Legal Counsel III

Location: 

Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States

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Job Summary 

Responsible for general legal affairs of assigned business unit(s).  Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within the practice of general corporate and commercial law, as well as general familiarity with related fields, including employment, real estate, intellectual property, litigation/dispute resolution, anti-trust, government contracts, import/export, anti-corruption, and international law.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Analytical problem solver who works closely with business units’ senior managers to implement strategic initiatives and minimize legal risks. An extensive degree of professional creativity, discretion, and latitude is required.

 

 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Responsible for general legal affairs of business units within the assigned business unit(s). Among other duties:
    • Handles general commercial legal matters, including negotiation of non-standard agreements and assistance in preparation of proposals, standard practices for domestic and foreign sales, purchases, distribution and sales representation, supply arrangements, real estate purchases, sales or leases, and related matters; support development of consistent standard forms as needed
    • Assists and coordinates with other members of Legal Department on specialty legal matters, such as employment/labor, environmental,  compliance, and litigation/dispute resolution, and takes lead responsibility on selected matters based on discussion with other members of the Legal Department, especially when situation involves on-going involvement in commercial affairs of business
    • Coordinates overall intellectual property strategy with business unit senior managers and manages individual intellectual property matters with SPX-designated outside counsel for the business units
    • Partners with outside counsel on various matters involving assigned business unit(s), including litigation/dispute resolution, real estate, acquisitions & divestitures, and other areas as needed
  • Develops knowledge of strategy, plans, and issues of each assigned business unit
  • Provides legal counsel to managers of assigned business units on wide range of topics and issues
  • Plays key role in ensuring assigned business unit(s) comply with laws and regulations; stays abreast of laws and regulations through professional reading, electronic professional websites, continuing legal education and internal counsel.  Supports development and use of the Legal Department’s Centers of Legal Excellence by all members of the Department
  • Assists in coordinating various business unit functions with corporate counterparts (e.g. human resources, environmental, health & safety, accounting, risk management, tax, and business operations excellence) to assure complete and timely communications, especially on significant transactions or on new policies
  • Under the SPX Compliance and Ethics Program serves as Compliance Manager for assigned business unit(s) and works with Sr. Manager of Compliance and Business Unit Presidents to implement the Compliance and Ethics Program
  • Provides on-going support and education to assigned business units on compliance with SPX Code of Conduct and Corporate policies through, education, counseling, training and reminders on other compliance initiatives
  • Maintains high standards of ethics and integrity
  • All other duties as assigned

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

 

  • Is experienced in general corporate and commercial law
  • Has excellent communication and global thinking skills
  • Is capable of initiating and navigating change
  • Is able to work in a team-oriented environment that is fast paced and demanding
  • Is self-directed and has excellent initiative and organizational skills
  • Exhibits a strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive and energy
  • Works well under stress with the ability to deliver on time
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Is experienced with various computer systems used by the Legal Department, including:
    • Microsoft Office
    • Outlook e-mail and calendar system
    • SharePoint
    • Legal Tracker
    • Kewill Tracker Blu Jay/ GAN Integrity
    • CT Advantage
    • and others as appropriate
  • Is experienced in domestic and international travel

 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

Required Education / Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in a related position in a corporate environment and/or major law firm
  • Bachelor Degree and Juris Doctorate Degree or equivalent
  • Licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction in which the position is based

 

 

COMPETENCIES

 

Required Competencies

  • Develop Self
  • Operational Excellence
  • Customer Centric
  • Engage People
  • Strategic Mindset

 

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ABOUT SPX

SPX Corporation is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.

SPX TOTAL REWARDS

At SPX Corporation, what’s in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits.  Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees’ personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. SPX Corporation’s benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.

OUR VALUES

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

At SPX, our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.

WORKING AT SPX

Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.