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Legal Counsel, Commercial Law

Job Description

You will be part of the US Corporate Development (CD) Legal Team of the Legal and Compliance Department. You will report into the Associate General Counsel and Head of the CD Legal Team and will provide support to SCM (Supply Chain Management), GBS (Global Business Services), and other organizations / businesses within Siemens. You will be responsible for reviewing, negotiating and drafting various types of procurement and sales contracts in many diverse subject areas as well as providing strategic guidance, training, template creation and all other legal support as may be needed from the CD Legal Team. This position will be based in Alpharetta, GA but will consider qualified candidates that reside near a major Siemens location.

Essential Job Functions

Provide legal support at all levels of commercial transactions on a wide variety of procurement and sales topics (e.g., services and goods, marketing and communications, technology, freight forwarding and logistics, consulting services, special events, etc.);
• Draft and negotiate complex commercial agreements;
• Assist in creating and updating model documents (e.g., master services agreements, terms and conditions, global master agreements, and local services agreements) to maintain conformity with controlled intra-group policies and internal regulations;
• Assist in training and educating stakeholders/business partners on key commercial, legal, data privacy, cyber security, antitrust, export control and other significant regulatory considerations;
• Collaborate and coordinate across departments and throughout a large group of affiliated companies to achieve optimal terms while minimizing risk; 
• Counsel on post-transaction related issues;
• Investigate, manage and propose resolutions to vendor/customer disputes and other conflicts.
• Assist in legal claim management to reduce non-conformance costs and pursue claim recoveries;
• Work closely with other attorneys and contract managers on the team to drive efficiency and provide excellent service to business partners; and 
• Other functions and responsibilities as determined by the needs of the CD Legal Team. 

Critical Competencies

Exemplary ability to independently lead and execute all phases of challenging transactional engagements - from preliminary/conceptual advice, through structuring, due diligence, negotiating, drafting, closing, and any post-closing conflict resolution;
• Expertise in Delaware and/or New York commercial and corporate law, as well as the Uniform Commercial Code;
• Very positive and friendly demeanor with a dynamic work ethic who is driven by performance excellence and ownership culture, and who has the people skills to thrive in a matrixed organization;
• Extremely adept at balancing critical legal oversight and risk mitigation strategies with the need for practical, business-oriented and efficient solutions;
• Comfortable dealing with exceedingly tight deadlines in a high-volume, fast-paced and constantly evolving work environment;
• Highly polished and effective negotiation, communication and drafting skills, including those suitable for interaction with senior managers and executives;
• Experience counseling non-U.S. clients as well as U.S. affiliates of a foreign company;
• Demonstrated expertise in working collaboratively as a key player on multiple teams simultaneously and coordinating with multi-jurisdictional and multi-cultural transaction partners;
• Excellent judgment and decision-making skills, along with high character and personal integrity;
• Proven ability to initiate and follow-up on actions with minimal supervision;
• Strong stakeholder focus and business acumen;
• Highly flexible with a willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities; and
• Willingness and ability to travel occasionally (5%-10%).

Education/Qualifications

• Juris Doctorate from accredited law school;
• 7+ years of experience involving complex, international, strategic commercial transactions (at least 5 years with a law firm);
• Admitted to practice law in at least one state;
• Experience working in the legal department of a large, multinational corporation strongly preferred;
• At least 1 year of working experience with individuals and teams (internally) or third parties from diverse cultures, preferably located across multiple countries;
• Government contracting experience is a plus;
• Strong knowledge of licensing as well as intellectual property and technology law preferred;
• Excellent interpersonal communications skills (written and verbal) required;
• Negotiation abilities a must;
• Highly proficient technical skills in MS Office Suite; and
• Team player who can also work independently while thriving in a fast-paced environment.

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Organization: Legal and Compliance

Company: Siemens Corporation

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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