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Corporate Counsel

Company: Johnson Outdoors Inc
Location: Racine
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page:At Johnson Outdoors, home to some of the world's most innovative and best-known outdoor recreation brands, we create amazing outdoor experiences - for adventurers, by adventurers.This position is working in the office, located at our beautiful Headquarters along Lake Michigan in downtown Racine: 555 Main Street, Racine, WI.About the Role:High energy and motivated individual to provide legal counsel and advice to four diverse business units with global operations and functions on moderately complex to complex legal matters such as commercial matters (licensing agreements, distributor agreements, dealer relations, supply agreements), product safety and quality matters, marketing, and advertising, including legal research and analysis on the same. Also responsible for compliance training and monitoring across the global organization, including policy drafting and implementation on a wide spectrum of legal and regulatory matters.What you will be doing:

  • Develops strong partnerships with all business units and functions across the organization on routine legal matters providing effective legal support in time effective and efficient manner.
  • Provides legal counsel and performs analysis and research across the organization on various issues, policies, and procedures. Collaborates with outside legal counsel and supervises the work performed.
  • 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.
  • Identifies and prioritizes key risks for the organization in compliance areas across business units and functions. Partners across the organization to implement appropriate policies and training; collaborates with internal audit to implement appropriate monitoring in partnership with external legal counsel for international businesses; supports the risk committee; conducts internal investigations as necessary; and provides regular reports to executive management
  • Assists in ensuring the organization maintains ongoing regulatory compliance with applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Contributes to the legal team's ongoing efforts to create, improve, and operationalize internal processes, best practices, and commercial templates, and assists in various administrative tasks related to the Legal Department as assigned.
  • Performs other legal 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.
    • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of experience as a practicing attorney. Prior experience providing corporate legal counsel within a manufacturing or corporate environment and strong private practice experience at a regional or national level law firm is highly desirable.
    • 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.
    • Strong critical thinking and ability to develop effective solutions based on appropriate standards and business needs.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with all levels of employees, management, executives, external stakeholders. Ability to successfully mediate difficult and controversial issues, organizational policies, and procedures in the context of applicable laws and regulations. Excellent writing skills with demonstrated proficiency in drafting legal reports, documents, agreements, and policies.
    • 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.A few pointers about our culture:
      • Entrepreneurial spirit and innovation are in our bones! We authentically innovate trusted equipment that gets people out there.
      • We are laser-focused on our consumers, and passionate about inspiring people to actively engage with the amazing awe of the outdoors again and again.
      • We strive to create meaningful, healthy change in the world as individuals and as a family of brands.
      • We value diversity and team members who are willing to wear mulitple 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 for help, to assist others and work together. -What you will receive:
        • Share in the company's success - Competitive base salary, with additional earning potential through participation in the annual discretionary cash profit sharing program, eligibility for annual pay increases, and employee stock purchase plans.
        • Find your work/life balance with generous paid time off and holiday benefits, health insurance and wellness plans.
        • Further your career with training opportunities including our tuition assistance program.
        • Plan for your future with our 401k with company match and deferred retirement contributions, Sons & Daughters Scholarship 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 $743 million global enterprise with around 1,400 employees across 20 countries.Equal 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)

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