Corporate Counsel - Commercial (Remote)
Company: GE Appliances, a Haier company
Posted on: January 16, 2022
This role serves as a key member of the Legal Department's
commercial legal team, focused on managing the contracting process
for and providing legal guidance to the Sales team selling to home
builders (single and multi-family) and property managers. This role
also provides support to other Sales teams and other members of the
While there are advantages to our Louisville, KY headquarters, the
location can be flexible based on candidates to include the
following locations; Atlanta, Tennessee, or Indiana.
What you will Do
The GE Appliances Corporate Counsel - Commercial will serve as a
key member of the commercial legal team, primarily supporting the
appliance Sales team selling to home builders (single and
multi-family) and property managers.
Review, draft and negotiate commercial agreements that drive
profitable sales while mitigating risk in accordance with internal
Manage contracting processes for the appliances Sales team,
including managing a large volume of construction contracts, and
related documents, for appliance sale, delivery and installation in
new construction and form agreements for appliance sales in the
Close sales by finalizing the contracting process and effectively
interfacing directly with external customers and internal
Effectively interface directly with internal clients, providing
timely legal advice, counsel and risk assessment
Assist with a wide variety of legal issues related to product
distribution, including managing dealer terminations and providing
counsel on marketing, advertising and pricing issues.
Integrate into builder channel Sales team, and participate in their
staff meetings, trade shows and other activities where the field
sales team is together in a single location (some travel
Create and present legal compliance training to large groups of
Sales team members.
Perform other duties as assigned by the General Counsel or
Assistant General Counsel - Commercial.
Qualifications & Requirements
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school with active bar
membership, in good standing, in any US state and ability to gain
admission to the Kentucky Bar as in house counsel.
5-8 years practicing law in a law firm or corporate legal
department, with focus on distribution law, commercial
transactions, general business law, commercial litigation or
Dynamic, positive, proactive, and creative thinker with effective
problem solving skills.
Demonstrated experience identifying and resolving legal issues
quickly and effectively.
Ability to manage multiple projects and heavy workload in fast-past
Strong judgment and ability to understand and balance
Outstanding interpersonal, analytical, diplomatic, communication
(oral and written) and computer skills.
Ability to influence others and to manage and enforce key
Willingness to respond to internal clients in multiple time zones
during and after regular business hours.
Experience with any of the following subject matters:
Commercial (UCC) litigation, especially in the construction
General liability insurance
UCC contract negotiation and drafting AIA form agreements
Credit and/or secured transactions
In house practice, especially supporting product distribution for a
major manufacturing company
GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment
decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion,
national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other
characteristics protected by law.
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