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Novi, United States of America
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

This position will provide legal support to HARMAN’s procurement, supply chain and operations business teams on a variety of complex matters.

Your Team

This position will report to HARMAN’s Director, Legal Procurement and has no direct reports.  This position will manage outside counsel in connection with certain work.

What You Will Do

  • Provide general legal advice to HARMAN’s procurement and supply chain functions across its direct material, outsourcing, software, license and indirect supply teams

  • Draft, review and negotiate supply agreements, service agreements, statements of work, confidentiality agreements, logistics agreements, warehouse agreements, engineering service agreements, software-as-a-service agreements (SAAS), consulting agreements, manufacturing agreements, outsourcing agreements, data privacy/protection agreements, and license agreements

  • Manage litigation matters arising out of procurement and operations activities, including contract disputes, indemnification claims, product liability claims, and compliance matters

  • Support supply chain compliance programs related to FCPA, U.S. export controls, human rights, etc.

  • Assist with the design and implementation of legal process improvements, including contract standardization/automation initiatives.

  • Prepare and conduct trainings for managers and employees on relevant legal topics

  • Demonstrate the following HARMAN competencies:

    • Leadership: Demonstrate character, clarity, courage and commitment to high-performance

      • Build environment of trust, high performance and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to feedback, development and recognition

    • Collaboration:  Connect, engage and communicate with others

      • Encourage open expression of ideas; communicate effectively at all levels and build strong relationships

    • Judgment: Make sound decisions

      • Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions

    • Results-Driven: Deliver extraordinary results

      • Take initiative to achieve superior, quality results against internal or external standards of excellence

What You Need

  • Minimum 7 to 10 years of related experience, ideally in a combination of well-regarded law firm and corporate settings, including relevant automotive industry experience

  • Law degree from a reputable law school in the United States

  • Must be licensed to practice in in any jurisdiction within the United States and a member of a state bar in good standing

  • Solid experience independently drafting, negotiating and interpreting commercial contracts 

  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written), with the ability to liaise with all areas of the business

  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and respond promptly to shifting priorities

What is Nice to Have

  • Global experience

  • Significant data privacy experience

  • Experience counseling internal and/or external clients on relevant regulatory matters, including antitrust, privacy and environmental and material compliance

  • Foreign language skills

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel occasionally, domestic and international travel

  • This role is eligible to work remotely full-time with occasional trips into the office location Novi, Michigan required (this could be on 24-hour notice).

  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Flexible work environment, allowing for full-time remote work globally for positions that can be performed outside a HARMAN or customer location

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class Harman and Samsung products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG, etc.)

  • Extensive training opportunities through our own HARMAN University

  • Competitive wellness benefits

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Access to HARMAN Campus Fitness Center and Cafeteria

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development

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HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.