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International SOS is looking for a Head of Legal to provide timely, relevant legal support to the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Committee of the Assistance Business Line in the Americas. This role will report to the CEO, Assistance Services for the Americas Region and will report functionally to the General Counsel, Assistance Business Line.
The Head of Legal serves as the legal advisor on the Americas Assistance executive committee, manages the budget for the Americas legal cost center and oversees legal support for commercial and vendor transactions including contract review, managing and negotiating client contracts, vendor contracts and strategic partnership agreements.
This role involves providing legal support for mergers and acquisitions, managing litigation and compliance, advising on employment and real estate matters. Experience Appointing and manage outside counsel for employment and commercial litigation matters and with merger and acquisition related due diligence will be helpful.
The Head of Legal is responsible for managing the implementation and ongoing compliance with the contractual provisions of major contracts between the company and its customers, managing and negotiating client contracts, vendor contracts, strategic partnership agreements, support contract administration and documentation, overseeing state filings, supporting corporate governance, legal research, operational matters and other related responsibilities.
Ensure timely high quality legal review of commercial transactions, efficient management of litigation, compliance, governance, procurement and M&A. Ensure legal counsel has sufficient resources and manage legal counsel’s performance.
Advise Human Resources on personnel matters including recruitment, performance management and termination.
Draft and negotiate complex commercial contracts in support of commercial transactions, review commercial terms for RFP and tenders, manage escalations of commercial terms from Commercial Services for approval by Group Legal and Group management.
Develop and write implementation and compliance guidelines, create and deliver training modules on negotiation, anticorruption, litigation risk mitigation and workplace conduct.
Review subpoenas, bankruptcy notices and subscriber or member complaint cases.
Create negotiation training and strategies in response to common objections, draft terms and conditions for new or changing products and services.
Develop supportive relationships and manage expectations of key internal and external (customer) stakeholders, including guidance on corporate policies & guidelines.
Appoint and oversee external counsel for litigation.
Draft merger and acquisition related sale and purchase agreements, employment and transition agreements, conduct due diligence and participate in integration of new entities.
Assistance in preparation of required management reporting as required.
Oversee vendor diligence in support of departmental partner/vendor contract execution.
Support corporate governance and record keeping.
Develop close working relationships with customer representatives, suppliers, partners, landlords and appointed legal counsels where necessary.
The ideal candidate is a Juris Doctor licensed to practice in one US State, preferably the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who is willing to travel up to 30% of the time and has at least seven years of experience with a combination of private practice and law firm experience.
Business acumen and experience, ability to recommend efficient and effective risk mitigation strategies to enable business.
Ability to influence stakeholders to comply with competing commercial processes
Contract writing and procurement skills (including negotiation).
High level of PC literacy (especially Microsoft Office suite), business writing and verbal communication skills
Commercial acumen, as well as knowledge of commercial contracts law
Conceptual and process thinking, decision making, attention to detail, ability to evaluate options, and learn new commercial processes.
Relationship skills with customers, both internal and external.
Initiative – proactive, generates creative solutions, uses different approaches to resolve issues, generates ideas for improvement, and takes productive action without being asked.
Pressure Tolerance – maintains performance under pressure, manages stress, identifies ways to reduce work stress, uses appropriate coping mechanisms
Forge close liaisons and cooperation with external stakeholders and strong working relationships within the International SOS Group teams.
Effective Communication – Actively listens and seeks information, identifies internal customer need and checks understanding, builds rapport, develops relationships with key internal and external customers, confidence in building relationships at all levels.
About International SOS
We are in the business of saving and protecting lives, when involved in medical or security situations. More than 11,000 multi-cultural medical, security and logistics experts stand by to provide support and assistance from over 1,000 locations in 90 countries.
International SOS is looking for a Head of Legal to provide timely, relevant legal support to the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Committee of the Assistance Business Line in the Americas. This role will report to the CEO, Assistance Services for the Americas Region.