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Be the primary legal counsel for all commercial issues for the USA/Canada sales companies, including drafting/revising dealer and mass merchant agreements, service contracts and leases; advising on dealer terminations and litigation risk; counseling on import/export, UCC, warranty and OFAC issues for USA;
Be the primary legal counsel for all USA/Canada HR issues, including working with USA HR department on routine issues and documentation, supporting USA HR on potential litigation and EEOC claims, and drafting/revising benefits and services contracts;
Be the primary legal counsel for Procurement and IT issues, including drafting and reviewing contracts for services and procurement activities;
Provide secondary support for global commercial issues, including enforcement of SVP’s commercial policies;
Provide secondary support on data privacy issues in the USA, EU and Canada (and other regions on an ad hoc basis) to support the IT, HR, corporate and marketing groups concerning data privacy regulations and restrictions related to employees and customers in key countries.
Provide secondary support for the SVP intellectual property portfolio including issues related to trademark renewals and prosecutions as requested by SVP’s Intellectual Property Counsel.
Provide secondary support to SVP’s General Counsel on an as needed basis.
Admission and member in good standing of any Tennessee bar;
Two to seven years of legal experience supporting commercial business;
In-house law department experience is required;
Ability to build and maintain strong rapport with business teams
Action-oriented and problem solving; an individual accustomed to diving into the details of a business
Able to work independently
Commercially-minded, but with focused attention on risk and compliance matters
Provide legal counsel demonstrating integrity, professionalism and trustworthiness; able to garner trust, and confidence from others and able to obtain their respect
Exceptional work ethic and self-directed, with a proactive and engaging approach to working with functional and operational leaders, ensuring that business (including legal risks) are responsibly addressed
Well organized; capable of executing multiple initiatives simultaneously while consistently focused on getting things done (results oriented)
Local candidates preferred.
About SVP Worldwide
SVP Worldwide is the world’s largest consumer sewing machine company and source of the SINGER®, HUSQVARNA VIKING® and PFAFF® sewing machine brands.
As a global leader doing business through its affiliated companies in over 180 countries, SVP Worldwide specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative consumer and artisan sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, accessories, embroidery designs and software.