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Job ID: 2023-6099
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
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The AVP & Counsel will be responsible for providing a wide range of legal advice and guidance to the business. This role will involve significant exposure to a broad array of legal and business matters, particularly in contract review, negotiation, and management.
McWane is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. McWane will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status, genetic information (In IL – order of protection status, military status, unfavorable discharge status), or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a variety of contracts with third parties (including Federal, state, and local governmental entities), including contracts for buying and selling products and services, consulting agreements, manufacturing agreements, nondisclosure agreements, leases, temporary employment agreements, recruiting agreements, etc.
- Provides solutions-oriented legal advice to business stakeholders regarding legal risks associated with contracts
- Identifies and implements contract best practices, including forms of contracts
- Collaborates with colleagues and outside counsel to ensure business strategies and objectives comply with applicable laws, regulations, and Company policies
- Partners with divisions and executive leadership to provide practical and strategic legal advice on complex business matters
- Assists in routine merger and acquisition activity, specifically leading due diligence activities in reviewing and providing input and recommendations on associated contracts
- Monitors and remains up to date on emerging legislative developments that may affect the Company
- Handles other legal matters as may be assigned by General Counsel
- Presents on behalf of the legal department at division sales meetings and other events
- General knowledge of Article 2 of the UCC
- General knowledge of federal and state laws, statutes, regulations, and guidance documents
- Experience drafting and negotiating contracts
- Experience advising Company management regarding risk assessment and management and interpretation and implementation of Company policies
- Ability to think strategically and proactively about achieving corporate objectives
- Excellent interpersonal, analytical, drafting, and communication skills
- Ability to establish relationships with third-party providers of goods and services
- Ability to build and maintain relationships and collaborative efforts with internal constituencies
- Ability to work independently with little supervision
- JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school
- Licensed in good standing to practice law in the State of Alabama or at least one other jurisdiction
- Minimum of 6-9 years of experience working in a law firm or a legal department
- Federal contracting experience
- Industrial manufacturing experience desired, but not required
- Intellectual property experience desired, but not required