Associate Legal Counsel

Norsk Hydro
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Posted Jan 31
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Rosemont, Illinois
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Hydro Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 20,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standards profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries. Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 30,000 employees in more than 140 locations.

Hydro is committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future and in doing so, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways to industries that matter.

Job Summary: Hydro Extrusion North America is seeking an attorney to join our high-performing in-house legal team based in Rosemont, IL. Although the attorney will initially work with support from other attorneys on the team, the attorney will be expected to work more independently over time. Depending on the level of experience, the title of the position will be either Associate Legal Counsel or Legal Counsel.

Job Location: Rosemont, IL - This is a hybrid position, with the flexibility to work from home one to two days per week.

Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Parental Leave

Job Summary: This is a rare opportunity to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with our collaborative in-house team where your work will have a direct impact on our business. If you love to learn and are a strategic, hands-on, and proactive legal leader, with a passion for solving problems and driving cross-functional projects over the finish line, this would be an outstanding fit for you! We are a team of highly-valued generalists, with some sub-specialties, who work closely with our commercial, HR, HSE, OpEx, quality, finance and other business colleagues to address legal and compliance issues, as well as develop and implement training, playbooks and other strategic proactive tools that shape and add value to the business.

This position is expected to work on a variety of legal matters, including the following:

  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad variety of contracts dealing with our customers and suppliers, including non-disclosure agreements, supply agreements, energy agreements, data privacy agreements, stocking/consignment agreements, sales representative agreements, and consulting agreements.
  • Gather and prepare information necessary to resolve disputes, develop legal arguments, draft demand letters, handle subpoenas, and work with outside counsel and/or in-house colleagues to handle more complex litigation matters.
  • Handle employment-related matters including addressing EEOC charges and providing counseling and training.
  • Assist with an array of strategic enterprise-wide projects, including introducing internal legal templates, policies and playbooks to stay at the forefront of legal/compliance risks affecting our business.
  • Handle various real estate and environmental matters for our owned and leased locations, corporate secretary filings, and intellectual property matters.
  • Actively partner with and manage outside counsel in litigation matters.

Required Education/Experience :

  • Juris Doctorate from a fully accredited U.S. law school with an overall grade point average of at least 3.5/4.0 (or the equivalent).
  • Must be (or become) licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications :

  • At least one year of work experience as a practicing attorney is ideal, but not required.
  • Prior experience working in an in-house legal department is a plus.
  • Prior in-house legal department experience is preferred, particularly in areas such as commercial contracts, dispute resolution, compliance, data privacy, and/or employment law.
  • MS Office skills are desirable.
  • Proactive and enthusiastic, “can do”, “team-playing” attitude.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The ideal candidate will have great contract drafting, reviewing, and negotiating skills, will be a highly organized and detail-oriented self-starter, and will be able to work efficiently and effectively under deadline pressures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required, as are the abilities to proactively manage multiple projects, and to take initiative and apply practical common sense solutions, all in a fast-paced environment that may require quick response times.
  • Strong business judgment, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills are desirable, along with the desire and ability to learn and grow.
  • 10-20% travel to North American plant locations, with some international travel (e.g. to a global Legal Summit per year).

Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.

Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences. Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.

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