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Corporate Counsel in Livonia, MI at Masco

Date Posted: 5/17/2019

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Job Description

Job Description

Masco Corporation's Legal Department has an opening for a Corporate Counsel who will be a business partner to one or more of Masco’s business units and who has experience across a broad range of commercial legal topics. The position will require a strategic approach to complex legal issues working with a cross-functional team in a high-paced environment. The position will report to Masco’s Assistant General Counsel – Director of Commercial Legal Affairs. The Masco Legal Department strives to be a trusted business partner with corporate management and the individual business units, providing proactive advice to support strategic initiatives and to compete more effectively while performing compliance and corporate governance responsibilities in a timely, cost-effective manner. We offer a diverse, team-oriented environment where excellence in performance and commitment is valued and rewarded.

Position Summary:

  • Act as the main legal business partner to one or more Masco business units
  • Draft and counsel on general commercial and contract matters, including terms and conditions of purchase and of sale; supply contracts; requests for quotes; purchase orders; quotations; vendor buying agreements; builder agreements; IT agreements; and other commercial contracts
  • Provide advice and counsel on matters relating to:
    • Warranties, advertising and consumer product claims
    • Social media and e-business
    • Legal requirements for the manufacture and sale of consumer products
    • Regulatory matters and applicable legislative developments
  • Prepare and present legal compliance/education/training programs
  • Manage third party disputes and negotiate their resolution
  • Coordinate with other cross-functional legal and business experts to identify, evaluate and address complex legal matters
  • Work with business unit executives to create, maintain and ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures

Essential Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate, including license to practice in at least one state
  • 10+ years of relevant legal experience at an in-house law department and/or outside law firm
  • Practical, business-oriented approach to problem solving, complemented by an appreciation of legal complexity and risk
  • Work with the highest level of ethics and integrity
  • Espouse our values of customer focus, respect for the individual, continuous improvement, and drive for results
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a significant workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills, and experience interacting with senior management
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic setting
  • Ability to travel 10-20% of the time to domestic subsidiaries

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • At least six years of experience as a corporate in-house counsel with a consumer products company
  • Experience in the areas of real estate, personal property and related transactional matters
  • Experience with supervision of legal department personnel and outside counsel and budgets

Masco is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a culture that supports our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Company

Masco Corporation

Full or Part Time

Full time

Masco Corporation (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

Masco Corporation is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.


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