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Associate General Counsel

Summary

Salary
Starting salary will be based on experience and credentials
Team
Legal
Location
Chicago - USA

Description

To support General Counsel with all legal issues that arise within the business and to provide sound legal advice to all levels of the organization through complete understanding of the business objectives and risk assessment for the Americas markets.

Accountabilities

Collaborate with internal customers/clients to provide sound legal advice

  • Earn respect of internal customers/clients and create positive working relationships across all levels of the business
  • Partner with the commercial division in developing and implementing policies and procedures to support business objectives
  • Keep abreast of legislative or regulatory requirements with potential impact to the business in order to provide sound legal advice

Lead the contracts drafting, review, and negotiation function for the Americas legal team

  • Prepare contracts and amendments to minimize risk while serving the needs of the business
  • Negotiate successful commercial contracts including but not limited to sales and service agreement, master service agreements, terms and conditions and vendor agreements
  • Clearly and concisely explain terms and company’s position to internal customers/clients and third parties during negotiations
  • Serve as an integral member of the corporate sales team by acting as a liaison on contract and other administrative support matters relating to retailer and distribution channel management
  • Partner with and manage outside counsel as necessary

Efficiently manage a large volume and variety of projects

  • Partner with internal customers/clients to ensure accurate information flow and agreed action plans are in place
  • Maintain clear and accurate communication with internal and external partners
  • Negotiate numerous complex deals simultaneously while balancing appropriate legal and business risks
  • Relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role

Skills

Experience and Education

  • 7-10 years of general corporate experience law firm or in-house; a combination of law firm and in-house experience strongly preferred
  • Experience in the development and review of contracts
  • People management experience desired

Skills and Competencies

  • Highest degree of ethical standards
  • Adaptable/flexible – able to multi task
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Professional/discreet/loyal
  • Team player
  • Must be able to travel as required

Benefits

Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition. Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to careers.us@dyson.com or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.