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Job Overview

As (Senior) Counsel, you will act as the primary attorney for the Device sub-vertical business of TEs Industrial Business Unit, a USD 600M+ division. In this key role with global scope, you will also act as the interface between the Law Department and your internal clients from the Americas Sales team of the Industrial BU. As their business partner, you are the central point of contact for legal advice and risk management to the operating unit and, in particular, counsel to the businesss leadership team. The position requires an active participation also in the decision-making with respect to the formation of strategy and operating plans, together with all other aspects of running a sub-vertical organization.
The (Senior) Counsel must be able to balance their leadership role of being a supportive business partner, while protecting the BU and Enterprise from commercial and compliance risks. This position reports directly to the BU lead counsel and indirectly to the Sub-vertical General Manager.

Your main tasks include:

Legal Advice:

  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements, both with counterparties in the Americas market and in an international and cross-border context
  • Coordinate, monitor, provide advice and identify key issues in daily business and ad hoc projects
  • Collaborate with the companys attorneys in other regions and other subject matter experts, in particular the IND BU legal team members on all interface matters between the Americas Sales and the Device SV teams and the other businesses and functions in IND BU, including on a global scale with Device business partners, especially customers
  • Effectively promote a culture of compliance within the Device SV, including providing training and investigations support as necessary; embrace a culture of compliance as a strategic differentiator for Device SV and IND
  • Continuous training of the Device SV and Americas Sales team, including contract

Mergers and Acquisitions:

  • Assist in due diligence, integration and related activities, as required, also in target identification activities within the Device SV and IND;
  • Compliance Management:
  • Ensure effectiveness of the companys compliance program within the respective operating unit
  • Provide compliance training in order to educate employees regarding company policies and compliance requirements
  • Manage the BPM program for all Americas/Device related business partners

Claims Management:

  • Provide legal advice on quality, warranty and product liability issues and manage outside counsel on the litigation of such matters, in close collaboration with the responsible PLP teams and the IND BU legal colleagues, including navigating the TE internal landscape of cross-BU claims handling and interface matters with the Channel BU and the distribution partner network

Dispute Resolution:

  • Manage disputes and provide guidance to management on the companys exposure

Legal Policies:

  • Support the continuous development of the legal departments policies, procedures and templates
  • Take ownership of TEOA related initiatives of the Law Department and the BU legal team
What your background should look like:
  • Licensed to practice law with a law degree from a recognized university and solid academic records
  • A minimum of 8 years post-qualification experience, ideally two to three years in an in-house legal capacity, advising on commercial legal matters in an international environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proactive work style; exercising sound judgement based on objective analysis, wisdom gained from experience, and key stakeholder input
  • Keen interest to develop an in-depth understanding of all aspects of the business, with a view to becoming a trusted adviser also beyond legal counsel, including strategic objectives, competitive landscape, product applications and macro trends impacting the Device SV
  • Assertiveness and strong communication in negotiation settings; familiarity with advising senior executives on the above defined tasks and managerial courage
  • Fluency, both oral and written, in English and, preferably, one other major internationally recognized language
  • Intercultural competence and work experience in a global business environment; flexibility to develop strong relationships with multiple departments in a large, matrixed organization
  • Exhibiting calmness under pressure; leading by example in crisis-like situations; seeks out, accepts and gives constructive guidance
  • Creating a climate in which people operate towards a common vision of the future
  • Sharing ownership and accountability for the outcome of executive decision-making
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

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