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Volvo Financial Services is the finance arm of the Volvo Group. The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drives systems for marine and industrial applications, and is the world's leading producer of heavy-diesel engines. Volvo Financial Services provides a full range of financial services for the construction equipment, truck and bus industries.
This position is dedicated to providing legal support across all product lines in documenting and structuring transactions and overseeing bankruptcy and litigation matters to support the Company’s mission to be the premier captive finance company in the United States. Senior Legal Counsel also provides assistance in strategic decisions, compliance related matters, product and service development and training.
The following position within Volvo Financial Services reports to the Vice President, Legal & General Counsel and will be located in Greensboro, NC, USA.
Works with sales, operations, and credit functions in developing and implementing necessary legal policies and documentation for commercial truck, tractor, trailer, construction equipment, bus and other specialized transportation and commercial equipment financing products in the United States
Negotiates and documents a variety of working capital, retail finance and wholesale transactions
General support of legal compliance function, including anti-corruption (FCPA) and anti-competition, anti-money laundering, know-your-customer, FATCA, OFAC, and data privacy matters and training
Provides legal support for the restructuring of troubled transactions and litigation/bankruptcy oversight
Performs general corporate work, such as vendor contracts
Participates in special projects relating to business and regulatory developments, both within the Volvo Financial Services US business and with Volvo Financial Services Region Americas/Global
Maintains communication and coordination with other internal departments
Executes other duties and responsibilities as determined by business needs
Required Education and Experience:
JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from an ABA accredited school
Currently licensed to actively practice law and in good standing with at least one state
Minimum of four (4) years of experience in commercial financing and leasing, transactions, ideally with a focus on the equipment industry, preferably in a large firm practice, finance boutique, bank and/or captive
Capital markets and/or structured finance experience preferred
Direct working knowledge and expertise in UCC Article 2A and Article 9 transactions
Direct work experience in negotiating and documenting large and middle-market transactions and restructurings
Proven experience developing and implementing legal policies for a financial services company preferred
Ability to provide alternative legal strategies and structures
Experience with digital signatures, e-document systems and e-commerce related to commercial finance industry preferred
Strong transactional experience preferred
Proven leadership skills and experience
The ability and willingness to manage and lead a team , is preferred
Experience with regulatory and compliance issues, e-documents and data privacy and security is a plus
Experience supervising and directing external attorneys representing an organization
Established written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills required at the highest level
Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook and Word
Required Competencies and Skills:
Ability to work effectively with other business leaders and their organizations with specific emphasis on the product companies supported by Volvo Financial Services
Have the ability to be a strategic as well as a tactical leader
Extensive ability to work independently, exercise sound business judgment, and manage multiple transactions simultaneously
Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively on multiple tasks in a demanding environment
Exceptional computer skills and experience with MS Office, particularly Outlook and Word
Excellent written and verbal communication skills supported by effective interpersonal skills and a high level of integrity
Exceptional organizational skills with quality focus and attention to detail
Flexibility and adaptability with proactive, service-oriented approach
Innovative problem solving and analytical skills
A high level of integrity, energy, and a positive customer and quality focus with the ability to work within and in support of a team environment
Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English; additional languages a plus
Other Required Competencies
Customer focus: Maintains effective and positive relationships with customers and colleagues; gains trust and respect
Managing Diversity: Manages all kinds and classes of people equitably; deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages and genders while supporting equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all
Fairness to Direct Reports: Acts fairly; has candid discussions without a hidden agenda, never gives preferential treatment
Informing: Provides information people need to know to do their jobs and feel good about being a member of the team and/or the organization
Integrity and Trust: Widely trusted and seen as a direct, truthful individual who keeps confidences and admits mistakes. Never misrepresents him/herself for personal gain
Learning on the fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; is a relentless learner; open to change; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything
Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish and seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks
Priority Setting: Spends time and the time of others on what's important; quickly senses what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal. Creates focus; eliminates roadblocks
Drive for Results: Exceeds goals successfully; consistently a top performer who steadfastly pushes self and others for results
Self-Development: Personally committed to continuously improving him/herself; understands that different situations and levels may call for different skills and approaches. Intellectual curiosity
The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.With Volvo Financial Services you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals to provide... expert financial services and solutions to customers and dealers in support of the Volvo Group’s sales. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.
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