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The Senior Corporate Counsel will serve as a critical member of the Legal Team that provides legal counsel to MAHLE’s operational and service functions.
The ideal candidate will have an initial foundation of:
five to seven years of legal experience with a minimum of least three years of substantive legal automotive experience and one year of law firm experience;
experience negotiating and drafting commercial contracts by or between automotive suppliers and original equipment manufacturers; and
excellent multitasking skills that enable the candidate to work in a fast-paced environment.
Experience in employment law matters is a plus.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Corporate Counsel’s essential duties and responsibilities include providing support for or performing the following:
Negotiating and drafting commercial contracts by and between automotive suppliers and original equipment manufacturers.
Providing legal counsel to MAHLE’s operational and service functions with the goal of accomplishing MAHLE’s business objective while minimizing legal and commercial risks.
Providing legal counsel on employment matters, including matters involving FMLA, FLSA, ADA and discrimination, as well as gathering information for and drafting responses to agency complaints.
Developing best practices policies to insulate MAHLE from liability.
Assisting with preparation of pre-litigation work to minimize risks and maximize legal rights.
Researching legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions and codes.
Performing other duties that may be assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school in the United States with strong academic and leadership background. Progressive professional legal experience with 5 to 7 years of experience in legal matters involving the automotive industry and one year of law firm experience and demonstrated experience analyzing and providing counsel on automotive and commercial matters.
Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team; excellent leadership and collaboration skills; excellent writing, oral communication, analytical, organizational and strategic thinking skills; ability to work effectively in a global environment; and ability to multi-task various matters related to several areas of the law.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Licensed or in-house certified to practice law in the state of Michigan.
Employee must be able to work additional hours in excess of forty (40) hours per payroll week and additional days beyond Monday through Friday as the workload requires.
Periodic domestic travel with overnight stay, plus the potential for international travel.
About MAHLE Industries, Inc.
Shaping the Future with Innovative Strength
As a leading global development partner for the automotive and engine industry, MAHLE offers unique systems competence in the combustion engine and engine peripherals. With its two business units Engine Systems and Components as well as Filtration and Engine Peripherals, the MAHLE Group ranks among the top three systems suppliers worldwide. As of 2014, the Behr Group will be integrated into the MAHLE Group as the Thermal Management business unit. With Behr, MAHLE will rank among the leading OEMs worldwide in vehicle air conditioning and engine cooling.
All of the Group’s nonautomotive activities are combined in the Industry business unit. These encompass products from the application areas of filtration, thermal management, and large engines for industrial purposes. The Aftermarket business unit serves the independent spare parts market with MAHLE products in OE quality.
MAHLE has a local presence in all major world markets. In 2014, some 65,000 employees at 140 production locations are expected to generate sales of around ten billion euros. At ten major research and development centers in Germany, Great Britain, the USA, Brazil,... Japan, China, and India, more than 4,000 development engineers and technicians are working on forward-looking concepts, products, and systems.
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