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Through its people and brands, CNH Industrial delivers power, technology and innovation to farmers, builders and drivers all around the world. Each of its brands, including Case IH, New Holland Agriculture, Case and New Holland Construction, FPT Industrial, Capital, and Parts & Service, is a major international force in its specific sector.
This position provides informed legal advice to internal clients on legal matters within recognized area(s) of expertise and responsibility to preserve and protect the rights and interests of the company; manages outside counsel in product liability, toxic tort, commercial and other litigation; and counsels on, negotiates and drafts supply agreements.
Product Liability and Commercial Litigation (45%): Directs and develops strategy with outside legal counsel during all phases of high-level, complex litigation relating to products and commercial claims; advises on product-related compliance and potential risk; develops and guides strategy in conjunction with client business needs.
Toxic Tort Litigation (15%): Directs and develops strategy with outside legal counsel during all phases of mass-tort claims, including discovery and pre-trial preparation. Continually seeks efficiencies and cost containment in developing strategy.
Purchasing/Supply Chain (25%): Advises, counsels, and/or assists internal Purchasing clients in drafting and reviewing supply agreements for direct and indirect purchasing; promptly answers their legal questions, provides feedback and advice, and negotiates agreements as requested.
Counseling Business (15%): Counsels internal clients on resolving customer, supplier and commercial disputes and on product compliance, warnings and processes; provides advice and training on same. Advises on affirmative recovery opportunities and manages litigation for same where appropriate.
The qualified candidate will have:
J.D. Degree and a current member of the appropriate State Bar or ability to register as in-house counsel.
Minimum 10 years related legal experience with significant experience advising in-house business clients and independently managing all aspects of litigation with outside counsel.
If desired location is New Holland, PA, ability and willingness to spend up to 10 days in Racine, WI early in the job to gain familiarity with company people, processes and preferred business and litigation strategies. The schedule is flexible and can be broken into separate visits.
The preferred candidate will have:
Strong foundation of experience in areas of the law applicable to Company operations. Focus, experience and emphasis in product liability, toxic tort litigation and supply chain matters are essential.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to provide timely, practical answers to questions from business clients and inspire confidence and good judgment.
Must have ability to provide legal advice within business context.
Team player yet self –sufficient, focused on providing practical business solutions.
Extensive amount of independent thinking and clear strategic analysis is required.
Regular and consistent attendance and ability/willingness to respond to clients and counsel beyond regular business hours. Some travel within North America to plants and other facilities may be required.
Internal Number: 14854
About CNH Industrial
When you join CNH Industrial, it is not simply a new job, but an opportunity to learn new skills, experience new places and meet passionate people from around the world.
With a commercial presence in 180 countries and several plants and R&D centers worldwide, we are one of the largest and most geographically diverse industrial capital goods companies at a global level.