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Corporate Counsel

Company: Cj Logistics America
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

Corporate CounselBrief Description:--Are you--passionate--about Legal Counseling?--Are you looking for an opportunity to make an--impact--in a global company?--We need people like--you--to help us hire the--best--in the business and we're excited to have you join us in this significant role to ensure we continue to build a--diverse and engaged--workforce!--Come be part of something special at CJ Logistics America!Because CJ Logistics loves collaboration and a team environment, this is not a remote position.-- This role is located at our Corporate Office in Des Plaines, IL, and requires that candidates live within a commutable distance.--Position Overview:--The Counsel will serve as an in-house counsel and handle a variety of legal matters and projects as a key member of a small, well-regarded law function in a growing, thriving company. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, this role will focus on risk identification and mitigation in the context of opportunity enablement and advancement of business objectives. Day-to-day activities might involve drafting and negotiating agreements with our customers or leases for our buildings, management of our litigation docket, collaboration with our HR and Operations business partners, or assisting prospective employees in the immigration process. This will be an extremely important position in our organization and we believe it represents a tremendous opportunity for professional growth and advancement for the right individual. Corporate Governance / Compliance:Works with the General Counsel to prepare board resolutions and other required governance documents.-- Manages legal compliance with states and agencies, including business licensing, state authorities, and transportation licensing, including managing outside counsel assisting with areas. Advise on any international compliance requirements or developments requiring action.Real Estate: Prepares and reviews leases and other real estate agreements; negotiates terms and oversees time-sensitive real estate searches. Works with finance to ensure payments are consistent with lease obligations. Customer/Other Contracts: Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a wide range of commercial agreements, including customer contracts, vendor contracts, and leases and consulting agreements.Legal Support: Provides practical legal support and advice to operations and employees at all levels of the organization. Advises managers on contract status, legal risks, and business terms of various deals. Assists with the corporate governance and compliance function to ensure timely filings and appropriate formalities. Collaborates with Finance, IT, and Business Managers on managing overall company risk in areas of insurance, cyber liability, product liability, real estate, and physical assets. Assists the General Counsel with advancing company strategic initiatives.Employment Matters (Preferred): Advises regarding employment issues/rights while recommending legal action; mediates between employees and CJL and represents CJL in mediations or agency proceedings. Works in collaboration with the HR Function and other outside counsel to judge the merits of claims filed against the company and works with appropriate management to define the defense and approve settlements of disputes where warranted in the following employment areas:

  • Workers' compensation
  • Termination of employment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Workplace safety
  • Wage and overtime standards
  • Privacy Rights
  • Discrimination against employees based on age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, marital status, medical conditions, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.
  • Employee benefits including leaves of absenceManage outside counsel: Manages outside counsel representing the company on claims and litigation matters, including facilitating information gathering and consistent strategyAdditional duties as assignedRequirements and Qualifications
    • Law Degree
    • Admission to the Illinois Bar
    • 2+ years of experience in a law firm or corporate legal department
    • General corporate law experience is strongly preferred
    • Prior experience with employment law (especially relating to hourly workers) preferred
    • Knowledge of the Supply Chain / Logistics business and/or international company exposure is preferred.CJ Logistics loves collaboration and a team environment.-- Therefore, this role is located at our Corporate Office in Des Plaines, IL, and has a hybrid work arrangement (3 days on-site and 2 days remote).----Candidates must live within a commutable distance of the corporate office.--Pay, Benefits and More:
      • Competitive compensation package
      • Full health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), 401(k), Life insurance, tuition assistance, PTO, and MORE!
      • Growing company with a performance record that continues to climb!
      • Opportunity to drive significant changes in Talent Acquisition with an ability to make an impact across the organization
      • Open-door work environment
      • High-Performance culture with a focus on a growth mindset where continuous improvement is embraced
      • Opportunities for advancement!--CJ Logistics America About Statement:--CJ Logistics America delivers integrated and multimodal logistics services, connecting every corner of the world via air, sea, and land. As a lead logistics partner (LLP), third-party logistics provider (3PL), and supply chain consultant, we help customers leverage supply chain management as a competitive advantage, reducing total system costs, transforming business processes, improving service, and facilitating growth and change. With a focus on social responsibility and sustainability through growth with customers and communities, we prioritize the well-being of the end consumer, our customers, and our employees. CJ Logistics America is responsible for the North America region, specializing in solutions for regulated industries such as food and beverage, consumer-packaged goods, healthcare and medical supplies, and tire and automotive.--CJ Logistics America is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based on race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military status, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Additionally, CJ Logistics America participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations.--Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Cj Logistics America, Des Plaines , Corporate Counsel, Legal , Des Plaines, Illinois

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