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Operations Counsel

Posted Mar 07
Full Time
On Site
Midland, Michigan

At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we’re passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.  

Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We’re a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple - to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you’re looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you’re in the right place. 

About you and this role

Dow has an exciting opportunity for an Operations Attorney located in Midland, Michigan. This role is for a strong lawyer with appropriate experience practicing with a major law firm or corporation. The lawyer will be expected to collaborate with legal colleagues and internal clients with respect to the myriad of matters associated with manufacturing operations in a global science and technology company. This is a “general practitioner” role supporting all matters relating to manufacturing operations. You will function as a member of a team of experienced professionals providing local legal support to Dow’s North American operations, in coordination with attorneys in Dow’s global headquarters in Midland, Michigan and elsewhere.


  • Managing real estate transactions across North America including drafting relevant agreements.
  • Labor relations and employment, including workers’ compensation and related insurance programs.
  • State and local government and regulatory interactions.
  • Support for internal functions responsible for Environmental Health & Safety, Emergency Services and Security, and Occupational Health.
  • Commercial contract drafting.
  • Litigation support/case management.


  • Juris Doctor or Master of Laws.
  • A minimum of 3 years practicing law
  • Admission to State Bar or eligible for admission.
  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship

Preferred skills:

  • 5+ years’ demonstrable competence practicing law with a major law firm or corporation as an in-house counsel, manufacturing operations attorney or general practitioner.
  • Prior regulatory/operations experience, including with environmental permitting and enforcement practices.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills (written and oral)
  • The ability to deal efficiently with time sensitive demands from a variety of clients.
  • Experience with real estate transactions.
  • Strong law school credentials.


Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position and may be provided based on eligibility.

Benefits – What Dow offers you 

We invest in you. 

Dow invests in total rewards programs to help you manage all aspects of you: your pay, your health, your life, your future, and your career.  You bring your background, talent and perspective to work every day. Dow rewards that commitment by investing in your total wellbeing.  

Here are just a few highlights of what you would be offered as a Dow employee: 

  • Equitable and market-competitive base pay and bonus opportunity across our global markets, along with locally relevant incentives. 
  • Benefits and programs to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being, to help you get the care you need...when you need it. 
  • Competitive retirement program that may include company-provided benefits, savings opportunities, financial planning and educational resources to help you achieve your long term financial-goals. 
  • Become a Dow shareholder through various employee stock programs.
  • Opportunities to learn and grow through training and mentoring, work experiences, community involvement and team building. 
  • Workplace culture empowering role-based flexibility to maximize personal productivity and balance personal needs. 
  • Global Paid Time Off (PTO) policies:
    • Paid time off for new parents (birthing and non-birthing, including adoptive and foster parents).  
    • ​Paid time off to care for family members who are sick or injured.  
    • Paid time off to support volunteering and Employee Resource Group’s (ERG) participation. 

Join our team, we can make a difference together. 

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) is one of the world’s leading materials science companies, serving customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Our global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation, leading business positions and commitment to sustainability enable us to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. We operate manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employ approximately 35,900 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $45 billion in 2023. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. ​​​​Learn more about us and our ambition to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world by visiting in a new tab).

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment.  We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on in a new tab).

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities without regard for race, color, religion, sex, including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity, national origin, age, disability and genetic information, including family medical history. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR (833-693-6947) and select option 8.

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