Vice President Legal

The Vice President, Legal Affairs North America will be responsible for providing strategic advice to  leadership on a variety of legal issues that will enable the Company to operate in an efficient manner by cost-effectively overseeing and leading all legal functions in North America, including customer and partnershipcontracts and negotiations, corporate governance, insurance policies and matters, employment law and other human resource matters, privacy, compliance, litigation, trade compliance, and finance . The VP Legal North America will execute strategies to assess and minimize risk across the organization and provide oversight in managing legal expenditures and forecasting and preparing the legal department budget.   Responsibilities Principal Duties & Responsibilities: This position has three direct reports and works closely with the HR Team, and with executives across Prysmian's North American business units in the United States and Canada.   Manage litigation, including labor and employment, products liability, commercial and warranty, asbestos and general matters   Manage environmental cases involving legacy and third party sites.   Manage corporate governance, finance and real estate matters.   Work closely with the Compliance team to investigate and respond to concerns and to drive a strong compliance culture. Provide in-house legal counsel on labor and employment related matters, including but not limited to: compliance with all relevant federal, state and local statutory and regulatory matters (e.g., Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, NLRA, FCRA, USERRA, Immigration, state workers' compensation and unemployment matters, etc.) potential employee disciplinary actions and reductions in force; drafting and revising policies and manuals   Provide traditional labor advice in connection with the Company's unionized facilities, including collective bargaining agreements, grievances, and arbitrations.      Lead the day-to-day operations of the legal department ensuring that daily matters and long-term projects are adequately prioritized while taking into account the need to balance risk mitigation with business continuance/development.   Oversee the activities encompassing North American legislative, regulatory, administrative and policy matters. Provide legal advice to leadership regarding legal spend.     Qualifications Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school licensed in one or more states and willing to obtain admission to the KY state bar within 6 months of employment   At least 10 years of experience representing business entities in either private practice or corporate environment 5 or more years of in-house corporate legal department experience, including experience managing a legal budget and forecast Comfortable in a matrix-based organization with the ability to lead and influence even without directly-assigned supervisorial duties. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information Entrepreneurial appreciation balanced by broad business and legal judgment; tolerance for ambiguity; decisive, ability to prioritize. Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and internal client and time management skills - must collaborate and coordinate across departments, business lines and functional support areas. Ability to manage up, down, and work well with peers; ability to push back without alienating others. Ability to deliver complex legal advice in a comprehensive and business-friendly manner Experience representing manufacturing companies preferred   Excellent negotiation and research skills   Experience representing employers in unionized environment preferred Experience with a Global Corporation headquartered outside of the US preferred 2019-1511
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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