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Johnson Matthey is a leading specialty chemicals company underpinned by science, technology and our people. We are a leader in sustainable technologies, and many of our products enhance the quality of life for millions of people around the world. Our vision is for a world that’s cleaner and healthier; today and for future generations. Our technology leadership forms the basis of our strategy to deliver superior long term growth. Johnson Matthey was founded almost 200 years ago in London. For further information about Johnson Matthey, please visit www.matthey.com.
We are currently looking for an attorney who will be responsible for the delivery of day to day legal services and advice and management of legal and compliance risks across the Natural Resources North American businesses (“Businesses”).
Proactively engaging with the Businesses to manage legal and compliance risk and lead legal aspects of major multi-disciplinary projects including developing procedures and contract forms.
Understand the strategic objectives of the Businesses in order to provide a high quality, pragmatic and focused legal service.
Draft, review, negotiate and provide legal advice on a wide variety of agreements and documents including complex commercial transactions, sales/purchase agreements, service agreements, distributor/dealer agreements, contractor terms, real property agreements and various international deals. Ensure all aspects of such commercial arrangements are covered.
Implement a wide range of improvement projects within the legal team and within the sector.
Counsel small, recently acquired businesses on various legal aspects and group controls, while maintaining entrepreneurial spirit and seeking creative solutions.
Manage specialist legal services provided by external firms, such as non-US advice and real property law, settling budgets for advice presented by these firms and managing that legal spend.
Provide, manage or coordinate (as appropriate) advice to the Businesses in respect of ethical and compliance matters, working closely with Group Ethics and Compliance.
Promote JM’s Code of Ethics within the Businesses and an approach to doing business that reflects JM’s commitment to doing business ethically, in accordance with its values.
Carry out risk assessments within the Businesses to identify, and assess materiality of JM’s exposure to contractual and legal compliance risks.
Assist in developing and providing legal and compliance training to the Businesses.
Work with business partners of various levels of legal and business sophistication.
Take on any other duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.
Regularly collaborate with individuals at all levels of the organization, including senior management and international colleagues.
Require a collaborative approach with other Group functions, including Ethics & Compliance, EHS, Tax, Internal Audit, HR, Treasury/Risk/Credit.
Require collaboration with company intellectual property, employment and litigation lawyers as well as other members of the global sectoral legal team.
Require a commitment to promoting a positive culture of legal compliance and ethics.
Require the ability to work without close supervision while communicating key activities to the Natural Resources NA Lead and senior management.
Require a creative approach to the delivery of legal services.
Periodic travel within North America will be required. International travel may also be required from time-to-time.
Possess strong academic credentials including a juris doctor degree and must be a member of a state bar in good standing, Pennsylvania admission ideal
Over 4 years broad commercial and corporate experience gained either in a leading firm or in industry.
Desirable, but not required:
Experience of working in an international environment
Experience of working across multiple business units simultaneously
Experience of the chemicals and/or precious metals industry
Experience of dealing hands on with compliance matters
PERSONAL SKILLS & KEY COMPETENCIES
Key facet of position is leadership and creativity in engaging with the business team, law department and across JM globally.
Have excellent writing, persuasion, interpersonal and negotiation skills, commercial awareness and a strong ability to assess risk.
Be enthusiastic, positive and have a strong commitment to the importance of legal compliance and ethical practices and their observance by business colleagues.
Add value to the organization and its strategic objectives through creative and pragmatic approaches to legal issues and effective delivery of legal advice and solutions.
Be flexible, well organized and customer-focused.
A team player who can effectively collaborate toward building meaningful relationships and is also able to work independently while regularly reporting significant developments and issues to superiors.
Ability to manage multiple tasks while prioritizing so as to meet critical deadlines.
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Additional Salary Information: We offer a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental coverage, company paid life insurance and disability, a matching 401(k) plan and a defined contribution retirement plan.
Our 200-year commitment to innovation keeps us at the forefront of technological breakthroughs that make the world a better place.As a global leader in sustainable technologies, we apply our cutting edge science to create solutions with our customers that make a real difference in the world around us. We are proud of our products and technologies, how our customers use them, and the positive impa...ct they have on our planet. At the same time, we are passionate about how science can enable global solutions for clean air, improved health and make the most efficient us of our planet's natural resources.