Career Opportunities: Senior Counsel Business Development
Requisition ID27030-Posted03/18/2021-Legal and
Paralegal-Full Time Regular-United
States-Ohio-Akron, OH USA
Information about #27030 Senior Counsel Business
GOJO Industries, inventor of PURELL branded well-being
solutions, is the global leader in Healthy Skin and Healthy Places.
We use the best science available to create breakthroughs that
result in healthier people and environments.
Our 75-year success as a Family Enterprise is propelled by our
collaborative culture of Purpose-driven colleagues. We work in ways
that nourish our growth and build flourishing teams. We care about
each other, and embody the health and well-being we bring to the
The opportunities we have to make a difference in peoples lives
drive us. If this inspires you, please join us at GOJO.
Having experienced exponential growth over the last
year, our Legal team is adding a highly skilled Senior Counsel
position. This critical role willbuild deep partnerships with our
C-suite, providing expert advice on important topics such as
business growth & development, commercial transactions, investment
valuations and technology transfer.
This is a key, leadership role within the GOJO legal department,
who provides autonomous legal expertise, guidance and partnership
to GOJOs Supply Chain and Business Development work groups. The
Senior Counsel role uses critical thinking to help safeguard the
company and seize opportunities. Proactively partners with the
business to offer creative legal solutions to complex business
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Act as a lead legal advisor and business partner to assigned
functional work groups as well as provide legal counsel as a
subject-matter expert as appropriate to business units, project
teams and executive leadership.
Structures, negotiates, and leads strategic transactions including
technology transfers, IP transactions, capital investments, supply
chain related agreements and Mergers & Acquisitions.
Simultaneously coordinates all aspects of multiple strategic
Builds and maintains productive relationships with leaders of other
functional areas within and across the business areas to seek
alignment on objectives for the benefit of GOJO, including a
liaison to senior corporate officers
Support internal and external legal counsel in investigating,
managing and resolving conflicts and claims. Develops processes and
policies to help advance the companys business objectives and
promote an ethical and compliant workplace with high standards of
Interprets laws, rulings, and regulations for the company
Assesses and manages risk to safeguard company and advises
Leadership on risks and mitigation strategies
Coordinates with the Regulatory Affairs department on product
Protects and promotes the companys trademarks and intellectual
Participates in the development and implementation of strategy for
the legal team, including legal operations, presents legal training
and compliance programs
Substantial contact with customers, contractors, vendors, attorneys
and other third parties.
Coordinates and manages legal advice with outside counsel
Education and Experience
JD degree with excellent academic credentials from a top-tier
law school and license and in good standing to practice law in at
least one state.
Ten or more years of demonstrated legal experience in a large law
firm and/or in-house setting. In-house experience is preferred.
Ability to work closely with leadership and contribute to the
success of the business by providing practical legal and business
Significant experience providing legal advice on supply chain
issues and matters.
Demonstrated negotiation experience.
Strong communications skills; able to clearly and concisely express
technical information to non-technical colleagues.
Excellent writing, presentation and meeting facilitation
The ability to socialize ideas, provide recommendations and make
decisions in a fast-paced environment.
Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well
as work well in groups.
Flexibility to adjust and thrive in an environment with changing
requirements, schedules and priorities for multiple projects or
Overnight Travel - sporadic - required.
To apply for this position, please complete the online
application process. You will have an opportunity to include your
resume and a cover letter. GOJO is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a
disability. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the
Recruiters, Search Agencies or others referring candidates to
GOJO Industries, Inc. without written authorization from GOJO
Industries, Inc. Human Resources will not be compensated in any way
for their online referral even if GOJO Industries, Inc. hires the
candidate. GOJO does not seek or respond to unsolicited resumes for
positions that are not listed in the Careers section.