Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, and Toyota is growing leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to grow and challenge what’s possible with us.

An important part of the Toyota family is Toyota Financial Services (TFS), the finance and insurance brand for Toyota and Lexus in North America. While TFS is a separate business entity, it is an essential part of this world-changing company – delivering on Toyota’s vision to move people beyond what’s possible. At TFS, you will help create best-in-class customer experiences in an innovative, collaborative environment.

Who we’re looking for

The TFS Corporate Legal Department is looking for a passionate and highly-motivated Vice President, General Counsel who is a proven leader with ability to build, develop and inspire team while advising executive, senior management and board on various legal matters.

Reporting to the President of Toyota Financial Services, the primary responsibility of this role is to provide counsel to senior leadership on both the business and legal ramifications of significant strategic imperatives related to the regulatory, corporate, transactional, product, governance, government relations and regulatory challenges in the insurance and financial services sectors.

What you’ll be doing

Provide expert and strategic legal advice to our company

Actively engage as member of senior leadership team and be a trusted advisor to the CEO

Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors

Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action

Communicate effectively to align with business goals and objectives

Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks

Base decision-making process on ethics and integrity

Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders
What you bring
Juris Doctor degree
Active membership in good standing in the bar of at least one U.S. state/jurisdiction; also, must be able to obtain license to practice law in Texas

15 years or more experience as a law firm partner or general counsel

Extensive knowledge of banking regulations and finance

Ability to attract, select, develop, direct, motivate and drive performance from highly diverse teams

A creative mindset to develop strategic solutions
Ability to communicate effectively to align with business goals and objectives

Excellent written and oral communication skills and a proven ability to communicate effectively to gain credibility of internal and external stakeholders

Effective and efficient problem solver and collaborator

Strategic mindset, excellent judgment at a complex organizational environment level, and proactive and dynamic style

Passion to actively lead and support cultural priorities

Added bonus if you have

Public company experience with expertise in SEC reporting and disclosure
Financial services experience within one of the following: banks, investment banks, insurance companies, credit card companies and stock brokerages.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) experience

What we’ll bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:

A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement

Vehicle purchase & lease programs

Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family

Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)

Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute

Paid holidays and paid time off

Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more

Flexible spending accounts

Relocation assistance (if applicable)

What you should know

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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