Will focus on corporate, securities, debt finance, governance, compliance, executive compensation, employee benefits, and tax among other practice areas, and will supervise direct reports. Must have at least seven (7) years of experience in a medium-to-large law firm or corporate legal department. The individual in this role is expected to work closely with internal clients, including the General Counsel and other top-level executives as well as the Board of Directors, to understand their needs and help them meet their business goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible to the General Counsel for management and support of the following areas:
- SEC reporting, corporate governance, proxy statement preparation, annual stockholder meeting matters, listing matters, general corporate law, corporate secretarial and related public company obligations;
- the development, maintenance and implementation of the companys corporate governance policies and compliance programs, including matters relating to insider trading, Sarbanes-Oxley, business ethics, FCPA, related party transactions, etc.;
- review and advising on material external communications;
- supporting the Companys executive and director compensation programs;
- ensuring compliance with, and providing counsel on, the Companys credit facilities and other banking agreements; and
- providing support in other key functional areas such as tax, employee benefits, insurance, and litigation.
- Manage a direct report responsible for the companys real estate, environmental, and equipment leasing matters and provide internal support on these matters as needed.
- Work collaboratively and responsively with a broad range of colleagues in finance, accounting, treasury, human resources, internal audit, tax, real estate, and other departments to facilitate a coordinated team approach.
- Engage, communicate with, and manage outside counsel, as appropriate.
- Supervise and motivate a team of direct reports.
- Building Organizational Talent – Establishing systems and processes to attract, develop, engage, and retain talented individuals; creating a work environment where people can realize their full potential, thus allowing the organization to meet current and future business challenges.
- Creating a Culture of Trust – Fostering a work environment that encourages people to act with integrity and treat each other and their ideas with respect; creating and protecting a high-trust environment by setting an example, advocating for others in the face of challenges, removing barriers to trust, and rewarding others for demonstrating behaviors that cultivate trust.
- Driving Execution – Translating strategic priorities into operational reality; aligning communication, accountabilities, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measurable and sustainable results.
- Establishing Strategic Direction – Establishing and committing to a long-term business direction based on an analysis of systemic information and consideration of resources, market drivers, organizational values, and emerging economic, technological, and regulatory conditions.
- Influencing – Using effective involvement and persuasion strategies to gain acceptance of ideas and commitment to actions that support specific work outcomes.
- Leading Change – Driving organizational and cultural changes needed to achieve strategic objectives; catalyzing new approaches to improve results by transforming organizational culture, systems, or products/services; helping others overcome resistance to change.
- Resolving Conflict – Helping others deal effectively with an antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and facilitate agreement.
- Law degree from a well-respected law school and admission to the Kansas bar or eligibility for admission under Rule 712.
- Seven (7) or more years of corporate and securities law experience in a medium-to-large law firm or corporate legal department.
- Experience with, or desire to develop knowledge and skills in debt financing, executive compensation, employee benefits, litigation, real estate, tax, and other areas.
- Leadership experience that demonstrates readiness to supervise direct reports.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and to work with and maintain confidential and sensitive information.
- Strong negotiation, communication, organizational, and decision-making skills.
This job operates in a professional office environment indoors. Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
The position requires the ability to spend long hours sitting or standing while using office equipment and computers. Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as typing and keying. Occasional lifting, pushing/pulling, carrying 10 lbs of supplies and materials is required.
YRC Worldwide, along with all subsidiary companies, are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer