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Associate General Counsel - Transactions, Clean Energy Solutions

PRECO Electronics

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Job Description

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Job Overview:

Job Posting End Date:

2022-08-03-07:00

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Our Clean Energy Solutions business represents a significant area of growth and opportunity for the company. Clean Energy Solutions product offerings include high-voltage contactors, inverters, battery management systems, energy storage systems, and electrical sensing. This business unit focuses largely on the commercial and industrial energy storage end-markets. Clean Energy Solutions serves a broad range of industrial, transportation, and stationary energy storage end-markets with applications such as e-bikes, charging infrastructure, battery-energy storage, and renewable energy applications. We're looking for a self-starter with significant contracts experience to lead in this business for the legal team.

The Associate General Counsel, Transactions, exemplifies outstanding leadership ability and acts as a trusted legal advisor to the company’s businesses on complex product and technology transactional matters, including those related to the sale of Clean Energy products and cloud-based software services (e.g., SaaS). Leads projects and cross-functional teams, with transactions having high value impact and visibility across the company. Drafts, reviews, and negotiates significant contracts and prepares high quality legal documents to protect the best interests of the company. Reporting to the Vice President, Legal, Global Contracts, this seasoned attorney works as part of a high-performing global transactions legal team to collaborate on and solidify new contracting processes and improvements with an eye toward quality, efficiency, and a high level of customer service (internal and external).

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General Responsibilities


• Advises on a variety of legal matters, including coordinating with external counsel
• Analyze and summarize complicated legal documents, including contracts, and suggesting modifications to those documents
• Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for the company
• Oversees company compliance with rules and regulations
• Advises legal data and organization on appropriate legal action to be taken
• Researches laws, anticipates and guards company against legal risks
• Prepare legal documents, policies and contracts, accurately and in a timely manner
• Participate in company audits to ensure full compliance to all local, state and federal laws
• Develop internal and external messages related to disputes, legal issues and media inquiries
• Perform due diligence in legal matters concerning contracts, agreements, and mergers and acquisitions
• Stay informed about current legislation, especially concerning legal specialties
• Represent organization in legal proceedings• Directs internal and external counsel performing litigation on the company’s behalf.

Experience / Qualifications


• Licensed attorney with a minimum of 10-12 years in-house Clean Energy transactions experience, including hardware, technology, and software contracts
• Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands
• Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation
• Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results
• Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity
• Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards
• Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
• Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers

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• Acts as legal advisor and leader on a variety of complex contractual matters, including coordinating with internal stakeholders and business partners to set the strategy and achieve business results

• Counsel to the company’s Clean Energy Solutions business, which is involved in the manufacturing and sale of industrial batteries, battery management systems, power inverters/converters, sensors, switches and other components in the renewable energy space (including software-as-a-service), and may involve counseling newly acquired businesses

• Analyzes and summarizes complicated legal documents, including contracts, and making modifications to those documents that are in the company’s best interest

• Produces high quality transactional legal documents, accurately and in a timely manner

• Collaborates with the company’s attorneys located internationally to ensure consistency in contract terms for businesses acquired through acquisition

• Reviews non-standard terms and conditions, including identification and resolution of unusual liability, intellectual property, and indemnification terms in complex product, technology and software transactions

Experience / Qualifications

• Must be a collaborative team player, well organized, and able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands

• Must have experience in complex transactions involving the sale of products, technology and software in the Clean Energy space, IP transactions, inbound and outbound software licensing, SaaS agreements, and collaboration and development agreements (government contracts experience is a “plus” but not required)

• Strong leadership skills, executive presence, communication skills, and interpersonal skills

• Highly productive, positive attitude, with strong organizational, planning, and time management skills

• Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

• Holds self and team accountable to achieving goals and results

• Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

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