The Corporate Counsel has global responsibilities for commercial transactions and corporate matters, including counseling, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, corporate governance, employee training, and business risk and process management. The Corporate Counsel will provide direct client management, counseling and training responsibilities and will have legal oversight for their assigned business areas. The position will support Global Product Supply; Business Process and Technology; Real Estate, Facilities & Corporate Services; and special projects on an “as needed” basis to provide general commercial legal support to the Company’s business at large in matters beyond the Counsel’s designated areas of responsibility.
Typical duties include the following:
- Counseling, reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements such as product and material supply agreements, licensing (including procurement) agreements, third party manufacturing agreements, service agreements, business sale and acquisitions, basic financing transactions, real estate transactions, information technology related agreements, joint development agreements, consulting agreements, and secrecy agreements. Some of this work may be done in cooperation with other attorneys in the law department.
- Identifying and analyzing legal issues and developing and effectively communicating sound, understandable legal and business recommendations to the appropriate business managers.
- Participating in a collaborative manner in cross-functional business teams to identify, evaluate, and resolve complex business issues.
- Ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and company policies.
- Preparing various corporate governance documents, such as resolutions and proxies.
- Working with business teams to create corporate policies, forms, and procedures.
- Working with counsel outside the United States to determine applicable legal and regulatory issues and creating appropriate solutions.
- Managing litigation matters as they arise in the assigned business areas.
- Developing and teaching in-house seminars to clients relating to various corporate and transactional issues.
- A minimum of 5 years of legal practice in corporate transactions. JD degree and admission to the bar in at least one US state.
- Outstanding analytical, consulting, drafting and negotiation skills with the ability to make well-reasoned legal and business judgments.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to succinctly and positively influence others.
- Proven ability to deal tactfully and confidently with a variety of personal styles across a large number of diverse international internal and external groups.
- Proven ability to prioritize and manage projects or requests from several client groups.
- Strong leadership skills with a “results-oriented” mentality.
- A confident, positive, collaborative and assertive personality conducive to effective and harmonious interactions, both with other attorneys and with the Company’s technical and business personnel.
- Willingness to learn new areas of law, acquire new skills, and take on additional and/or new responsibilities within the Law Department on an “as needed” basis.
SC Johnson & Son, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.