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Corporate Lawyer

Branex Group
Posted Feb 03
Full Time
Southfield, Michigan

Responsibilities

Job Description

  • Provide strategic legal support and guidance on various transactional, corporate, employment and compliance matters in support of the company.
  • Draft (including from scratch), review, and negotiate complex commercial agreements, including purchasing contracts, terms and conditions, supply agreements, non-disclosure agreements, service agreements and other legal documents.
  • Manage and provide support for litigation, dispute resolution, and other matters as they arise.
  • Support proactive development of legal resources to support companies’ growth, including development of training materials, policies, processes, and guidelines.
  • Maintain and manage the legal budget for all group of companies.
  • Ability to contribute to the legal team’s ongoing efforts to create, improve and operationalize internal processes, best practices, playbooks, and commercial templates.
  • Work with management and the legal department on various projects as assigned.
  • Travel requirements: Less than 10%

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of legal issues affecting businesses.
  • Experience with corporate governance issues.
  • In-depth understanding of how legal issues affecting the automotive industry.
  • Ability to develop legal strategy and objectives.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Excellent judgement and analytical skills.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Ability to think strategically to anticipate legal issues or risks and offer solutions.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Qualifications

  • Juris doctor degree with Active license to practice law in Michigan or at least one other US jurisdiction, and (if not admitted in Michigan) the ability to qualify for in-house practice in Michigan.
  • Experience/Skills - Five + years of experience as a corporate and commercial licensed attorney obtained in a reputable private firm or as legal counsel in a law department or in a corporate environment.
  • Superior corporate and commercial legal skills, including the ability to effectively draft and negotiate contracts with focus on details while not losing sight of the big picture.
  • Solid business acumen and judgment under pressure, including the ability to set priorities, align plans and work effectively with multiple stakeholders to develop practical solutions to a broad range of legal and business problems.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex legal issues clearly and to be persuasive in a manner that is both direct and diplomatic, combined with an ability to build solid relationships across a diverse group of stakeholders with a wide array of professional backgrounds. Ability to drive decisions through consensus and influence change are a must.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple large-scale projects simultaneously effectively.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally if needed.
  • A self-starter personality, a quick learner with strong internal motivation, possesses initiative, integrity, and resilience.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and flexibility to learn and adapt to serve the growing needs of the business.
  • In-house experience at an automotive company strongly preferred

Company Description

Branex Group is headquartered in Auburn Hills, MI and is a certified Women’s owned business through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). We have a leadership team with over 30 years of experience and a proven track record of growth within the staffing industry. Branex Group was founded to fill the void that regional and national companies have due to a large client base, ultimately resulting in a limited talent pool. Ironically in the staffing industry, the longer that you have been in business and the more clients that you have, the fewer companies you are able to recruit candidates from due to contractual obligations. Because of an unemployment rate at nearly 0% in the technical field this has created an obstacle for some of the most successful staffing companies and hurt the hiring goals of clients that engage them.

Branex Group is headquartered in Auburn Hills, MI and is a certified Women’s owned business through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). We have a leadership team with over 30 years of experience and a proven track record of growth within the staffing industry. Branex Group was founded to fill the void that regional and national companies have due to a large client base, ultimately resulting in a limited talent pool. Ironically in the staffing industry, the longer that you have been in business and the more clients that you have, the fewer companies you are able to recruit candidates from due to contractual obligations. Because of an unemployment rate at nearly 0% in the technical field this has created an obstacle for some of the most successful staffing companies and hurt the hiring goals of clients that engage them.