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Senior Paralegal

Novelis
Posted Apr 29
Full Time
On Site
Atlanta, Georgia

Company Overview

Novelis is one of the world leaders in aluminum recycling and rolling and a leading sustainable aluminum solutions provider. Driven by our purpose of “shaping a sustainable world together,” we work alongside our customers to provide innovative solutions to the aerospace, automotive, beverage packaging and specialty markets. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Novelis has approximately 13,000 employees in 32 operating facilities on 4 continents.

Position Overview

The Legal team, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is seeking a Sr Paralegal. The person in this role will report to the Head of Legal Operations and Global Contracts Management Center of Excellence (COE) Lead . The ideal candidate will serve as a key support to the Global Contracts Management team, to systematically and efficiently handle commercial contracts and ensure operational performance is improved.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Responsibilities:

 

  • Support the Global Contracts Management team in contract administration, legal technology and project management.
  • Work independently to handle and prepare contracts from standardized templates and evaluate third-party contracts against playbooks; recommend contract template management standard methodologies
  • Edit and contribute to the negotiations of contracts, including Non-Disclosure Agreements, Master Services Agreements, Statements of Work, and other procurement and supply agreements.
  • Partner with our Global Procurement function as a front-line resource for contract preparation, review, and analysis.
  • Implement, maintain, and coordinate a contracts management database system to support reporting and insight into contract terms, contract status, and contract obligations.
  • Periodic audits of the legal department’s contracts database, to ensure data integrity and accuracy
  • Act as a key resource for implementation and management of contract lifecycle management (CLM) software and related legal technology solutions.
  • Serve as the post-launch resource for contract management technology, including contract lifecycle management software, e-signature solutions, artificial intelligence drafting tools, and contract reporting.
  • Partner with attorneys to develop, implement, and coordinate contract compliance strategies, global standard methodologies, templates, tools, playbooks, guidelines, and trainings for commercial contracting matters.
  • Establish project timelines, coordinate committee meeting calendars, track completion of tasks, connect with collaborators as necessary to provide updates, produce status reports, compile monthly and quarterly reports from internal databases.
  • Prepare training materials and prioritize global training calendar; coordinate with DOA champions across international regions on delivery of training; respond to requests for focused training; track and prepare reports on training completion; deliver training.
  • Work with cross-functional departments to optimize processes, improve collaborator service, and achieve business priorities.
  • Assist business leaders with issues arising from vendor and customer relationships and provide practical business-oriented solutions, while using judgment to advance as necessary.
  • Support various legal operations strategic priorities, including the department’s e-billing process, legal technology solutions, process optimization, and reporting and analytics.
  • Prepare budget requests for contracts management activities, arrange and handle travel for attorneys, prepare expense reports and related documentation.
  • Support other members of corporate legal team on administrative tasks and special projects as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent years of related experience)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as contracts administrator in a law firm or in-house
  • Experience preparing an analyzing contracts
  • Familiarity with Contracts Technology/Software (CLM preferred)
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Paralegal certificate
  • 10+ years of law firm or in-house experience
  • Extensive experience handling a CLM program
  • Experience drafting and negotiating contracts under attorney supervision

What We Offer

Novelis' benefits say a lot about how we care for each other. Our employees and their families have many different needs. As a result, our benefits offer choices on many levels and are high in quality, driven by the marketplace, and affordable. In addition to core benefits, we provide these unique to the industry benefits:

  • Family Growth Programs: Paid parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Fertility Treatment, Childcare Discount and Nursing Mom Support
  • Employee Assistance Programs: free resources available 24/7 to you and your family in the areas of mental health, family life, and career and financial guidance
  • Wellness Programs: incentives for wellness activities, wellness spending account, programs for building healthy habits, virtual physical therapy for joint, back, and pelvic health, health management programs and more.
  • Diabetes Management Program
  • Pet insurance
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • PerkSpot Discount Program
  • Tuition assistance and career development programs

This role offers a hybrid schedule. Our hybrid approach is designed to foster employee work-life balance and powers connection, collaboration, and a sense of community among our teams.

Location Profile

Novelis’ Global Corporate Headquarters is located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta Georgia and employs approximately 250 people. It is co-located with Novelis’ North America regional office which employs approximately 225 people. Supporting its 24 operations worldwide Novelis’ corporate office is home to the executive leadership team and global functions that support the automotive beverage can and high-end specialties value streams. The City of Atlanta provides a diverse and family-friendly place to live with countless museums cultural organizations and educational institutions including the Georgia Aquarium Woodruff Arts Center CNN Center Georgia Tech and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In the Atlanta area Novelis has strong community partnerships with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity GeorgiaFIRST and Agape Youth and Family Center in addition to many local museums and community groups.

Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoffs, recalls, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, and training, are without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Disclaimer

We encourage all potential candidates to follow the protocols below and to be diligent when sharing any personal information:

  • Check the job posting is live and valid via our careers page: https://www.novelis.com/careers/
  • Verify any communication with us by contacting our talent team at interviews@novelis.com.