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The Senior Legal Counsel, Americas will be a member of the Americas Law Department at the Global Headquarters for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, serving as a thought leader and partner to Goodyear’s largest strategic business unit, the Americas. The ideal candidate is business-savvy and client-service oriented, takes initiative in creating and improving legal processes, and excels at delivering high-quality, actionable and timely legal advice in a collaborative, fast-paced work environment.
Counsel Goodyear leadership and other business partners on a wide-range of legal issues impacting the organization and its business objectives.
Structure, draft, review and negotiate distribution, sales and marketing related contracts of various size and scope for clients.
Provide day-to-day legal advice regarding sales, distribution, advertising, marketing, promotions and Goodyear’s brand sponsorships.
Support clients in connection with contract disputes and settlement discussions.
Assist clients with strategic projects relating to new products, services and business models.
Counsel and advise clients on applicable laws and regulations, evaluate and mitigate risk, and ensure compliance with Company policy.
Develop and deliver training to clients on various legal topics and policies.
Assist and coordinate with other attorneys in the Goodyear Law Department as needed.
Required Experience / Education
A Law degree from an accredited U.S. law school and a member of the bar (not state specific).
The ideal candidate will have 8+ years of general business law experience at a major law firm and/or in-house corporate legal department, including commercial law and wide-ranging contract experience.
Previous legal experience in consumer products, advertising and/or antitrust preferred.
Additional legal experience in the areas of e-commerce, digital marketing, product distribution and retail is a plus.
Key Personal Attributes and Skills
Commitment to delivering exceptional client-service and driving practical and business-orientated solutions that achieve results.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work and gain trust at all levels of the organization.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Collaborative, business-focused and team-oriented.
Demonstrated ability to create and improve legal processes.
Self-starter that can prioritize workload, self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks, and meet tight business deadlines.
Anticipate, embrace and encourage change with ability to continuously adapt to evolving business and legal environment.
Critical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills.
Highest level of ethical conduct and integrity.
Internal Number: 48817
About Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.