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Corporate Counsel

Company: ABB Group
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Corporate CounselTake your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.Implement regional and global corporate and business area strategy and advise management and business on legal and integrity issues relating to the relevant area(s) of responsibility to ensure full compliance with Group policies and instructions, as well as local legal regulations.This position reports toRegional General Counsel, MotionYour responsibilities

  • Legal advice: Provide legal advice and counsel to ABB stakeholders across a broad range of legal issues and assist with dispute and litigation matters as directed
  • Contract negotiation: Assist with negotiation and risk assessment of frame agreements, contracts, partnerships and other contractual terms in collaboration with Region/Country Legal/Integrity Manager and relevant business stakeholders
  • Legal strategies: Anticipate and identify legal issues relative to the business and proactively develop effective legal strategies and practical solutions
  • Governance: Ensure good corporate governance in the areas of accountability, support implementation of the Code of Conduct and provide on-going integrity training and assistance in investigation and resolution of any integrity issues that may arise
  • Company guidelines and instructions: Contribute to the development and implementation of new corporate policies/instructions based on local legislation and directives Assist with the implementation of both local and corporate legal and integrity policies and instructions and monitor on going integrity matters
  • External service providers: Manage and liaise with external service providers, including external legal counsel
  • Training: Provide legal training and awareness for employees in the business
  • Legal and Integrity support: Generally, support the Motion business divisions and sites in the North America region, as well as other members of the Legal and Integrity Team, on a wide variety of Business Area-related legal matters, including supporting sales, commercial operations, project management, global supply chain, manufacturing and field operationsYour background
    • Legal degree from accredited law school with a demonstrable superior academic record and admission to a US state bar and minimum 3 years of relevant experience.
    • Preferred Skills/Experience Includes:
    • Significant and relevant legal post-qualification experience or equivalent in a nationally recognized law firm or multinational company;
    • Substantial "hands on" experience in drafting and negotiating both domestic and international commercial agreements (including, but not limited to, product sales contracts, distribution agreements, supply chain contracts, Joint Venture and consortium agreements) and complex transaction agreements;
    • Substantial "hands on" experience in drafting and negotiating complex EPC or construction agreements;
    • Substantial experience and success in working and negotiating contracts involving international parties and agreements involving government authorities and enforcement agencies;
    • Demonstrable regulatory or administrative law experience, preferably antitrust and trade compliance, as well as experience dealing with both common law and civil law issues;
    • Experience in preparing and managing litigation, arbitration and mediation;
    • Demonstrable fluency in English language, including ability to draft and negotiate legal and commercial documents in English (fluency in Spanish would also be beneficial)
    • Command of international commercial and corporation law, including working knowledge of key international conventions as well as public procurement and antitrust law
    • Demonstrable computer literacy with specific proficiency using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other software such as redlining tools
    • Experience working in publicly traded company and in regulated markets
    • Experience in an engineering or industrial sector
    • Ability to lead and motivate (face to face and remotely) functional, business and cross functional and cross country teams
    • Stakeholder management and superior negotiating skills and ability to work in complex international environment
    • Open minded and comfortable working with teammates from different cultures and backgrounds and in an inclusive environment which champions diversity and inclusion
    • Availability to travel
    • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the USBenefits
      • Retirement plan
      • Life insurance
      • Disability insurance
      • Medical insurance
      • Wellbeing programMore about usABB's NEMA Motors Division markets, designs and manufactures the market-leading Baldor-Reliance - brand of industrial motors. As the #1 global manufacturer of NEMA motors, our quality products are designed to reliably and efficiently meet the challenges our customers face. Our business is investing in technology, tools, people and processes to ensure our general purpose and application-specific solutions perform as expected, every time. We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com.Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABBABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfhttp://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdfAs an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762.Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to US-AskHR@abb.com. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

Keywords: ABB Group, Fort Smith , Corporate Counsel, Legal , Fort Smith, Arkansas

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