Industry leading manufacturing company is looking for a General Counsel in the Montgomery, Alabama area.
This role comes with a very competitive compensation plan commensurate with experience with a base salary ranging from $100k to $120k plus an annual bonus opportunity.
This role comes with relocation assistance.
All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
location: Montgomery, Alabama
job type: Permanent
salary: $100,000 - 120,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 4pm
? Advise executive management within the company and provide legal support to strategic business
units and affiliates.
? Assess and mitigate legal risks arising from business activities.
? Communicate and negotiate on behalf of the company with external parties (regulators, external
counsel, public authorities, etc.).
? Maintain and monitor Compliance Program.
? Monitor and apprise executive management of labor union activity.
? Monitor and apprise executive management of legal, legislative, and regulatory changes that may
affect the company and its operations.
? Monitor and apprise executive management of major OEM trends and activity in the US.
? Review, draft, and/or negotiate contracts, agreements, and other legal documents to protect the
company's legal rights or manage the process thereof.
? Advise executive management on terms and conditions and legal risks of company contracts.
? Manage company litigation, which includes serving as primary contact for external legal counsel,
coordinating discovery, and attending depositions and court proceedings as needed.
? Oversee and manage the acceptance of all legal documents and service of process for proper
distribution to the correct parties within the company.
? Evaluate and advise on various types of insurance coverage, including property and casualty,
employment practices liability, and workers compensation.
? Maintain class action recovery program.
? Oversee external legal counsel, including hiring, assignment of cases/projects, directing activities,
and reviewing and approving legal billing.
? Manage various projects and deadlines.
? Offer counsel on a variety of legal issues as needed.
? Provide legal assistance with global joint ventures and/or global affiliates.
? Provide legal advice to internal clients.
? Ensure stated legal objectives are met.
? Research unique legal issues impacting the company as needed.
? Assist with issues related to employee's immigration status.
? Monitor and identify legislative changes that may affect the company and its affiliates.
? Monitor and identify changes in the law that may affect the company and its affiliates.
? Provide legal oversight to creation, revision, and interpretation of corporate policies and
? Assist EHS Department in identifying and monitoring compliance with applicable environmental,
health, and safety regulations, including OSHA, DOT, EPA, and state regulations.
? Assist Human Resources in employment matters as needed.
? Review advertising, marketing, media statements, and other public relations materials to ensure
? Provide training on a diverse range of topics, such as regulatory developments, compliance, and
substantive legal topics, to the company and its affiliates.
? Serve as a member of the 401(k) Investment Committee.
? Participate in the Global Legal & Compliance Conference or other meetings or conferences as
? Attend continuing education necessary to maintain law license and certifications.
TEAM RELATIONS SECTION
? Provide guidance on all labor and employee relations matters and activities.
? Provides prompt advice to management on the full range of labor and employee relations matters.
? Provide guidance on the union avoidance strategy to be used by the management team
to detect, prevent, and respond to union organizing activity.
? Review all internal investigations, including those related to performance, workplace violence,
discrimination and harassment, attendance, corrective actions, and or terminations.
? Provide guidance for both the Workplace Violence and Termination Committees.
? Keep abreast of all union activity and labor-related regulations and laws.
? Provide guidance and ideas to executive management on union avoidance initiatives.
? Maintain relationships with other automotive suppliers and share relevant information regarding
the industry, labor relations, and union activity.
? Provide relevant labor relations training for suppliers as needed.
? Provide guidance on Human Resources issues and programs including, but not limited to, staffing,
employee relations, benefits, policies, training, and performance management.
? Provide content and advice for labor relations training for all members of management.
? Create and facilitate regular training on compliance with company policies and procedures, including
sexual harassment and workplace violence.
? Participate in New Hire Orientation.
? Create and facilitate all Team Leader Leadership Training for all production Team Leaders.
? Ability to prepare written reports and correspondence and prepare and deliver presentations to
senior leadership as needed.
? Coordinate and participate in Presidents Roundtable with production Team Members.
? Prepare a yearly departmental budget.
? Oversee and implement corporate programs and directives as requested.
? Oversee and manage program development and implementation.
? Work with the management team to develop strategies designed to minimize turnover.
? Assist with partnering Human Resources efforts and Team Member's needs with the performance
goals of the organization.
? Maintains daily communication with direct reports to provide guidance and support.
? Recommends changes to current policies and procedures.
? Demonstrate ability to assess organizational and people issues.
? Communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
? Oversees, manages and directs all community and public relations matters, communications and
? Responsible for direct contact with the Chamber of Commerce as a liaison for the President and
? Represent the company as speaker for all public relations functions and activities, including media
relations, press relations, Team Member communications, and crisis communications.
? Represent the company in, with, or before business, community, and governmental activities,
groups, and functions.
? Responsible for managing the overtime hours of their staff.
? Comply with and promote safety in the workplace, to include attendance at safety meetings as well
as conduct safety meetings when necessary.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills,
and/or ability required and preferred for this position.)
Required Education & Experience:
? Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited institution.
? Licensed to practice law and a member in good standing of a state bar association.
? A minimum of seven years' relevant experience serving in an in-house legal role.
? Experience in labor and employment matters.
? Experience drafting or reviewing commercial contracts.
? Experience litigating and/or managing litigation.
? Experience in regulatory compliance.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
? Must possess broad-based working knowledge of labor and employment law, corporate law,
insurance law, and OSHA.
? Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally and to explain complex legal issues to all levels
? Detail-oriented and customer-focused.
? Willing to collaborate, share knowledge, respond quickly to urgent matters, and execute proactively.
? Ability to understand and embrace the company's core values, corporate goals, mission, and
Preferred Education & Experience:
? Licensed to practice law in Alabama and a member in good standing of the Alabama State Bar.
? Experience serving as in-house legal counsel in the automotive and/or manufacturing context.
? Experience litigating and/or managing the litigation of employment claims.
? Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) or similar compliance-related
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
? Licensed to practice law and a member in good standing of a state bar association.
- Experience level: Manager
- Minimum 8 years of experience
- Education: Doctorate (required)
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