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Legal Counsel - Real Estate and Commercial Contracts

DHL
Posted Jul 04
Full Time
Plantation, Florida

About DHL Group and Legal Services: DHL Group the logistics provider of the world with over 580,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories. We are an organization that is not just moving goods around, we have a very clear purpose, and we are: Connecting People. Improving Lives. We provide challenges and opportunities for personal and professional development, we recognize the difference you bring to our business and together we share the pride of building one of the largest world leaders in logistics and supply chain.

DHL Legal Services offers all business partners worldwide solution-oriented legal advice. We provide comprehensive support in contracts, negotiations, and processes with customers and suppliers as well as in general litigation and commercial law matters. In a matrix organization, Legal Services is organized on the one hand according to regions and on the other hand according to global cross-sectional topics. As our business keeps growing, we want you in our Americas region.

Ready to immerse yourself in the exciting world of Legal? Join the team and bring your expertise on board! As part of DHL Group, you will be working with a global network of Legal colleagues and benefit from a wide range of development opportunities.

Job Purpose: DHL is seeking a highly skilled Legal Counsel with a minimum of 7+ years of experience to provide general legal support to assigned business units. There will be heavy focus on the review and negotiation of a wide variety of commercial real estate agreements (primarily industrial/warehouse leasing and related documents) and a wide variety of commercial contracts, including procurement/vendor contracts and customer contracts.

The successful candidate will:

  • Draft, analyze and negotiate a wide variety of real estate agreements supporting DHL’s operations and infrastructure to conclusion, and strong understanding of real estate contracting terms to protect DHL’s legal and business interests.
  • Draft, analyze and negotiate a wide range of commercial procurement/vendor contracts supporting DHL’s operations and infrastructure to conclusion, and strong understanding of contracting terms to protect DHL’s legal and business interests.
  • Provide general legal advice to clients served and advise members of the business on legal and related risks associated.
  • Work well as member of a closely-knit, diverse, and well-respected legal team defending and representing DHL’s interests.
  • Deliver trainings on legal topics relevant to the business and advise business on legal trends and developing areas of law.
  • Possess advanced and well-developed skills and knowledge within the contracts/transactions area with the ability to integrate theory and principals with DHL’s practices, policies, and precedents.
  • Lead various projects impacting business, operations and revenue, and liaise with management, business divisions, consultants, outside counsel, and other parties as appropriate, and perform other duties in support of the Legal Department, as assigned.

Your Tasks:

  • Provide legal support and strategic legal advice for all aspects and stages of DHL’s procurement/vendor contracts including, without limitation, drafting, analysis and negotiating professional services agreement, master supply agreements and other master services agreements, NDA’s and RFP’s to conclusion, interpret contract terms to protect DHL’s legal and business interests, and provide legal advice on contract administration and other contracting issues/disputes
  • Liaising with real estate, operations, risk, tax, procurement, treasury and other business teams as applicable on respective agreements/issues.
  • Anticipates and guards against legal risk involving the company.
  • Support the requirements of DHL Corporate Guidelines in reviewing contracts with our suppliers/vendors and landlords.
  • Provide technically accurate and commercially astute legal advice.
  • Research, draft memorandum, and prepare requested briefings and findings.
  • Advise on aspects of law and regulation applicable to the business unit.
  • Liaise and collaborating with external legal counsel on selected projects, and the concise and efficient interpretation of their advice.
  • Contract review and negotiation in line with instructions issued from divisional units assigned.
  • General counsel/ advice, legal disputes/litigation process.
  • Demonstrate ability to influence decisions/actions through provision of value-added inputs into the organization’s business processes.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with business colleagues to serve as a trusted resource for legal support.
  • Develop and proactively contribute to IKOs/ Group KPIs with remote team members and monitor individual performance (where appropriate).

Your Profile:

  • B.A. (from an accredited college or university)
  • J.D. (from an accredited law school)
  • Currently licensed to practice law in a jurisdiction in the United States
  • Commercial Real Estate experience (with strong commercial leasing experience preferred, such as industrial/warehouse, office and/or retail). Purchase and sale and development experience is a plus.
  • General commercial contracting experience (with strong procurement/vendor contracting experience preferred, and strong understanding of contracting terms).
  • Ability to work in an organized, efficient manner; must work well with minimal supervision and have excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office and database systems
  • Detail oriented, capable of handling heavy, multi-layered client, ability to manage multiple projects and urgencies simultaneously, and be extremely responsive to tight turn around schedules for many transactions in various stages of development
  • Positive attitude and strong attention to detail are a must

We offer:

  • Great opportunity to work for the biggest logistics company in the world
  • International and virtual environment
  • Flexibility and great opportunity to learn
  • Tempting Compensation and benefits

DHL is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo-law-poster

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

If this is something you would like to do, don’t hesitate and start your application.