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Head of Legal, Contracts, and Compliance VAS

Posted Mar 14
Full Time
On Site
Boca Raton, Florida

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Job Description

With more than USD 3 bn in revenue, Satair is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus SAS and a world leader in sales and distribution of spare parts for aircraft maintenance. We integrate the entire aerospace value chain connecting both ends of the aerospace aftermarket.

Every day our 1,000 employees at 10 offices and locations around the world work hard to build and sustain supplier relationships and to support airlines and MROs in optimizing their spare parts management, maximizing their distribution networks and realizing their business potential. We are devoted to creating innovative and reliable solutions for our business partners, continuously lifting industry standards. What we do is so much more than distribution, support and service. We deliver excellence. We connect people and business partners all over the world.

You will get a challenging job in an innovative, growing, global company with a world-class service ambition. Our culture is non-bureaucratic, with a hands-on professional approach and always focused on how Satair can help our customers and suppliers become more competitive in the long term.

AIRBUS requires that all new employees and temporary workers of Airbus be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Airbus allows candidates who are not fully vaccinated at the time of hire a reasonable amount of time to obtain vaccinated status. This position requires vaccination against COVID-19 or, if applicable, an approved accommodation for religious or medical reasons.

Position Summary

The Head of Legal, Compliance and Contracts for VAS Aero Services (VAS) is responsible for: (1) managing and mitigating all legal, compliance and contracts risks and issues for the company and its local and global subsidiaries, (2) the governance of the VAS companies in accordance with Airbus policies and procedures, (3) providing strategic support to the VAS CEO and senior leadership team, and (4) leading the VAS legal, compliance and contracts team. The Head of Legal & Compliance is a part of senior leadership for VAS and the regional and parent company Legal, Compliance and Contracts teams.

  • Accountabilities
  • The jobholder is responsible for managing and mitigating all legal risks and compliance issues for VAS and leading a cross-functional team of legal operations, contracts and compliance (including export control) professionals as well as supervising external law firms. The jobholder directly supports the CEO and senior executives by advising on all legal, regulatory, compliance, contracts and strategic matters.
  • Dimensions
  • The jobholder manages a legal, compliance and contracts team of two (2) professionals supporting currently in excess of $100MM annually with seventy (70) employees. Examples include negotiating and managing legal and contractual aspects of establishing and running aircraft distribution, consignment and leasing operations in Florida, Seattle and the U.K., as well as internationally.
  • Main activities
  • Manage the VAS team and legal matters involving outside counsel.
  • Lead and support transactions, including [aircraft and aircraft part sales and finance matters, procurement, and other activities as designated by the CEO.
  • Lead and support formal litigation, arbitration and pre-dispute matters in coordination with regional and parent company Heads of Legal.
  • Manage U.S. legal issues associated with strategic or industrial activities.
  • Act as an officer (such as Secretary) as requested and be responsible for maintaining minutes of meetings, books and records for all legal entities.
  • Support the Ethics & Compliance and trade compliance program implementation and related matters as required by the parent company.
  • Responsible for investigating and mitigating any material compliance issues.
  • Provide counsel and direction on employment law and compliance. Direct compliance investigations and interface with the respective federal, state and local agencies.
  • Outputs
  • The jobholder will lead the team to ensure superior service levels to the business and help the company improve efficiencies in line with company-wide initiatives. Jobholder's primary key deliverable is strategic, focused and well-reasoned legal and compliance advice to the business units. This business-critical legal advice is delivered cross-functionally in the areas of commercial transactions, ethics and compliance, corporate governance, regulatory and government matters, mergers and acquisitions, and employment and labor law.
  • Specifically, the jobholder will develop and provide local and centralized training (BDSI, E&C, document retention, OpenLine, etc.) across all business units; deploy consistent and standardized E&C policies and risk assessments across North America; deliver favorable results in disputes and litigation; support divestiture activities and North America Industrial Footprint projects; and provide consistent leadership on key US regulatory and rulemaking matters. The jobholder will continue to support the digital transformation projects by assisting with digitalization efforts, developing cyber breach incident response plans and commercial contract strategy for data processing suppliers, and supporting innovation projects
  • Jobholder will foster a "One Team" spirit within the team and ensure coordination with the regional and parent Legal and Compliance functions. Jobholder will drive the visibility and influence of Legal and Compliance throughout all VAS business units.
  • This position is eligible for advancement

SATAIR USA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.

As a matter of policy, SATAIR USA, Inc., does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

SATAIR USA, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


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Job Posting End Date: 04.02.2024

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