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Corporate Generalist, General Commercial/Contracts
To ensure we retain our position at the forefront of this exciting and rapidly-developing industry, it is essential that we find new people to work with us, who understand our company values and want to share in the future success of the business. SEKO is a customer centric company, which means we place our customers first at all times, and this mentality is expected from all layers of the organization including our legal team. It is therefore essential that all of our employees have a customer service ethic which drives everything they do, on top of their individual skill sets.
If you relish a challenge, and feel you have what it takes to work at the peak of the logistics industry, we are looking for the best and the brightest to represent SEKO Logistics as our Senior Corporate Counsel. This person will be responsible for supporting the Legal function of the company including but not limited to providing assistance in negotiating vendor and logistics contracts, risk management and insurance, liaising with internal staff to establish and manage corporate compliance initiatives, and liaising with outside legal counsel. This person will lend global support to overseas offices as well as participate in a variety of strategic initiatives in the legal and compliance departments, all acting under direction and oversight of the General Counsel, V.P.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Review, redline, and negotiate all types of contracts which can consist of Master Service Agreements, Vendor Agreements, Software licensing agreements, complex ecommerce contracts, Agency and Trademark Agreements, NDAs, Release Agreements, etc. including drafting of templates and contracts for use.
Support the General Counsel, V.P. with other matters as assigned.
Work with and support the Corp. Paralegal with various Corporate Governance responsibilities including maintaining the document management system and database as an ongoing matter.
Provide continuing counsel on Company compliance and legal matters, and liaise with internal staff to define and develop Company policies, procedures and programs as well as ensure the Company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Assist with Legal Department oversight and support to Human Resources department including drafting Employment Agreements, Releases, etc.
Judge the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the Company, work with appropriate parties to define a strategy.
Liaise with outside legal counsel.
Assist with various Compliance department initiatives and support various global locations to ensure the organization remains compliant with applicable regulations.
Expected to comply with SEKO’s C-TPAT Security Profile.
Law Degree, member of the IL bar, and minimum of five (5) years corporate legal experience in a law firm or a corporate legal department (applicants with less than five (5) years of experience will not be considered).
Ideal candidate will have experience in all or some of the following areas:
Corporate governance, vendor and supplier agreements, logistics agreements, warehousing agreements, technology licensing agreements, familiarity with US, and foreign trademark registrations, compliance and defense; employment law, privacy law, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, OFAC regulations and similar international statutes.
Resilient, positive attitude. We need someone willing to adapt to change and able to function smoothly in a very fast paced environment.
High attention to detail and high degree of integrity in work product a must.
Ability to effectively communicate with senior management, in writing and verbally.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
Ability to make effective presentations on legal issues to the board of directors, senior management, and sales groups.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary commensurate with experience
About SEKO Logistics
SEKO started out in business in 1976, operating out of a single Chicago office. Since then, we have built a solid reputation throughout the world as an innovative and flexible provider of first class logistics services.
We provide complete Supply Chain Solutions, specializing in transportation, logistics, forwarding and warehousing. We also lead the industry with innovative and customizable IT solutions, which provide a seamless flow of information and give our growing customer base true supply chain visibility.
With over 120 offices in 40 countries worldwide, our unique shareholder management model enables you to benefit from Global implementation experience and expertise across all industry sectors, coupled with vital in-country knowledge and service at the local level.