(Senior) Product Regulatory Counsel - North America

Midea America Corp
Posted Jan 24
Full Time
Louisville, Kentucky

Midea America Corp. is one of the world’s largest home appliance brands, offering the most comprehensive selection of products in the world to fully serve the needs of day-to-day living at home, at work, or anywhere else you go. In North America we strive to aim high, put the customer first, transform, and innovate the marketplace, utilizing our commitment, dedication, inclusion, and partnership with our teams. We are a global company with over 150,000 employees and operations in more than 195 countries. As a publicly listed company, we are also ranked #245 as a Fortune Global 500 company and offer one of the most comprehensive ranges in the home appliance industry. Midea America is a subsidiary of Midea with over 300 employees in the US and we are expanding our presence in North America.

Midea is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-quality electronic home appliances. With a strong commitment to innovation, quality, and safety, we strive to provide our customers with reliable and cutting-edge products that improve their lives. We are seeking a talented and experienced Lead Compliance Counsel to join our legal team and support our expanding business in the United States.

Location: Lousiville, KY

The position will provide legal support and guidance on product safety, regulatory compliance, and product liability matters. The successful candidate will work closely with our engineering, design, and manufacturing teams to ensure our products meet all applicable safety standards and regulations.

Job Description:

We are looking for a dedicated and knowledgeable Lead Compliance Counsel. This position will provide legal support and guidance on regulatory compliance, product safety, product liability matters. The successful candidate will work closely with our engineering, design, after sales, and manufacturing teams to ensure our products meet all applicable safety standards and regulations and that the company is making all of the necessary corporate filings. This person will also be expected to partake in industry The ideal candidate will have relevant in-house experience counseling business teams and providing practical and strategic legal advice on a broad range of issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Review and analyze product designs, materials, and manufacturing processes to ensure compliance with applicable safety standards and regulations in the United States.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance to the company on product safety, regulatory compliance, and product liability matters.
  • Monitor and stay current on relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards related to product safety and liability.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts, agreements, and other legal documents related to product safety, regulatory compliance, and product liability.
  • Coordinate and manage product recalls, safety investigations, and regulatory inquiries as needed.
  • Develop and implement product safety policies, procedures, and training programs for the company.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to proactively identify and mitigate potential product safety risks and liabilities.
  • Corporate filings related to the company’s products.
  • Manage relationships with external legal counsels, industry groups, and regulatory agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree or LLM from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in one state in the United States
  • Have exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Maintain an independent and objective perspective while developing and maintaining a strong partnership with internal organizations and protecting the company’s interests
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in product safety and liability law, preferably in the electronics or home appliance industry.
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. product regulations, standards, and best practices.
  • Excellent legal research, writing, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with team members at all levels of the organization.

Midea America Corp. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.