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Date: 12-May-2022

Location: US

Company: Purolator

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Working at Purolator International, Inc. is more than a job.  It's an opportunity to be part of a winning team and to contribute to the success of our growing company.  Purolator International is a subsidiary of Purolator Inc., Canada's largest integrated freight and parcel solutions company with over 50 years of delivering reliable, efficient and cost-effective shipping to, from and within Canada for more than 210 countries and territories worldwide.  We are the leading provider of cross-border logistics between the United States and Canada.  This is an exciting and evolving industry and we’re leading the change as we strive to deliver the future. Purolator International is rapidly expanding throughout the United States and seeking talented individuals to join our team.  Are you open to the possibilities?

 

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation. If you have questions, please feel free to ask during your interview.

 

Full Time: Mon-Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm
Reports to: Lead Commercial 
Location: Jericho NY (or surrounding NY Metro area) preferred; Remote available to the right candidate.

 

Overview

The primary function of the Legal Counsel is to review, negotiate and finalize commercial contractual work in relation to the Purolator International business. In addition to the primary function, Legal Counsel will provide analysis and counsel with an enterprise-wide view on the business to balance the enablement of business objectives and anticipation and guarding against legal risks.

 

Legal Job Functions:

 

Contracts (primary function of position):

  1. Support Sales with onboarding customers or retaining/growing existing business through drafting reviewing and negotiating agreements with customers as well as responding to legal provisions in RFPs
  2. Drafting and updating various commercial contracts with suppliers including carriers, brokers, consultants as well as licenses and commercial leasing arrangements
  3. Collaborating with the Legal Sales Contracts team in Canada in connection with updating standard form agreements and terms and conditions of service
  4. Requirement to assess, administer and close a high volume of contractual work to enable key Sales initiatives across the organization in a timely manner. 

 

Compliance: review and evaluate compliance issues 

  1. Interact with state and federal agencies to ensure corporate filings are in order
  2. Review bankruptcy filings from a creditor's rights perspective; monitor U.C.C. filings; maintain Copyright and Trademark filings and associated licensing agreements
  3. Maintain all federal, state and local business and regulatory licenses (i.e., initial registration and renewals)

                  - Provide legal support to 401K committee 

                  - Interact and liaise with Legal Department in Canada, attend regular meetings virtually 

                  - Monitor changes in the law and assess their impact on Purolator's business, draft policies and procedures to assist with compliance 

 

Managerial Functions: 

  1. Supervise paralegal’s day-to-day activities including reviewing work 
  2. Manage external legal counsel in the US
     

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of corporate and commercial law 
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and communication skills 
  • Ability to rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

 

Education and/ or Work Experience Requirements:

  • JD Degree from an accredited law school 
  • 3-5+ years of experience as an attorney and admitted into the state bar or qualify for in house counsel admission 
  • 3+ years of Corporate/Commercial contract negotiations experience gained in a large law firm or corporate legal department 
  • Familiarity with transportation/logistics, employment, anti-trust, foreign corrupt practices and privacy laws would be considered an asset as would international business experience

 

 

 

POSTING DETAILS

Posting Number: 52874   
Hours of Work: 37.5  
Job Code: 394  
Location: Open to various locations  
Reports to: Director of Customer Contracts   
Working Conditions: Office Environment  

 

Purolator International, Inc. provides a competitive benefits package to employees and their families, including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drugs (80%+ paid by Employer)
  • 401k with up to 6% Employer Company Match
  • Employer Funded Life Insurance
  • Annual Bonus Incentive Plan
  • Disability/Income Protection
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employer Funded Health Savings Account (H.S.A)
  • Paid Time Off (Total of 29 days)

Purolator International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other factors considered discriminatory. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

 

Purolator International, Inc. is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

 

Purolator International depends on our communities for public and business services that are critical to our success. We strive to always give back to the communities we belong to. A key component of the Purolator International’s culture is making valuable and charitable contributions as a company, regionally and as individuals. 

We recognize that our employees and their families are key stakeholders. We will only be successful as a business if we provide our employees with a safe and healthy workplace and if we have the right people in the right roles with the support they need to succeed. We hire for attitude and train for skills.  To learn more about us and our values, go to www.purolatorinternational.com.


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