Director, Legal Counsel - 30608BR - EN in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 5/18/2018

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    Kalamazoo, MI
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Job Description

The Director, Legal Counsel serves as a commercially focused, strategic legal resource for one or more business units of the Instruments Division. Works closely with business and functional units on a broad range of matters, including legal and compliance issues consistent with laws, regulations, and Stryker policies. Serves as a member of the business unit(s) leadership team and is responsible for advising leadership of the business unit(s). Responsibilities include:
  • Contributing to solutions to complex problems which could have a significant impact on the company
  • Prioritizing multiple issues and coordinating with large project groups to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Providing legal advice related to significant issues and making decisions related to legal matters that could have a large financial impact on the company including in litigation, intellectual property, compliance with laws, investigations, contracting, government relations, sales agreements, tender agreements, company secretarial issues, tax matters, and supply or vendor relationships;
  • Responsible for a significant number of issues, prioritizing, and delivering timely results
  • Decisions affecting all areas of the organization including regulatory, finance, human resources, operations, supply chain, manufacturing, R&D, sales, and marketing, among others, divisions, and geographies
  • Drafting, editing, and negotiating contracts and proactively handling various commercial matters through to resolution
  • Providing timely advice and counsel to clients
  • Advising the business on laws, regulations, and Stryker policies
  • Developing and providing in-house training and education
  • Following, implementing, developing and improving internal processes
  • Collaborating and communicating with colleagues, senior management, and outside counsel
  • Managing and strategizing with outside counsel
  • Assisting on other matters as needed

Job Requirements

  • Law degree and admission to practice law
  • Minimum 5 years applicable professional experience; prior professional experience considered
  • Requires a thorough understanding of and division-level leadership interaction with all areas of the organization including other functions (regulatory, finance, human resources, operations, supply chain, manufacturing, R&D, sales, and marketing, among others), other divisions, and geographies
  • Requires frequent interaction with outside organizations including industry associations, law firms, vendors, customers, government agencies, court systems, regulatory authorities, law enforcement authorities, consultants, health care professionals, and contractors, among others
  • Demonstrates strong judgment, professional demeanor and business acumen
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with colleagues in a global organization
  • Embraces and supports change in a dynamic environment
  • Reacts positively to changing needs and demands
  • Demonstrates ability to inspire, educate and empower others
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team
  • Possesses strong analytical and drafting skills
  • Experience providing timely legal advice in a highly regulated environment preferred
  • Demonstrates a commitment to integrity and accountability
  • Provides guidance and direction to others and demonstrates strong potential leadership skills
  • Possesses strong communication skills and ability to convey complex legal principles clearly and concisely
  • Has a general understanding of business financials and reporting
  • Has the ability to allocate resources effectively and general understanding of the budgeting process, expense and headcount management.
  • Possesses strong organizational skills and is able to manage numerous projects and conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels of corporate organization
  • Maintains confidential information
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite

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