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Robert Half Director - Legal, Manufacturing & Procurement in Newark, Delaware


Our client, an alternative energy company, is looking for a Director - Legal, Manufacturing & Procurement to join their team in Newark, DE.

This individual should be a dynamic professional who is looking for a rewarding future in one of today's most exciting technologies. In this Director-level position, you will serve as a primary attorney for key technology engineering, procurement & supply chain, and manufacturing teams and partner with these teams to develop, procure, manufacture and deploy technogies worldwide. The person serving in this role will: (i) structure, draft, and negotiate agreements; and (ii) counsel internal business clients on matters and issues across the manufacturing and procurement & supply chain spectrum, including joint-development and other technology-focused matters. Additional responsibilities of this position include formulation and implementation of process-oriented improvements, administration and resolution of legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, and handling of pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries.

Role and Responsibilities:

• Provide legal advice to Procurement & Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Engineering teams on joint development agreements, manufacturing agreements, strategic sourcing and supply agreements, indirect sourcing, and logistics agreements.

• Support product managers and technical teams with legal advice during product design and development on issues related to procurement & supply chain coordination.

• Lead agreement-making process and develop and maintain ongoing relationships with external manufacturing and supply chain vendors, including directly negotiating with partners and suppliers.

• Draft and maintain forms/templates for a variety of procurement & supply chain agreements including detailed negotiation position documents.

• Develop processes and procedures for direct and indirect procurement.

• Provide training to internal customers on a variety of legal issues.

• Manage supply-side legal operations and processes, including: (i) template agreements, playbooks, and back-off positions, (ii) supply-contract database, and (iii) contract activity monitoring and metrics.

• Provide strategic and practical legal advice and subject matter expertise on a range of relevant supply-side legal, regulatory, and operational matters, including:

• Security of supply

• Supplier risk management on corruption and anti-bribery matters

• Information security and data privacy

• Corporate social responsibility

• Procurement policies and procedures for both direct and indirect procurement

• Conflict Minerals, trade compliance, and related regulatory matters.

Skills and Experience:

• Degree in Law (JD / LLB) from an accredited law school.

• Member in good standing of at least one state or provincial bar association.

• 10 or more years of legal experience as a commercial transactions attorney (with at least four years at a law firm); in-house experience in a technology company is a plus.

• Global procurement and manufacturing experience.

• Intellectual property background and licensing experience is a plus.

• Patent licensing experience is a plus.

• International experience is a plus

Requirements - Strong communication and social skills and able to receive criticism well

  • Great attention to detail

  • Licensed attorney with 10+ years of experience

  • Stellar academic credentials and references

  • Desire to thrive in a high-paced environment, requiring exceptional organizational skills, juggling client matters, and adhering to strict deadlines

  • Must possess analytical, legal research and writing skills

  • Global Procurement experience required

  • Licensed Attorney experience desired

  • Proficiency in Global Supply Chain

  • Supply Chain Logistics experience preferred

Self-starters will find this to be a great opportunity to grow their legal careers. This opportunity comes with a competitive base salary, bonus potential and benefits package. We're calling all candidates who love working in a strong team-oriented environment. Anyone who wants to get their career moving in the right direction should contact us today!


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