The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.
Corporate, General Commercial/Contracts, Transactions
The Corporate Counsel – Commercial Contracts is responsible for drafting, preparing, examining, analyzing, negotiating (in person, over conference calls and via email) and revising legal documents (including, without limitation, master agreements, addendums, amendments, letters and other related documents, both as vendor and customer).
This position works cross departmentally, and aims to reduce Niagara’s risk through contracting and document review. This is a full-time exempt position. Days and hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; however, evenings or weekends may be occasionally required to complete job duties.
Essential Functions: -Draft and negotiate terms, conditions, standards and language with minimal supervision. -Perform contract review and interpretation to support internal business teams and the legal team’s litigation/claims efforts. -Legal document development, administration and tracking of key legal provisions. -Maintain accurate records and files in matrices and databases to ensure reporting accuracy. -Support other general transactional matters as requested by Director of Legal Affairs or VP of Legal Affairs. -Misc. legal projects requested on an as-needed basis. -Train plants and corporate personnel on legal document review process and terms. -Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Additionally, the Corporate Counsel – Commercial Contracts is expected to demonstrate: -Effective negotiation, organizational and decision making skills with ability to plan, prioritize and multi-task -Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills -Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, customers and vendors -The position has extensive contact with various levels of both internal and external customers -Ability to review, comprehend, and, as necessary, rephrase/edit complicated legal language -Excellent business and legal writing skills -Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) to all levels of the organization -Advanced knowledge of contract law and its application in the purchasing and sale processes -Strong leadership skills -Very detail oriented -Strong organizational and time management skills -Professional, self-motivated, flexible and able to meet deadlines under a high volume workload in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment with minimal supervision -Strong grammar and spelling -Excellent computer skills in Excel, contracts databases and MS Word. Knowledge of Oracle a plus -Positive attitude, ethics, and values which support our company’s values, team, environment and a healthy, high-performance culture.
Minimum Qualifications: o 6 Years – Experience in Field o 6 Years – Experience in Position *experience may include a combination of work experience and education
Preferred Qualifications: o 10+ Years – Experience in Field o 10+ Years – Experience working in Position *experience may include a combination of work experience and education
Education (minimum required): Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
Certification/License: Required - Licensed to practice law in one of the 50 states in the USA Preferred - Licensed to practice law in the State of California
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