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Associate General Counsel

Company: Johnson Outdoors Mrn Elctrncs
Location: Racine
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

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555 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403, USA
555 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403, USA
Located at our beautiful Headquarters along Lake Michigan in downtown Racine.A few pointers about our culture:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and innovation are in our bones! We authentically innovate trusted equipment that gets people out in the great outdoors.
  • We are laser-focused on our consumers, and passionate about providing superior solutions flexible to meet any event's needs or mission requirements.
  • We strive to create meaningful, healthy change in the world as individuals and as a family of brands.
  • We value team members who are willing to wear many hats; who take personal initiative, anticipating what needs to be done, and figuring things out to make them happen; but who are also willing to ask help, to assist others and work together.
    About the Role:Assists the Vice President, General Counsel with providing strategic direction and leadership over the global legal and compliance program. Provides and directs the delivery of best-in-class legal advice/counsel to senior management, leaders and other teams which includes but is not limited to corporate, legal and regulatory issues and risk areas, such as anti-corruption, conflicts of interest, business partner relationships, commercial matters (licensing agreements, distributor agreements, dealer relations, supply agreements), product safety/quality matters, marketing/advertising, contracting, social accountability and human rights, inclusion, and sustainability across the organization, trade and sanctions compliance and other legal or regulatory management strategies.

    What you will be doing:
    • Provides legal oversight and serves as a legal advisor for legal matters affecting Johnson Outdoors including but not limited to regulatory compliance, corporate governance, customer privacy, intellectual property, operations, financial and administrative activities and all major business transactions (acquisitions, divestitures, licensing, technology transfers/collaborations and joint ventures).
    • Partners globally with business unit and functional leadership/staff such as finance, human resources, research and development, engineering, etc. on a variety of legal matters. Acts as the key legal representative on several organizational cross-functional subcommittees and working groups.
    • Directs and oversees outside counsel and acts as a liaison between outside counsel and internal teams to ensure alignment with compliance and organizational policies and practices.
    • Performs advanced analysis, and develops as well as implements company policies and procedures, including training, and ensures periodic monitoring.
    • Writes reports, opinions, correspondence and other legal documents related to processes, policies, procedures, and contracting. Analyzes and researches statutes, regulations and legal issues to ensure required regulatory and legal requirements are followed.
    • Assists in directing system-wide corporate governance processes to guide the business on how it is operated, regulated and controlled. Ensures adherence to ethical standards, best practices and protects stakeholders' interests. Develops and communicates policies and procedures for the organization's standards of legal and ethical conduct.
    • Collaborates with internal audit to implement appropriate compliance and regulatory monitoring in partnership with external legal counsel for international businesses. Oversees, identifies and prioritizes key risks for the organization across the globe. Supports the risk committee, conducts internal investigations and provides regular reports to senior management.
    • Perform pre-litigation work to minimize risks and maximize legal rights. Manages outside counsel to represent the organization in important litigation cases, including preparing or reviewing the preparation of briefs and other court documents.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
      What you need to succeed:
      • Juris doctor awarded by a national law school accredited by the American Bar Association; legal journal/law review experience a plus; licensed to practice in Wisconsin or eligible to waive in.
      • Typically requires a minimum of 10 years of experience which includes functioning as a practicing attorney at a regional or national level law firm, providing in-house corporate counsel, and overseeing legal affairs in a manufacturing or financial services environment.
      • Demonstrated solid understanding of and ability to understand strategic objectives, financial performance and operations and effectively incorporate into legal planning.
      • Proven skills in effectively managing outside counsel to protect the organization and minimize risk.
      • Knowledge and experience in managing an organization's compliance, regulatory and corporate governance programs, processes and policies.
      • Knowledge and experience in transactional law, specifically related to business development, M&A, licensing and contracted services.
      • Excellent business and financial acumen to understand the business effect of decisions made. Excellent skills and abilities in grasping legal and business issues quickly to balance risks and practice practical and constructive legal advice in a time-sensitive, dynamic environment.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively provide legal counsel to senior management and internal teams and manage external legal counsel. Ability to successfully mediate difficult and controversial issues, organizational policies and procedures in the context of applicable laws and regulations.
      • Demonstrated strong and effective leadership skills
      • Experienced and comfortable working in a cross-cultural environment.
      • Proficient at analyzing laws, regulations, standards, governing documents, contracts, risk management issues and matters to advise the organization on legal risk.
      • Skilled at performing legal research, drafting and editing various legal documents and advising an organization to ensure appropriate legal processes are followed.
      • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.What you will receive:
        • Share in the company's success with competitive base salary with additional earning potential through participation in the annual management bonus program, eligibility for annual pay increases, and employee stock purchase plans.
        • Find work/life balance with generous Paid Time Off and holiday benefits, a full benefits package, and broad range of employee support and fitness and wellness plans.
        • Further your career with performance development and training opportunities, including our tuition assistance program.
        • Have fun at work, enjoying a collaborative and casual work environment, participating in fun company events, and taking advantage of great employee discounts on all our outdoor recreational products.
        • Plan for your future with our 401(k) with company match and deferred retirement contributions, Sons & Daughters Scholarship program, college savings program, life and LTD insurance, employee stock purchase plan, and more.
          All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Johnson Outdoors (and all subsidiaries) without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. Johnson Outdoors is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact Human Resources at HRSpecialAccommodations@johnsonoutdoors.com to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
          About Us:
          JOHNSON OUTDOORS is a leading global innovator of outdoor recreation equipment and technologies that inspire more people to experience the awe of the great outdoors. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft Recreation, Fishing, Diving and Camping. Johnson Outdoors' iconic brands include: Old Town - canoes and kayaks; Ocean Kayak---; Carlisle - paddles; Minn Kota - fishing motors, batteries and anchors; Cannon - downriggers; Humminbird - marine electronics and charts; SCUBAPRO - dive equipment; Jetboil - outdoor cooking systems; and Eureka! -camping and hiking equipment. Founded in 1970 by Samuel C. Johnson, the Company has delivered double-digit compound annual growth over its history, evolving from a single brand into a nearly $600 million global enterprise with around 1,200 employees across 20 countries.QualificationsSkillsBehaviors: Motivations:EducationExperienceLicenses & CertificationsEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Your full LinkedIn profile
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