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Manager: Senior Director, Associate General Counsel
Location: Northridge, CA or Richardson, TX
A Career At Harman
As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.
About the Role
The position will provide advice and legal support for commercial, privacy, labor, corporate, and compliance matters related to Harman’s Lifestyle Division with focus on the subdivision: Professional Solutions; and partner with Harman’s in-house legal team to deliver outstanding legal counsel to the division’s global clients in Sales, Product, R&D, Operations, etc.
What You Will Do
Provide general legal advice and guidance to management on key initiatives and strategic Lifestyle activities
Draft, review and negotiate master services agreements, statements of work, distribution agreements, vendor agreements, confidentiality agreements, consultant agreements, and license agreements, including those related to government procurement, dealer/distribution agreements, and technology licensing and supplier agreements, and real estate transactions
Advise division clients on various compliance issues related to FCPA, U.S. export controls, government contracting regulations, California Prop. 65, CCPA, etc.
Provide guidance to Human Resources on employment-related legal matters, including restructurings.
Assist in dispute resolution for commercial matters, ranging from collections, settlement agreements to ligation.
Provide advice on antitrust-related matters, including minimum advertised pricing policies and selective distribution systems.
Responsible for providing legal services and counsel to the divisional marketing team, including supporting endorsements, sponsorships, and online, print, social media, and broadcast matters.
Manage external law firms and legal budget costs, where appropriate.
Conduct company-wide contracts and legal risk training programs.
Who You Are
Flexible, client-service focused, and thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment
Demonstrate the following HARMAN competencies:
Leadership: Demonstrate character, clarity, courage and commitment to high-performance
Build environment of trust, high performance and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to feedback, development and recognition
Collaboration: Connect, engage and communicate with others
Encourage open expression of ideas; communicate effectively at all levels and build strong relationships
Judgment: Make sound decisions
Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions
Results-Driven: Deliver extraordinary results
Take initiative to achieve superior, quality results against internal or external standards of excellence
What You Need
Minimum of 6-8 years’ experience focusing on legal transactional matters.
Law degree from a reputable law school.
Member in good standing of the state bar of California; or Texas (as applicable).
Must have in-house experience with a global company demonstrating strong commercial and transactional experience.
Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to liaise with all business areas at all levels, including senior management.
Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task and keep everything going smoothly.
What Makes You Eligible
Willingness to travel 20% of the time
Willingness to work in an office in Northridge, CA; or Richardson TX
Local residents preferred (no relocation)
Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
What We Offer
Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, etc.)
Opportunity to collaborate with talented teams across the world
Inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities
Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration
HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (www.harman.com)
About HARMAN International (a Samsung company)
Harman International Industries, Incorporated, commonly known as Harman, is an American company that designs, engineers and produces connected products for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation, and connected services
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