Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Polaris Industries
The counsel will be a member of the Polaris Legal Staff, supporting its Transamerican Auto Parts subsidiary in California, responsible for handling or assisting with all legal matters affecting TAPs operations. The counsel will be responsible for, among other matters, (i) managing TAPs portfolio of real property and leases, (ii) drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements with TAPs suppliers, customers, and third-party vendors, (iii) managing TAPs litigation and claims; and (iv) advising on various legal matters as the arise, including, but not limited to, labor and employment matters, intellectual property matters, and product and trade compliance and regulatory matters. In addition, counsel will provide legal assistance to other Polaris business units, as needed, in connection with commercial contracting, marketing, dealer relations, and other matters.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Advising the TAP team on legal issues that arise in connection with the operation of a vertically-integrated auto parts business with worldwide retail, distribution, and manufacturing operations
Managing all TAP real estate matters ( eg, leasing, renewals, permitting, lease administration, etc.)
Negotiating, reviewing, and drafting the TAPs material commercial contracts
Assisting the Polaris Litigation team with the management of TAPs litigation and claims
Driving TAP compliance with applicable regulations across the US and Canada ( eg, EPA/ARB enforced regulations; OSHA enforced regulations; NHTSA enforced regulations, including TREAD Act and FMVSS, etc.; CBP and Commerce enforced import/export regulations)
Assisting with the development and implementation of TAPs employment policies and practices and advising on compliance with applicable state and federal labor laws
Assisting with the management of TAPs intellectual property portfolio and various intellectual property related matters as they arise
Aligning the TAP legal function with the legal function of TAPs parent entity, Polaris Inc., and executing the corporate objectives of Polaris Inc.s Legal Department
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
7+ years experience, either working at a law firm or in-house, with preference given to candidates with substantive in-house experience
Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
Admitted to practice, or the ability to be admitted to practice law, in California
Significant e xperience negotiating leases and real property transactions
Strong knowledge in commercial contracting laws and practices
Experience practicing in the areas of consumer protection, labor and employment and/or litigation
Experience in the areas of product liability, warranty and/or commercial litigation
Creative, innovative, professional, customer-focused, fast learner and self-starter with strong business acumen.
Ability and desire to actively collaborate with and contribute to the efforts of legal peer team.
Motivated, proactive and confident with a strong drive and will to perform, while also being flexible to handle both large, small, and unexpected projects with enthusiasm.
Must be able to take ownership of projects and responsibilities in a fast-paced and ever-changing business environment.
Strong organizational skills, detail oriented and accurate with ability to establish plans, manage a large and varied workload of assignments with conflicting priorities, follow up, and complete work by deadlines.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, analytical skills, client relationship skills, and ability to interact with engineers, lawyers, and executives at all levels, both inside and outside the organization.
High emotional intelligence that shows reflects strength and maturity