General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Wencor   •  

Peachtree City, GA

11 - 15 years

Posted 239 days ago

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The successful candidate should be highly accomplished in their legal profession with general industrial business knowledge.  He/She must have experience working collaboratively in a global environment and serving on business leadership teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a member of the executive leadership team and an active contributor to determine the direction of the company.
  • Directs and manages all company legal functions worldwide.
  • Champions the importance of legal, regulatory, and ethical practices company-wide.
  • Updates and maintains legal registrations in all jurisdictions, including foreign.
  • Ensures that all company policies and processes comply with local law.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge on legislation to keep current with the aerospace industry.
  • Advises executives, managers, and employees on legal issues.
  • Develops and makes presentations on legal compliance and ethics.
  • Negotiates, drafts, and reviews large contracts.
  • Assists with the management and negotiation of M&A activity.
  • Required to travel up to 50% of time.
  • Other duties as necessary or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to execute on multiple projects in the same time period
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Strong leadership presence with the ability to act ethical and professionally regardless of the situation
  • Must have the ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Must have an understanding of the global environment and how to work cross-culturally. 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor with 10+ years of experience as an attorney, 5 of which managing a corporate legal department in an industrial business to business setting. 
  • Must have M&A experience. 
  • FAA and Aerospace experience is desired.