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Corporate Counsel - Commercial

Company: Generac Power Systems
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

GENERAC - It's a challenge, and an invitation. Most importantly, it's an opportunity to join an industry leader. There's never been a better time to work at Generac. We're shaping the market and investing in new companies and new technologies. Our rapid growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture.

In this second opening for a Corporate Counsel, you will serve as a trusted advisor on the Commercial legal team, counseling the sales, marketing and product management organizations for the Company's Connected Devices, Clean Energy and Grid Services business groups. This role will include a broad portfolio of legal work spanning multiple international jurisdictions and will provide primary transactional support to these teams. Based upon experience, this role may also work with the Company's Corporate Development team regarding acquisitions and other strategic transactions. This position will be partially or fully remote.
Essential Duties:
Engage and build relationships with the business to act as "front-line" legal counsel and provide high-quality, pragmatic legal and business advice regarding a wide range of commercial and product issues
Draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements
Assess proposed commercial transactions and develop deal structures to minimize legal and business risks
Think strategically and help create and execute on plans to achieve both short-term and long-term results and communicate with key legal and business stakeholders
Develop and implement processes, templates, and best practices to support the work of the role
Minimum Qualifications:
- Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
- Minimum of 3 years of experience with a major law firm and/or corporate legal department
- Licensed to practice law in the United States and a member in good standing with a State bar

Preferred Qualifications:
- Previous experience with a global manufacturer and publicly-traded company
- Previous experience advising clients regarding data privacy matters
- Previous experience working on international teams in a matrixed environment
- Previous experience conducting mergers and acquisitions

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Excellent negotiation and legal drafting skills
- Excellent communication skills
- High work capacity and passion for the job, in addition to high ethical and moral standards
- Demonstrated ability to identify risk, problem solve, and offer creative solutions to mitigate risk
- Ability to manage and prioritize work from multiple stakeholders
- Ability to work across organizational, functional, and geographic boundaries to drive business strategies, communications and multi-geography projects and teams in a matrixed environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

Keywords: Generac Power Systems, Waukesha , Corporate Counsel - Commercial, Legal , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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