Emerson Group

Erstellungsdatum 28.01.2024

Senior Counsel with German

Job Description

Are you an emerging talent looking for an opportunity to learn new skills and grow? Join our hard-working, dedicated team of motivated professionals who share a collective passion for progress and excellence!

The Senior Counsel role will provide legal support to all businesses in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH) and work cooperatively with Emerson Law Department colleagues to ensure compliance with Emerson policies and applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

In this position, you will keep business unit(s) management and Law Department management fully advised of all significant developments concerning all material matters in a timely fashion;

In this role, Your Responsibilities Will Be:
  • May directly manage and otherwise lead a regional team of legal professionals, supporting their individual development, project management, and program execution;
  • Exercise good professional judgment, act with integrity, and get results at all times to protect and improve the image and reputation of Emerson and the Law Department
  • You will provide advice on a large spectrum of legal issues using independent analysis, including serving as a legal business partner for all assigned functional areas, such as human resources, sales, procurement, vendor management, manufacturing, quality, marketing, finance, product management, etc.
  • Support the Legal team in:
  1. Acting as liaison between business management and other practice groups within the Emerson Legal Function as well as outside counsel
  2. Reviewing, advising on, and negotiating various commercial agreements
  3. Supporting audits, self-assessments, and investigations
  4. Strategic projects in different areas (e.g. implementation of various legislation, applicable new directives and regulations)
  5. Manages and supports the post-acquisition legal integration process of newly acquired companies about all applicable legal areas

For This Role, You Will Need:
  • Law Degree from an accredited law school
  • 5-7 years of relevant work experience in a commercial and international field (in-house or private practice)
  • Licensed to practice law in Germany or a proven track record of 5 years + handling complex German law matters and interacting with a variety of German/Austrian/Swiss customers
  • Intermediate MS Office skills
  • Excellent oral and written English and German language skills, especially for drafting legal documents in both languages
  • Be oriented on finding solutions, be practical, with a strong eye for business, weighing and taking risks
  • Self-motivated and keen on getting involved in and exposed to all kinds of legal matters and business areas

Preferred Qualifications that Set You Apart:

Additional knowledge in regulatory and compliance areas is a plus

Comfortable working with senior management

Who you are:

You are the first to spot possible future policies, practices, and trends in the organization, with the competition, and in the marketplace. You consistently apply a business driver and marketplace focus when prioritizing actions. You adjust communication content and style to meet the needs of diverse collaborators. You model and encourage the expression of diverse ideas and opinions empowering your team. You serve as a strategic partner to build, grow, and maintain profitable and long-lasting relationships with key accounts.

Our Offer to You

We understand the importance of work-life balance and are dedicated to supporting our employees' personal and professional needs. From competitive benefits plans and comprehensive medical care to equitable opportunities for growth and development we strive to create a workplace that is supportive and rewarding.

Depending on location, our flexible work-from-home policy allows you to make the best of your time, by combining quiet home office days with collaborative experiences in the office so that you can personalize your work-life mix.

Moreover, our global volunteer employee resource groups will empower you to connect with peers who share the same interests, promote diversity and inclusion, and positively contribute to communities around us.

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