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Legal Counsel, Commerical

CEVA Logistics
Posted Mar 25
Full Time
Atlanta, Georgia

CEVA Logistics provides global supply chain solutions to connect people, products and providers all around the world. Present in 170 countries and with more than 110,000 employees spread over 1,300 sites, we are well on our way to achieving our vision: to be a Top 5 global 3PL.

We believe that our employees are the key to our success. We want to engage and empower our diverse, global team to co-create value with our customers through our solutions in contract logistics and air, ocean, ground, and finished vehicle transport. That is why CEVA Logistics offers a dynamic and exceptional work environment that fosters personal growth, innovation, and continuous improvement.

DARE TO GROW! Join CEVA Logistics, and you will be part of a team that values imagination, encourages boldness and exemplarity, and is committed to excellence in everything we do. Join us in our mission to shape the future of global logistics as we become a global leader in the logistics industry. As we continue growing at a fast pace, will you “Dare to Grow” with us?

YOUR ROLE

Reports to the Senior Vice President of Legal & Risk Management, includes responsibilities focused on the drafting and negotiation of complex customer commercial contracts, focusing on CEVA’s contract logistics service products and with opportunities to expand to other freight management service products.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

  • Responsible for owning the contracting cycle for complex commercial customer contracts – from initial draft to execution - leading the contractual review, for compliance with applicable laws and regulations, company's business policies and strategies and support internal company approval process.
  • Draft and negotiate key and/or complex commercial customer contracts, including those with executive level visibility and priority.
  • Serve as initial point of contact for legal questions regarding century customer and agreements with multi-national customers.
  • Understand business requirements and the company's risk tolerance, and provide timely, thoughtful, ethical, and practical written and oral product, business, and legal/risk counseling, judgment, and support on various legal risks, business strategies, and other issues related to products/services, commercial transactions, and general operations to business development, operations, and other internal teams.
  • Analyze complex legal and commercial issues, advocating for CEVA’s interests. Contribute to the design, build, maintenance of commercial transaction workflows in CLM platform and to updating commercial legal playbook.
  • Manage and resolve complicated issues related to commercial deals, and drive alignment with various cross-functional teams.
  • Assist on legal aspects of CEVA’s transactional matters including areas of real estate, vendor and procurement agreements, as well as other service product areas.

Resource Management

  • Manage outside counsel on pre-litigation commercial matters, including oversight and budgeting of the invoices for same. Overuse of outside counsel has a direct impact on the legal department budget – affecting the department’s overall annual goals – as well as the overall bottom line of the company.
  • Help build, streamline, and operationalize CEVA’s contract management tool/process to help save the legal team resources (time, cost, and limit risk).

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Education & Experience

  • J.D. and membership in at least one U.S. state bar
  • Strong academic credentials

Experience

  • 3 - 5 years of transactional expertise in a law firm or in-house legal department
  • Intellectual curiosity and desire to expand areas of knowledge and participation as the business may require

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to work on multiple issues and set appropriate priorities with clients and delivery results efficiently
  • Provide ability to provide entrepreneurial, pragmatic, business-oriented advice with a dedication to superior customer service
  • Highly organized, reliable, detail-oriented, and diligent
  • Excellent contract writing skills
  • Experience and knowledge of Contract Logistics and/or Supply Chain
  • Proven success working effectively across business units and internal functions to efficiently resolve complex business and risk management issues
  • Familiarity working across the globe, working with multiple time zones and cultures

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to advocate for a position while maintaining a collaborative and open-minded approach.
  • Ability to operate autonomously while being a team player and customer service oriented.
  • Building trustworthy relationships with internal clients.
  • Exhibit all professional decorum as behooves a legal professional, including but not limited to, maintaining confidentiality, courtesy, candor, and cooperation.

WHAT DO WE HAVE TO OFFER?

With a genuine culture of recognition, we want our employees to grow, develop and be part of our journey. We offer a benefits package with a focus on your wellbeing. This includes competitive Paid Time Off, 401(k), health insurance and an employee benefits platform that offers discounts on gym memberships and a diverse range of retail, travel, car and hospitality brands, including important offerings like pet insurance.

We are a team in every sense, and we support each other and work collaboratively to achieve our goals together.

It is our goal that you will be compensated for your hard work and commitment, so if you’d like to work for one of the top Logistics providers in the world then let’s work together to help you find your new role.

About Tomorrow

We value your professional and personal growth. That’s why we share plenty of career opportunities for you to thrive within CEVA. This role can be the first step on your career path with us. You can stay in the same job family, find a new family to grow in (an almost limitless number of options) or find your own path. Join CEVA for a challenging and rewarding career.

CEVA operates in a multicultural, global environment and is a richly diverse organization operating seamlessly as one company. We aim to attract, motivate and retain the best people in our industry, whatever their background. We share the same passion to deliver world-class solutions to our customers. We have the best supply chain professionals in the industry and develop this talent in an inspiring work environment.

CEVA Logistics is proud to be an equal opportunity work place and an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

Please note: Legitimate CEVA Logistics recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn or via an official company email address: firstname.lastname@cevalogistics.com. We recommend that you do not respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers from people with whom you are unfamiliar.

Information provided is true and accurate. False statements or information will result in the application voided.

Outstanding benefits for employee and family including multiple health plans(company contribution to health savings account), prescription, dental and vision coverage.

Company paid life insurance, accident insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage and employee assistance plan.

Voluntary benefits including additional life insurance, AD&D coverage, buy-up short- and long-term disability, critical illness, identify theft & legal plan.

401(k) with company match.

Flexible Paid Time Off programs including company paid holidays.

Tuition reimbursement program.