Kelly Services General Counsel (Corporate In-house) in South Windsor, Connecticut

Are you a licensed Attorney with 7-10 years or more combined law firm and corporate in-house experience? Have you managed other attorneys and support staff? Do you have strategic experience directing and managing complex commercial contracts and transactional matters? If so, Kelly Legal Managed Services might have just the direct hire opportunity for you in Connecticut!

Our client has an immediate need for a General Counsel on a full-time, permanent basis. This opportunity will report to the Chief Executive Officer, will work alongside the Associate General Counsel and will manage a team of 6-10 staff members. This is an excellent opportunity to get a foot in the door of a solid company with a great work culture! Competitive salary offered, relocation assistance available.

Responsibilities:

  • Work cross-functionally with legal staff, senior leadership and outside counsel to collaborate and negotiate optimal resolution to a wide spectrum of contract matters;

  • Be heavily immersed in contract negotiations, corporate legal issues, special project initiatives and international relations;

  • Develop and introduce sound new business processes and procedural improvements;

  • Evaluate and implement new data retention, business assessments, cost reductions and business elevations;

  • Propose effective solutions to legal on various business issues in an effort to mitigate risk and further new business interests and objectives and escalate to outside counsel when appropriate;

  • Offer clear and concise business goals and guidelines towards positively impacting companywide initiatives;

  • Judge merits of litigation, work with appropriate executives to define a strategic defense and approve settlement of disputes where warranted;

  • Advise and support Human Resources on matters related to labor and employment issues;

  • Provide overall management of the Intellectual Property Portfolio;

  • Manage all significant legal issues, cases and matters of high impact to the business;

  • Ensure compliance and exercise the highest level of integrity and ethics;

  • Carefully manage confidential information, communications and communication requests/requirements to and from external sources on high-impact issues.

Critical Requirements:

  • Must have a broad knowledge contract law and negotiations, employment law, project finance and general in-house practice.

  • A full understanding and ability to manage and provide direction on all company contracts; development, supply, customer-based, purchase orders, etc.

  • A full understanding of promoting core business values to maximize personal and team success across the business.

  • Possess excellent analytical and issue-spotting skills.

Education/Background Requirements:

  • JD with 7+ years corporate inhouse and/or law firm experience

  • Admitted to CT Bar or admitted as Authorized House Counsel

  • Ability to successfully operate and manage staff

  • Familiarity with serving as a direct point of contact for contract matters

  • Familiarity with working directly with clients and outside counsel

  • Offer strong time management, communication (verbal and written) and leadership skills

This is an IMMEDIATE need. Interested and qualified candidates are asked to submit their resume in MS Word format ONLY for immediate consideration via the “Apply Now” link below or via confidential email to Lydia.Berrios@kellyservices,com

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Why Kelly ® ?

The Managed Solutions practice within Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG ® ) is one focus within the full array of Kelly Services® workforce solutions.

Kelly Services has transformed from the staffing industry pioneer to a leading workforce solutions provider. KellyOCG is the distinguished outsourcing and consulting segment of Kelly Services, known for applying a forward-looking approach that enables companies to make strategic workforce planning decisions that impact their business and competitive advantage.

The Managed Solutions practice area of KellyOCG is dedicated to partnering with clients to architect and implement solutions that put them in a position to meet their operational obligation to their organization and freedom to focus on their more strategic business needs.

AboutKelly Services ®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to have a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe. We employ 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through our talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2015 was $5.5 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm