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The Senior Counsel, Commercial Transactions,reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, will be responsible for
(a) partnering with our Global Procurement function as one of the lead attorneys for the purposes of contract drafting, review, negotiations, training and counseling of business partners,
(b) supporting the Legal Operations and Global Contract Management teams on contracts administration and data analytics, and
(c) engaging with the corporate legal team on other commercial contracting matters, mergers and acquisitions, securities, financings, joint ventures, strategic projects, IT, derivatives, compliance and real estate matters.
As part of the Corporate legal team, the Senior Contracts Counsel will routinely collaborate with the regional legal teams across South America, Europe, Asia and North America on global projects and for sharing best practices.
Partnering with business leaders and procurement team members, lead the review, structuring, negotiation and execution of a wide variety of complex regional and global commercial arrangements
Establish and maintain a strong business partnership with Global Procurement, legal, and other business teams to facilitate achievement of business priorities
Develop and implement legal and contracts compliance strategy, global best practices, templates, tools, playbooks and associated policies, and training for commercial contracting matters
Drive alignment among legal and procurement teams for contract administration, negotiation, and managing legal risk
Prepare and update Novelis form agreements, and implement training plan and tools to rollout updates in collaboration with regional counsel teams
Liaise with Legal Operations team to support and develop contract benchmarking guidelines, develop and monitor contract performance, and data analytics
Identify and execute upon process improvements and optimization of technology to drive operational excellence, standardization, and best in class legal services
Guide business leaders on legal issues arising from vendor and customer relationships and provide practical business-oriented legal solutions, including resolving contract disputes prior to or in connection with litigation or alternative dispute resolution processes
Collaborate with internal subject matter experts with regard to intercompany transactions
Support other members of corporate legal team on a variety of matters such as M&A, securities financings, joint ventures, strategic projects, IT, derivatives, compliance and real estate
Juris Doctor and active bar license in good standing in at least one state (preferably active Georgia bar license)
10-12 years of experience at a top-tier international law firm and/or a large multi-national company
Demonstrated experience negotiating and executing complex, high-value commercial agreements with minimal guidance and oversight
Demonstrated experience in M&A transactions
Experience partnering with and providing strategic support to business teams to deliver results while managing risk
Self-motivated, flexible, and efficient working style with ability to manage complex projects with competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Strategic thinking and strong business acumen
Quality-oriented with a focus on detail and the ability to identify and resolve issues independently
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to translate legal issues into identifiable and understandable business risks
Experience interacting with members at all levels of an organization including executive officers
Experience drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements and software licenses is a plus
Experience with a global manufacturing company is a plus
Operating an integrated network of technically advanced rolling and recycling facilities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Novelis leverages its global manufacturing and recycling footprint to deliver consistent, high-quality products around the world.
A commitment to sustainability is core to our business operations and extends to how we partner with stakeholders across the aluminum value chain. We see tremendous opportunities in continuing to expand the use of lightweight, infinitely recyclable aluminum to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals and provide consumers the environmentally friendly products they enjoy.
Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, an industry leader in aluminum, copper and metals; and a flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group based in Mumbai, India.
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