct and facilitate trainings on contract law, project execution and management, export compliance, Competition, FCPA and Ethics, developed by the respective company departments.
  • Lead external counsels in an efficient and cost-effective manner

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Law degree with a minimum of 5 years working in a Manufacturing work environment with a proven record in commercial contracts and compliance
  • Excellent English and Spanish written and oral communication skills
  • Previous experience in Manufacturing environment required
  • Inspires trust and open communication demonstrating interpersonal and business counselling skills.
  • Excellent business and commercial knowledge and understanding
  • Highly motivated and committed to deliver work of the highest quality and integrity
  • Ability to resolve conflict and challenges quickly and effectively
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance as well as part of a team
  • Must have flexibility to travel within the region & US

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