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Joyson Safety Systems is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of automotive safety-critical components and systems based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The company seeks a general corporate/commercial lawyer with excellent academic credentials, licensed to practice in Michigan, and 5-10 years of experience (in a law firm or in house) in all aspects of corporate practice, including corporate governance and M&A. The position reports to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel and is based in the Company’s headquarters in Oakland County, MI.
Corporate governance for Company, as well as subsidiaries and affiliates, to include supporting the General Counsel in providing advice, counsel and legal support to Board of Directors and Committees, including preparation of resolutions, minutes and related governance matters
Corporate entity formation (domestic and international) and governance administration
Contract negotiation, review, and drafting for a full range of complex commercial matters.
Strong academic credentials from a reputable law school
Ability to evaluate and to summarize complex contractual terms and conditions, transactional matters, and legal risk avoidance strategies
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to prepare independently formal finished presentations, and to present on same to the executive management of the Company and potentially to the Board of Directors
Ability to prioritize to meet tight and shifting deadlines and adjust to workload fluctuations while maintaining a positive and professional demeanor and attitude
Highly self-motivated, can work independently and maintain a positive attitude
Excellent interpersonal skills
Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills, work ethic, and proven record for meeting commitments without supervisory follow up or reminders
Ability to work professionally and efficiently with a variety of personalities and on multiple projects simultaneously
Team player, both at the Legal Department level as well as Company-wide
Highly computer and technology literate
Automotive Industry Experience would be advantageous
Experience working for a foreign-owned parent company would be advantageous
Knowledge of NHTSA requirements and reporting obligations, including implementation of field actions and related supplier and customer negotiations, would be advantageous
About Joyson Safety Systems
Joyson Safety Systems (JSS) is a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of automotive safety-critical components and systems including airbags, seatbelts, and steering wheels. Our products are featured in hundreds of vehicle models produced by over 60 well-diversified customers worldwide. JSS also utilizes our products and technical experience to supply a wide variety of non-automotive businesses.
JSS achieves competitive advantages by operating as a seamless global entity where all worldwide associates work together, continuously improving all aspects of our business.
JSS is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan with a global network of sales, engineering, and manufacturing facilities. We operate each facility to better serve our customers and achieve targeted financial results through innovative technology, lean manufacturing, efficient work force, focused customer service, and excellent quality as our distinctive advantages.
We have significantly advanced our technology and expanded our global presence, growing into a global leader with automotive expertise. We provide innovative automotive safety restraint systems and solutions that help make d...riving safer and more comfortable. Our latest technologies and quality standards have been highly recognized by both customers and industry.
We will continuously position JSS as a truly global entity operating seamlessly to be the most innovative, lowest cost and highest quality safety restraint leader.