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Cummins Inc. Corporate Counsel - Commercial in Indianapolis, Indiana

Corporate Counsel - Commercial

Description

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, and empowering environment.

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The Cummins Legal function provides a full range of legal services in support of Cummins Inc. and its consolidated businesses. Our United States staff is located in Columbus and Indianapolis, IN. We also have international legal offices located in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, among other countries. Through these various offices, we are able to support our businesses throughout the world.

This is an exciting Corporate Counsel - Commercial opportunity based in Indianapolis, IN with some travel to Columbus, Indiana, that offers a varietyof complex legal matters or projects across a wide range of businesses, regions and/or functions and carries a wide range of in-house legal responsibilities.This role will provide general business counselling to Cummins’ business units and segments along with legal advice and commercial guidance for Cummins’ M&A, joint venture and growth activity.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Support all legal aspects of Cummins’ growth strategy, including acquisitions, joint ventures and reorganizations, working closely with the most senior members of the legal function and corporate executives.

  • Responsible for managing complex transactions from inception through integration, including partnering with business and functional leaders in the identification of acquisition, joint venture or divestiture targets, drafting and negotiating all relevant commercial agreements, such as non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, joint venture agreements, purchase agreements, and all related ancillary documents.

  • A wide range of responsibilities in the areas of corporate transactions, commercial contracting and general business counseling.

  • Providing strategic legal advice and support to certain of Cummins’ business units.

  • Acts as an organizational leader in M&A, commercial and other corporate law matters and combines knowledge of these legal specialties with sound business acumen and knowledge of the business goals and objectives.

  • Conducts project and legal matter management independently; consistently exercises sound independent judgment.

  • Identifies and drives development of legal strategies for the Company; manages client expectations to balance requirements and competing priorities; provides useful legal advice and alternative solutions.

  • Responsible for training business and functional colleagues on best practices in M&A and related practice areas.

  • Expected to work independently and cross-functionally to bring team members together to efficiently and effectively execute the company’s growth strategy.

  • Brings practical solutions and business acumen to all transactions and initiatives.

  • Must have the ability to think strategically, assess the legal and business implications of initiatives and provide thoughtful, timely, practical and business savvy advice.

  • Manages a slate of domestic and international legal firms dedicated to partnering with the company to deliver value-driven legal support for the company’s strategic objectives.

  • Responsible for updating and developing best-in-class templates and other tools to effectively support the M&A process.

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required.

  • Requires strong organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple high-priority projects simultaneously and a willingness to be flexible in a fast-paced environment.

  • Acts as trusted advisor for business teams and management; has strong grasp of business environment and the industry; effectively partners with stakeholders to identify and design needed improvements; provides legal as well as practical advice within the appropriate business context; understands and manages client expectations; influence colleagues’ actions to mitigate risks.

  • Trains and supervises attorneys, paralegals and outside advisors.

  • Ensures efficient and timely communication with colleagues and team members.

  • Demonstrates leadership and the values of the Company.

Qualifications

  • Strong transactional background, with significant experience negotiating and drafting contracts

  • Willingness and ability to handle a wide range of legal issues for various constituencies, with a strong focus on customer service

  • Strong leadership and people management skills

  • Superior intellect, with the ability to think critically and make clear and well-reasoned decisions; strategic and innovative thinker who can bring value to his or her clients and find creative solutions to complex legal problems

  • Ability to see and handle more than the legal issues of a project; strong, pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice

  • Exemplary personal and professional integrity and business ethics, as well as a commitment to diversity and a respect for others

  • Enthusiasm for working for a global company and everything that it entails: international travel as necessary, working across multiple cultures, willingness to accommodate international time zones, etc.

  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients across various disciplines and cultures

  • Some international experience, particularly a familiarity with cross-border M&A, and the ability to speak a foreign language is a plus

  • General understanding of, and ability to, identify issues with respect to antitrust laws

Experience

Legal experience minimum of 5-10 years, either in-house of in a law firm

Strong drafting, negotiating and communication skillsExperience with Six Sigma preferred but not required

Education

Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school

Excellent academic credentials

License to practice in Indiana or another jurisdiction

Compensation and Benefits

Base annual salary commensurate with experience plus annual variable compensation. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Ready to think beyond your desk? Apply for this opportunity to start your career with Cummins today. careers.cummins.com

Job LAW

Primary Location United States-Indiana-Indianapolis-US, IN, Indianapolis, Cummins DBU Headquarters

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting May 10, 2019, 9:23:30 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190001WI

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