Senior Contracts Counsel

DiverseyFort mill, South carolinaFull TimeOn Site


Position Summary

As a member of the Diversey Legal Department, the Contracts Counsel is responsible for providing strategic legal advice and technical expertise as an essential and valued team member and business partner. This attorney will work closely with other Legal team members, the Diversey sales teams and procurement partners on a full-spectrum of contract law and commercial issues, including, contract drafting and negotiation, commercial transactions, policies, processes and training.

Key Responsibilities
  • Structure, draft and negotiate a variety commercial contracts, including product sales, equipment leases, professional services, IT, supply chain and other procurement agreements
  • Review and interpret contract rights and obligations and assist in resolving contractual disputes
  • Draft and update template agreements
  • Support contract administration process improvement and efficiency
  • Work closely with the contract manager and involve subject matter experts as needed
  • Elevate matters to the attention of the Americas General Counsel, as required
  • Perform other duties, as required
Required Qualifications
  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Bar admission and good standing in any jurisdiction in the U.S. (eligible to practice in South Carolina)
  • 8-10 years’ substantive experience in contract drafting and negotiation with minimum of 5 years’ in-house legal experience
Additional Qualifications
  • Exceptional analytical, communication and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Efficiently and effectively analyze contract issues and identify solutions
  • Identify commercially-viable legal alternatives and recommend a preferred course of action
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and collaborate across departments and at various levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously without compromising quality of service and responsiveness
  • Comfortable challenging the status quo and operating in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Excellent internal and external relationship management and advocacy skills
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, Diversey provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to be considered for any position to be filled unless the accommodation would pose an undue hardship. Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the hiring process, please contact our Human Resources Department at hrquestions_us@diversey.com.

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