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Senior Managing Counsel – North America Litigation and Supply Chain

Company: CNH Industrial
Location: Racine
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Managing Counsel – North America Litigation and Supply Chain ID 2020-15475

Category Legal

Position Type Full-time

Overview Through its people and brands, CNH Industrial delivers power, technology and innovation to farmers, builders and drivers all around the world. Each of its brands, including Case IH, New Holland Agriculture, Case and New Holland Construction, FPT Industrial, Capital, and Parts & Service, is a major international force in its specific sector.

Reporting to the Head of Legal - North America, the Senior Managing Counsel leads the work of the North America Litigation and Supply Chain function. The Senior Manager and team are responsible for partnering with internal clients to provide informed legal advice on matters within recognized area(s) of expertise and responsibility to preserve and protect the rights and interests of the company. This role also manages outside counsel in product liability, toxic tort, commercial, I.P., dealer and other litigation; and counsels on, negotiates and drafts supply agreements. This role also provides guidance and training on global matters relating to construction, product reporting, product safety and warnings.

Responsibilities Essential Functions:

Product Liability and Commercial Litigation (30%): Manages own docket of complex commercial, I.P. and catastrophic injury litigation. Coordinates additional litigation matters managed by other lawyers on the team. Directs and develops strategy with outside legal counsel during all phases of high-level, complex litigation; advises on product-related compliance and potential risk; develops and guides strategy in conjunction with client business needs.

Purchasing/Supply Chain (30%) : Advises, counsels, and/or assists internal Purchasing clients in drafting and reviewing supply agreements for direct and indirect purchasing; promptly answers their legal questions, provides feedback and advice, and negotiates agreements as requested.

Counseling Business (20%): Counsels internal clients on resolving customer, supplier and commercial disputes and on product compliance, warnings and processes; provides advice and training on same. Coordinates with global counterparts in construction and product safety. Advises on affirmative recovery opportunities and manages litigation for same where appropriate.

Manages team of Legal Professionals (20%): Leads experienced, well-functioning team of lawyers and paralegals in multiple locations. Manages team assignments, professional development and annual reviews. Develops policies and practices for Legal team; negotiates AFAs and selection of outside counsel.

Qualifications Requirements:

J.D. Degree and a current member of the appropriate State Bar or ability to register as in-house counsel.

Minimum 15 years related Legal experience with direct experience advising in-house business clients, independently managing all aspects of litigation with outside counsel, and managing legal professionals

The preferred candidate will have:

Strong foundation of experience in areas of the law applicable to Company operations. Focus, experience and emphasis in product liability, toxic tort litigation, supply chain matters are essential.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to provide timely, practical answers to questions from business clients and inspire confidence and good judgment.

Must have ability to provide legal advice within business context and understand business impact of legal matters

Team leader with excellent emotional intelligence and communication skills; skilled in motivating and connecting with geographically dispersed team and internal clients.

Extensive amount of independent thinking and clear strategic analysis is required.

Regular and consistent attendance and ability/willingness to respond to clients and counsel beyond regular business hours. Some travel within North America to plants and other facilities may be required.

EEO CNH Industrial is an equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Applicants can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster and its supplement here .

If you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 1-800-889-4422 option 1 and then option 5, or contact us at narecruitingmailbox@cnhind.com.

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Keywords: CNH Industrial, Racine , Senior Managing Counsel – North America Litigation and Supply Chain, Other , Racine, Wisconsin

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