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Overview: Reporting to the SVP - CFO, the General Counsel & Secretary will oversee all legal matters and serve as the primary legal advisor to the organization’s senior management team. The General Counsel will also be responsible for negotiating and drafting a broad range of complex commercial contracts, handling risk management, advising on transactional and regulatory matters, advising on employment matters, handling marketing, advertising and privacy compliance and providing advice and counsel on all other legal issues facing the Company. S/he must be a business savvy lawyer with strong problem-solving abilities and a solutions-orientation.
Company: BISSELL Homecare, Inc. is a global, privately owned, vacuum cleaner and floor care consumer products corporation headquartered in Walker, Michigan in Greater Grand Rapids. BISSELL is the brand and market share floorcare leader in North America and is growing globally. BISSELL develops, engineers, markets, sells, and delivers deep-cleaning machines, carpet cleaners, steam and hard floor cleaners, sweepers, carpet and floor cleaning formulas, pet hair tools, mops, brooms and more for households worldwide. The Company was founded in 1876, when its founder, Melville R. Bissell, invented and patented a one of a kind sweeper.
Experience: Candidate must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, coupled with an excellent academic record. At least ten years of relevant legal experience, including substantial exposure to corporate, contract, insurance, advertising law and litigation, and intellectual property law and litigation. A license to practice law in Michigan is required, or admission to a State Bar of any US State or the District of Columbia (and able to be admitted to the appropriate Bar within twelve (12) months following the commencement of the position).
Compensation: Competitive base and bonus commensurate with experience.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Relocations: Yes, this is a national search.
Internal Number: O-2656429
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