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Senior Manager, Corporate Legal Counsel - Automotive

Company: Harman International Industries, Inc.
Location: Novi
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Manager, Corporate Legal Counsel - Automotive As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you'll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day. About the Role This position will provide legal support on all Automotive Division matters, including providing proactive risk management and risk mitigation advice. The position will provide advice and assistance on a variety of commercial matters and will oversee litigation for the Automotive Division.
Your Team This position will report to HARMAN's Automotive Division Global Lead Counsel and has no direct reports. This position will manage outside counsel in connection with certain work.

What You Will Do

  • Serve as a supporting attorney for the Harman Automotive Division (primarily focused on issues involving the Americas but providing global support as needed)
  • Provide general legal advice to and serve as an integral part of Automotive Division business teams
  • Support implementation of the Automotive Division's contract strategy and process
  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements and terms and conditions with automotive OEM customers, Tier-1 customers and co-developers/co-manufacturers
  • Counsel business team members on HARMAN's automotive RFQ process, including updating and maintaining RFQ offer templates used by the Automotive Division
  • Support resolution of commercial disputes with customers and suppliers, including management of automotive-related litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings and guidance of external counsel
  • Assist in managing budgets and related costs to ensure effective use and deployment of both internal and external legal resources
  • Prepare and conduct trainings for managers and employees on relevant legal topics
  • Demonstrate the following HARMAN competencies:
    • Leadership : Demonstrate character, clarity, courage and commitment to high-performance
      • Build environment of trust, high performance and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to feedback, development and recognition
      • Collaboration : Connect, engage and communicate with others
        • Encourage open expression of ideas; communicate effectively at all levels and build strong relationships
        • Judgment : Make sound decisions
          • Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions
          • Results-Driven : Deliver extraordinary results
            • Take initiative to achieve superior, quality results against internal or external standards of excellence What You Need
              • Minimum 6 to 9 years of related experience, preferably in a combination of well-regarded law firm and corporate settings, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the automotive industry working on commercial and technology matters involving automotive OEMs
              • Law degree from a reputable law school in the United States
              • Must be licensed to practice in in any jurisdiction within the United States, and a member of a state bar in good standing
              • Deep knowledge of drafting and negotiating domestic and international commercial contracts
              • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written), with the ability to liaise with all areas of the business at all levels, including senior management; executive-level presence and maturity
              • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects
              • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and respond promptly to shifting priorities What is Nice to Have
                • Provide guidance to Human Resources on employment-related legal matters
                • Experience counseling internal and/or external clients on relevant regulatory matters, including antitrust, privacy and environmental and material compliance What Makes You Eligible
                  • Willingness to travel 25% of the time
                  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, Michigan
                  • Local residents preferred (no relocation offered) What We Offer
                    • Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG etc.)
                    • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University's business and leadership academies
                    • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global environment
                    • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development
                    • Tuition Reimbursement
                    • "Be Brilliant" employee recognition and rewards program
                    • On-site opportunities to focus on personal well-being and development such as, onsite caf--, fitness center, weekly massage, fitness classes, and other onsite events promoted by our Employee resource groups HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (www.harman.com ) If you want to receive the latest events, news and information from HARMAN, as well as details on current opportunities that match your preferences and interests, you can sign up here. First Name Last Name Email Interested In Search for a category and select one from the list of suggestions. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click "Add" to create your job alert. Category Location
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