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Alamo Group Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality equipment for infrastructure maintenance, agriculture, and other applications, is currently accepting applications to fill the position of Senior Corporate Counsel on it's corporate headquarters in Seguin, TX (25 miles east of San Antonio, TX).
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for this opportunity through the Career Opportunities section of the Alamo Group website (www.alamo-group.com)
Under the general supervision of the Vice-President & General Counsel, the Senior Corporate Counsel will provide general legal support to all Alamo Group business units and activities. Among other responsibilities, the attorney will be responsible for the management of all Alamo Group disputes and litigation matters, the development and execution of various corporate compliance objectives, and the provision of general legal counseling to internal business clients on various legal matters which may cover topics such as commercial law, contracts, intellectual property, dealer protection laws, product safety, anti-corruption, export controls, anti-trust regulation, and mergers and acquisitions.
Additionally, the selected individual will:
Proactively manage the handling of all products liability, employment, commercial and intellectual property litigation matters or any regulatory investigations involving Alamo Group
Closely monitor and manage litigation budgets with the goal of minimizing outside counsel expense levels
Work with internal clients regarding any pre-litigation dispute matters
Support policy development, training and education of employees relating to litigation and future risk mitigation
Work with insurance brokers and carriers concerning insurance coverage questions and providing support to internal business clients regarding insurance questions and claims
Implement litigation hold procedures as required
Assist with the continuing development and oversight of Alamo Group's global compliance program, including maintaining and revising policies and procedures to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct. Areas of focus include anti-corruption (FCPA), export controls, import regulations, cybersecurity/privacy requirements and anti-trust regulation
Develop training programs, communications and tools to foster improved awareness of and adherence to Alamo Group's global compliance program;
Ensure that internal clients are aware of impending changes in regulations and laws that will affect the company's business operations and reporting obligations
Respond to alleged violations of the Alamo Group Code of Conduct and of any laws, rules, regulations, policies or procedures
Implement improvements to contract templates and the proper use of templates
Provide ongoing training and guiding business teams on the use of contract templates, relevant legal issues, and good contracting practices
Review contracts as required by business units, including dealer agreements, supply agreements, NDA's, consulting agreements, IT agreements, licensing and other agreements
Advise internal business clients with regard to dealer termination issues as required
Assist with due diligence efforts in connection with merger and acquisition transactions undertaken by Alamo Group
Assist with the overall management of Alamo Group's patent and trademark portfolio including monitoring patent/trademark renewal requirements and potential infringement
Establish and maintaining strong working relationships with Alamo Group leaders and key external stakeholders, including Alamo Group company presidents
The ideal candidate will be/have:
Possess sound business and legal judgment
Ability to manage a large portfolio and variety of litigation matters and other projects
Effective supervisory management skills with the ability to oversee projects delegated to outside counsel
Willingness to be flexible and adaptive, with the ability to operate and be an effective leader in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of global market challenges, organizational scale requirements, and the legal processes needed to support a rapidly growing public company
Demonstrated ability to implement legal strategies in order to meet business goals
Ability to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professional integrity
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with executives and employees at all levels within the organization
Exhibit initiative and assertiveness including the ability to work with minimal supervision
Demonstrated ability to exhibit and model several of Alamo Group's Core Leadership Competencies:
Leading Change / Change Management:Ability to drive improvement of team, division, and corporate goals and objectives through people. Ability to balance change and continually strive to improve business performance.
Communication:Ability to explain, advocate, and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. The ability to develop internal and external networks and identify the issues that impact the work of the organization.
Business Acumen:Understands and interprets business financials and metrics, and utilizes latest business strategies. Focuses on outcomes and creates opportunities for success. Acquires and utilizes human, financial, material and information resources effectively.
Results Driven:Ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through planning and the implementation and evaluation of business metrics, systems, policies, and programs; stressing accountability and continuous improvement.
Education and Experience:
Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school is required. Member of the bar in good standing; admission to Texas state bar preferred.
Only current Texas residents will be considered with no relocation assistance offered
5-8 years of overall experience with a focus on litigation and/or regulatory compliance
Direct experience in the practice of litigation at a nationally or regionally recognized law firm required (at least 3-5 years) or equivalent experience managing litigation in an in-house setting
Products liability and in-house experience with a publicly traded company a plus
About Alamo Group Inc.
Alamo Group is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high quality agricultural equipment for farms and ranches and infrastructure maintenance equipment for governmental and industrial markets. The Company was founded in 1969, though some of their member companies have been in business over 100 years. Alamo Group has over 3,000 employees and operates 25 manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, England, France, Australia and Brazil. The Corporate offices of Alamo Group are located in Seguin, Texas, and the business is divided into three operating divisions: North American Industrial, North American Agricultural, and European.Alamo Group products are sold through extensive marketing and independent worldwide dealer networks under various trademarks and trade names. These include: Alamo Industrial, Tiger, Schwarze, Gradall, Vacall, Nite Hawk, Henke, Schulte, Bush Hog, Rhino, Tenco, Terrain King, Herschel, Valu-Bilt, Super Products, Wausau-Everest, HP Fairfield, Bomford, Spearhead, McConnel, Twose, Forges Gorce, Faucheux, Rousseau, Superior, Fieldquip, Kellands and others.For over four decades, Alamo Group has focused on satisfying customer needs through geograph...ic market expansion, product development and refinement and select acquisitions. The Company's first products were based on rotary cutting technology. Over the years Alamo Group has added flail cutting and sickle-bar technology, as well as full-lines of street sweeper, snow removal, excavator and vacuum truck products. Since then, the Company has gradually come to lead in all of the major market segments in technology, in the creation and marketing of top brands, in manufacturing efficiency and in product innovation.Alamo Group went public in 1993 and since 1995 has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange as ALG.