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Assistant General Counsel, M&A and Commercial Contracts
July 27, 2018
St. Joseph, Michigan
Full Time - Assistant GC
10+ years experience
General Commercial/Contracts, Mergers/Acquisitions, Transactions
Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world.
Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet consumer needs. As a result, we have been recognized as one of the world's 100 most innovative companies by Business Week magazine and the Boston Consulting Group. Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation was ranked among the Top 20 Innovators in Consumer Products by The Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates and Fortune magazine.
Our unique business strategy provides us with an unmatched leadership position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to our brands. Our strategy allows us to move with greater speed to better serve our trade customers and end consumers around the globe.
Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for Assistant General Counsel, Transactions.
What You Will Do
Lead Global Transactions Center of Excellence:
Set global legal strategy for Contract Governance Center of Excellence
Manage complex global M&A transactions and procurement negotiations.
Act as subject matter expert on procurement law including drafting and negotiating agreements and managing distressed suppliers.
Lead lawyer and member of extended staff for global procurement and corporate strategy teams.
Set the legal strategy and create and deliver legal plan, including training, for global procurement and corporate strategy teams.
Develop and maintain a Global Contract Governance Center of Excellence.
Ability to manage both the operational and financial aspects for global legal team.
Implements processes to drive synergies, savings, strong governance and risk mitigation for Global procurement organization, and for all transactions.
Impactful People Leader:
Responsible for managing a team of ~5 lawyers and other professionals who directly report to the position.
Indirectly manage global team of procurement lawyers.
Accountable for Diversity, Engagement and Succession Planning metrics for team
JD from an accredited law school.
Admission to the Michigan Bar or eligibility for admission.
At least eight (8) years of M&A transactions and procurement experience.
Strong management skills, and ability to prioritize and manage a large volume of concurrent projects, including working through others within and outside of the organization
Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate (both orally and in writing) and interact effectively at all levels of an organization; ability to identify critical issues and convey them in a manner that is useful to the client.
Demonstrated ability to achieve results.
Willingness to “roll up your sleeves;” a team player who can build rapport with a diverse range of business and legal partners.
Superior intellect, with the ability to think critically and make clear and well-reasoned decisions; ability to see and handle more than the legal issues of a project; strong, pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice; a strategic and innovative thinker who can bring value to his or her clients and find creative solutions to complex legal problems.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: We offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, cash bonus, 401K + match, executive health, appliance award and outstanding benefits and employee resource groups.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017.
The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.
Learn more about us at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.