20 days old

Senior Legal Contract Manager

Johnson Controls, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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At Johnson Controls, were shaping the future to create a world thats safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are passionate about improving the way the world lives, works and plays. The future requires bold ideas, an entrepreneurial mind-set and collaboration across boundaries. You need a career focused on tomorrow. Tomorrow needs you.

What you will do:

The Building Technologies & Solutions (BT&S) Global Products businesses are global leaders in the development, manufacture and sale of wide range of building technologies and solutions, including building management systems, access, video and intrusion security systems, fire detection and suppression systems, air systems, refrigeration and HVAC controls and equipment. These businesses report directly to the President of BT&S Global Products and are measured and responsible for market-share gains, profitable growth, a competitive product portfolio for the global markets, return on invested capital and overall product quality and delivery.

The Senior Legal Contracts Manager, BT&S Global Products will work in close collaboration with the BT&S Global Products legal team to support the delivery of legal services to internal clients across the globe. Under minimal supervision, this position will assist and support the negotiation and drafting of various agreements, including licensing and technology development contracts, and manage program management activities for functional programs.

The Senior Legal Contracts Manager must be forward-looking with a can do orientation and willing to develop a deep understanding of the businesses they support. They must demonstrate innovative thinking, work independently and proactively, and function as a trusted advisor to the attorneys they support.

How you will do it:

  • Assist and support the review, drafting and negotiations of various types of sales, licensing, distribution and sourcing contracts in accordance with the company's policies.

  • Manage the contract review workflow tools.

  • Provide support to counsel on litigation and pre-litigation matters.

  • Participate in product development process and ensures product readiness checklists are complete.

  • Take the lead in updating forms, development of tools, playbooks and processes, as well as conducting and coordinating training.

  • Provide support to counsel and business unit personnel as needed (e.g., transactional; due diligence; audits).

  • Prepare and organize documents for and assist in closing corporate/commercial transactions.

  • Manage large-scale Legal Department projects for Global Products Legal Department regionally and globally.

  • Thorough knowledge of company policies, practices and organization.

  • Performs research, analyze for decision-making and present synopsis.

  • Assists in management of outside counsel and internal reporting.

What we look for:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as certified paralegal with law firm, agency or corporate law department or a juris doctorate degree with (2)+ years of experience in commercial transactions

  • Familiar with transactional and corporate legal work with preference for candidates demonstrating and expertise in technology, product development agreements, software or other intellectual property licensing and other complex commercial transactions.

  • Prior in-house experienceorexperience supporting international operations advantageous, but not required.

  • Process-driven, detail oriented, self-motivated and analytical.

  • Effective oral and written communication and organization skills.

  • Self-starter with good problem solving skills and a client service focus.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of products, with specific experience in Power Point, Excel and database creation and maintenance.

Posted: 2019-04-29 Expires: 2019-05-28
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