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Headquartered in Kobe, Japan, Sysmex is located in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Renowned worldwide for the very finest in quality, innovative diagnostic equipment and information-management systems, we apply science to enhance the quality of life on a global scale. Our agile, resourceful team is committed to realizing critical breakthroughs in laboratory diagnostics, information technology, workflow analysis and life sciences for the clinical laboratory.
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We currently have a great opportunity available for a Corporate Counsel position. The Corporate Counsel is responsible for providing legal guidance and counseling to Sysmex business and functional teams in US, Canada, and Latin America as well as handling legal projects, drafting, negotiating, and interpreting commercial agreements, and handling other legal matters all under the supervision of the Managing Attorney, Legal. Embrace professional standards and Sysmex Compliance and Ethics values and policies and valued as a business attorney and a strong, collaborative team player.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the Managing Attorney with providing legal service to Sysmex management on a broad array of complex issues relating to the company's business with minimal direction.
Proactively review, analyze, and remain current on a broad range of federal and local legal matters, providing appropriate legal advice across US, Canada, Latin America.
Serve as SAI Data Privacy SME (subject matter expert) providing internal support and proactively fulfilling customer privacy requirements to successfully execute partnerships, support deals, and complete business transactions.
May have responsibility for coaching or supervising paralegal/support staff on individual projects.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of, and familiarity with, the Sysmex business, its people, products, markets, facilities, customers, and competitors, and utilize that knowledge in providing guidance and counsel to internal clients.
Establish rapport and a working relationship with executive management and staff at all levels to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel where appropriate.
Perform special assignments or projects with minimal supervision.
Manage external counsel/legal staff as appropriate.
Additional duties as assigned.
Physical Demands: Light physical effort. Routine handling of objects up to 20 pounds; prolonged (at least 50% of time) sitting, standing, keyboard or CRT work. May require periods of moderate discomfort due to noise, dust, lighting and/or other conditions.
Percentage of Travel: Ability to travel up to 10% over periods of time, including internationally, depending on assigned projects.
Bachelors degree in Business, Accounting, Information Systems, or related field preferred.
Minimum of 5 to 7 years of work experience as in-house counsel or other relevant experience
License to practice law in Illinois.
JD from an ABA accredited law school.
MBA or LLM desirable.
Professional privacy certification (CHCP etc.) a plus.
Healthcare industry knowledge preferred.
Unquestioned integrity and business ethics.
Prior training experience desirable.
Thorough understanding of principles of good investigation practices.
Effective leadership profile at all levels of the organization.
Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.
Ability to prepare clear, comprehensive draft language – frequently based on incomplete outlines or concepts received from business owners.
Ability to build trust and effectively coach/counsel at all levels.
Working understanding of Spanish and/or Portuguese desirable.
General understanding of IT control systems.
Ability to use Microsoft Office suite of software.
Experience with law department technologies desirable.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common business documents, journals, financial reports, and legal briefs.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to provide good professional guidance and advice in matters of commercial agreements, and business and legal practice.
Ability to effectively present and communicate information to top management, groups of associates and/or boards of directors.
Demonstrated business acumen and sound judgment.
Process oriented: ability to identify root causes of business processes interfacing with Legal and proactively offering preventative solutions.
Knowledge of risk evaluation/quantification tools.
Effective time management and organizational skills.
Sysmex is proud to be an EEO/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.