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Corporate Counsel

Dura-Line • Knoxville, TN

Posted 7 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
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Job Description

Mexichem is a leading provider of products and solutions across multiple sectors from petrochemical to construction, infrastructure, agriculture, healthcare, transportation, telecom and energy, among others. It is one of the biggest producers of plastic pipes and connections worldwide and one of the largest chemical and petrochemical companies in Latin America. 

Built upon a global footprint, it employs over 19,000 people in more than 30 countries where it holds over 120 production plants, 2 fluorite mines, 6 training academies and 16 research and development laboratories and generates more than US$5.6 billion per year. With over 50 years of history and more than 30 years trading on the Mexican Stock Exchange, Mexichem has a business model of vertical integration and strategic acquisitions, which derives in exclusive access to raw materials, proprietary technology and global competitiveness. 

Job Title:          Corporate Counsel – USA

Department:     Law Department

Reports to:       General Counsel – North America

SUMMARY

The Mexichem Law Department is searching for an attorney to support the commercial operations of the Mexichem businesses in the United States.  The position is located at the Knoxville, Tennessee offices of Mexichem Group.  This position reports to the General Counsel – North America and will not have supervisory responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

    • Supporting the sales and procurement teams in the negotiation and drafting of sales and purchasing contracts.
    • Reviewing, negotiating, and drafting commercial agreements of all types.
    • Analyzing a contract’s risk to the business and ensuring that the contracts meet company’s risk profile and the business unit’s objectives.
    • Consulting with assigned business units on legal aspects of various projects and initiatives.
    • Other duties as may be assigned by the General Counsel – North America.
    • Creating and maintaining contract templates.
    • Working with the businesses to establish and maintain a contract administration process, including the storage/retrieval of contracts, as well as the monitoring and documenting of renewal or termination of contracts.
    • Establishing and maintaining database of real estate properties.
    • Interacting with other functions to obtain relevant input for transactions and projects.
    • Keeping abreast of changes in United States law and regulations, and working with the businesses to respond to such changes.
    • Regularly gathering and reporting data on various topics, such as contractual activity and outside counsel fees.
    • Training the staff with respect to contract topics.
    • Training the staff regarding compliance with applicable laws and company policies.
  • Working directly with other members of the Law Department as appropriate.
  • Supporting Law Department projects and initiatives.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALITIES:

  • Substantial experience working with commercial contracts of all types to support transactions of significant importance to the company. 
  • Excellent contract drafting skills.  An expert grasp of contract concepts, together with a strong ability to apply them practically.
  • Superior analytical and organizational skills.
  • A willingness and ability to accept a high level of individual responsibility.
  • The experience and judgment to prioritize projects so as to meet business objectives and competing deadline requirements.
  • High technology acumen, including experience with contracts databases and electronic storage of pertinent agreement terms and commitments.
  • The ability to communicate concisely and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • The ability to quickly understand business objectives of a transaction, identify important issues, and manage negotiations so as to achieve the business goals. 
  • Good understanding of insurance and risk management concepts is preferred.
  • Experience with international contracts is desirable.
  • Knowledge of logistics, customs, and export-control requirements is desirable.
  • Ability to analyze new law, regulation and contract trends for potential impact on business unit goals and objectives.
  • Strong desire to learn Mexichem’s businesses.
  • Commitment to the importance of integrity and compliance.
  • Ability to travel to business locations per business needs (up to 25%).

REQUIRED EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES/LICENSES

  • Law degree from an ABA accredited law school in the United States
  • License to practice law in at least one state
  • At five to ten years of professional experience in combination of law firm and in-house.
  • Experience advising manufacturing clients.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

#CB

Mexichem offers a broad range of value added ingredients and finished products that contribute to customers’ success and ultimate improve the quality of life for people around the world. Along its commitment to good citizenship, Mexichem delivers Total Value to customers, employees and investors worldwide, every day.

Job ID: 14216
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