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Beacon Building Products seeks to a hire an Executive Vice President and General Counsel to join its Executive Leadership team. He/she will report to the company's Chief Executive Officer.
The General Counsel will provide comprehensive management of all legal matters impacting the company, including Board and corporate governance, litigation and claims, review and approval of contracts, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment, and overall legal risk management across all areas of the business. He/she will serve as a hands-on legal advisor, providing results-oriented and business-minded counsel to the Board, Executive Management as well as field leadership and operators across the United States and Canada.
Contribute broadly to the Company strategic objectives (beyond just legal and related functional matters) and bring excellent commercial and business judgment and risk evaluation as well as a seasoned leadership perspective to Beacon’s senior team.
Provide superior legal advice to the Executive Leadership team and operating unit executives, assisting them in risk assessment and mitigation throughout all the company’s business operations.
Identify, analyze and interpret contract issues, laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and other complex written materials impacting the business, and provide expert advice and recommendations with the development of corporate decisions and policies.
Provide overall leadership and management of all corporate and commercial legal matters. Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of commercial, customer and supplier contracts and agreements.
Participate in and support the company’s merger and acquisition activity, including drafting of Letters of Intent, due diligence efforts, and engaging with outside counsel and other constituents in various activities related to the successful closing of such transactions.
Manage and mitigate legal risks through the creation of policies, processes, and procedures based on the latest legal trends and developments designed to avoid risk and promote business initiatives effectively.
Oversee, manage and advise the company on the status of all litigation, settlement negotiation and dispute resolution activities.
Review and advise on compliance with all laws and regulations that apply to the business, including federal and local labor requirements related to both unionized and non-unionized environments.
Identify, select and manage external counsel partnerships. Provide guidance and support relationships with the company’s insurance brokers and other key constituents as required.
Provide guidance and counsel to leadership and broader management teams on compliance, risk managment, legal escalation, contract review and management, litigation, labor and employment matters, real estate, and other legal, compliance and regulatory matters.
Chief Executive Officer
Legal Staff of 4
Other key Relationships
Board of Directors
Executive Leadership team
Field leadership teams and operators
Functional support teams
Approximately 15 years of legal experience, ideally gained at a highly regarded law firm followed by successful General Counsel experience in a fast-paced, complex and multi-site organization, preferably in the distribution, construction or broader industrial sector.
A successful track record of working collaboratively with Boards, external advisors, executive leadership teams and operating executives.
In depth and proven track record with corporate governance and risk management,
Experience negotiating a wide variety of complex commercial agreements and contracts. Corporate transactions experience, including negotiating and executing mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Experience analyzing, managing and advising on: property and casualty insurance coverage issues and claims, preferably in the distribution or construction environments.
In depth experience providing counsel and guidance on labor and employment issues.
Proven track record of building highly competent and engaged Legal teams.
Key Leadership Capabilities
Collaborating and Influencing
High energy and performance-driven, capable of working in a collaborative environment; proven ability to influence major decisions having legal ramifications through reasoned analysis; ability to gain the support and collaboration of key internal and external constituencies; practical with bias towards action; a lawyer who builds credibility by rolling up his/her sleeves and providing hands-on legal support to stakeholders across an organization, including both Executive office leadership and field operators.
Demonstrated interest and engagement in business levers; shows initiative by being proactive and achieving goals, and demonstrating a commitment to professional training and development and continuous learning; a lawyer who uses knowledge of the law to advise on risk/reward tradeoffs, evaluating legal issues in the context of larger enterprise goals; gains credibility with business leaders by delivering business oriented, value-based advice; a lawyer who communicates technical concepts in business terms while providing alternatives and recommendations to leadership.
Strong financial and overall business acumen
Sound judgment and ability to offer ‘customer focused’ solutions
Ability to work in a lean environment leveraging company resources as needed
Highly organized; adept at planning work and managing time
Extreme attention to detail and high level of accuracy
High level of initiative and work ethic
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Teamwork and collaboration with peers, subordinates and field operations
About Beacon Building Products
Beacon Building Products (Nasdaq: BECN) is the largest publicly traded distributor of residential and non-residential roofing materials in the United States and Canada. Beacon also distributes complementary building products, including siding, windows, insulation, waterproofing systems, wallboard, acoustical ceiling tiles and other specialty exterior and interior building products. A Fortune 500 company, Beacon is among the oldest and most established distributors in the building products distribution industry. The company’s mission is to empower its customers to Build More for their customers, business, community and family through world-class service and innovative solutions.
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