GKN Corporate Counsel in Auburn Hills, Michigan
Country: United States
Work Location: Auburn Hills
Advertising End Date: Not Specified
Job Type: Regular
About The Opportunity
What you’ll do
This role is focused on the provision of legal services to the Driveline Americas businesses, with a primary location based in GKN Driveline’s North American Automotive Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Close collaboration with the US senior leadership teams, commercial and finance teams is required.
Drafting, advising upon and negotiating commercial contracts and terms and conditions
Providing general legal advice and guidance on environmental, real property, customs, export compliance, employment matters and a range of other matters
Providing dispute resolution advice to the functions including strategy and tactics, with a view to providing the best possible outcome for GKN Driveline, ensuring that likely outcomes are understood by business and corporate centre management, managing dispute budgets and assisting in negotiating the settlement, with or without the aid of mediation, where possible
Conducting relevant internal investigations as required
Supporting the Group’s compliance programme including providing training and implementing compliance policies and procedures
Supporting the GKN Driveline legal team as required in relation to corporate and commercial issues, including assisting in the design and implementation of contracting procedures and processes, and risk management programmes, to assist the business in reducing their legal risk
Managing material claims and litigation using external counsel effectively to ensure (so far as possible) the most positive business outcomes.
Knowledge, Experience and Functional Requirements:
Afirst-class academic and legal background
Minimum1 year of relevant experience gained in a law firm or in House
Goodnegotiating skills with the ability to identify the main value and risk issues and to resolve them effectively in line with the business case;
The ability to provide clear and practical guidance offering innovative ideas and solutions and combining strategic acumen with the attention to detail and expertise that sets minds at rest.
The ability to communicate at all levels across a multi-national organisation, to build strong internal and external relationships and to establish oneself as a key member of the legal and commercial teams;
Capableof achieving ‘trusted adviser’ status with the senior leadership team
Self-starter with a flexible but robust approach focused on execution and delivery.
GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.
GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.
Diversity and Inclusion
As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.
A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.
GKN is an equal opportunity employer.
We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.