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Corporate Counsel

Company: Fortive
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

COVID-19 update: To keep all of us safe and healthy, we're--making changes to our job postings and hiring process. Learn more We believe that cultivating a deeper sense of loyalty and belonging is key to how we attract and retain our best people. By embracing our diverse experiences and views, we are better positioned to deliver results, create innovations that matter, and thrive in today's changing world. This reality inspires our Inclusion & Diversity vision, We Are More Together, and guides our approach as we all work toward creating great places where our teams work and thrive. The Tektronix Legal team is looking to add a new Corporate Counsel team member to support corporate and commercial legal matters under the supervision of the Associate General Counsel. In this role you will be responsible for negotiating, reviewing and preparing contracts primarily for the sale and distribution of Tektronix instruments, software, and services while also supporting a variety of assignments within your area(s) of legal expertise, such as software licensing, regulatory and compliance matters, government contracting, data privacy and security, or mergers and acquisitions. This role will partner with other functional groups to drive negotiations to closure and successfully support business objectives requiring legal guidance. Through these responsibilities, you'll have a direct impact on our goal to provide timely and risk appropriate support to the business, as well as drive improved profitability. You will also gain valuable experience with translating customer feedback into best in class solutions , continuous improvement projects, exposure to team members throughout the organization, and an opportunity to use and grow the skills needed to successfully support a global technology business. Responsibilities include:

  • Negotiate complex strategic contracts according to Tektronix strategy and appropriate terms and conditions, coordinating with subject matter experts for acceptance of any non-standard terms where necessary.
  • Provide counsel and support to the business and operate as an escalation point to other members of the legal team in your assigned areas of responsibility and areas of expertise.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to identify and target current and potential workflows to tackle compliance and risk roadblocks to strategic initiatives.
  • Anticipate problems and initiate actions to ensure efficient and timely completion of tasks.
  • Promote Tektronix and Fortive compliance policies and programs which may include supporting compliance investigations.
  • As assigned, support M&A and other strategic activities, including acquisition due diligence and post-closing integration.
  • As assigned, support litigation, disputes, claims, and related legal matters.
  • Manage outside counsel when additional expertise is required, being mindful of costs.--
  • Provide training and updates to commercial teams and other business partners.
  • Support implementation and sustainment of contract lifecycle management tool globally.
  • Assists as requested on other legal matters and projects.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to and build strong relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Participate in and lead successful ideation of legal innovation initiatives which may include developing training and self-help tools for the business, and improvements or development of new templates, playbooks, processes and policies.
  • Exhibit the "Fortive 9:" Customer-obsessed, adaptable, delivers results, strategic, leads with FBS, innovates for impact, inspires, exhibits courage, and builds extraordinary teams. Job Qualifications:Minimum Requirements:The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education, experience and skills:
    • Education and Experience
      • JD from an accredited university and a member in good standing in one US state with the ability to gain approval to practice as corporate counsel in Oregon from the Oregon State Bar.
      • A minimum of 2 years' experience at a law firm preferred, experience working in a legal department of an international company or comparable relevant legal experience will be considered.
      • Strong commercial experience.
      • Experience and interest in legal innovation and the disruption of traditional methods of legal service delivery.
      • Interest and knowledge of technology industry.
        • Skills
          • Unquestioned integrity and excellent judgment.
          • Culturally savvy and able to work effectively in a global environment and across numerous legal systems.
          • Process-driven and results-oriented; history of building sustainable and innovative standard work and systems.
          • Problem-solver with a penchant for providing solutions or paths to resolution on complex matters.
          • Capable of working successfully as an individual contributor and a team player.
          • Strong organizational skills and work ethic, with ability to handle many complex issues simultaneously, prioritizing and effectively managing time.
          • Fast learner who thrives in a high-demand environment.
          • Organizational agility; able to work effectively across functions and organizational hierarchy.
          • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to convey complicated advice and information in an understandable and engaging way.
          • Ability to influence and build followership with associates at all levels.
          • Financial literacy.
          • Adept at translating legal terminology into Plain English.
          • Computer savvy with experience in Office 365.Preferred Candidates will also be able to demonstrate the following:
            • Experience negotiating and drafting a combination of the following contract types: sale of goods and services, distributor and channel sales agreements, software license agreements, SaaS agreements, consulting agreements, and development agreements.
            • Government contract experience, including contracts with the U.S. Government, prime contractors and state and federal agencies and a working understanding of government contracting rules including subcontractor flowdowns, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS).
            • Strong understanding of the UCC Article 2 and 2A, including Battle of the Forms, and Incoterms.
            • Experience with implementation and use of contract lifecycle management tool and data analytics. When you join Tektronix and Fortive, you will work in an extraordinary team, learning with and from great people, where diversity and inclusion is celebrated. You will have the opportunity to do work that makes a difference in the world. You will be trusted and empowered to contribute in meaningful ways with visibility and accountability. We are obsessed with our customers and have a commitment to transparency, unending learning and growth to accelerate progress and innovation. Join us for the excitement of a startup with a history of success! For You. For Us. For Growth.-- Due to US Department of Commerce export control regulations governing technical data of Tektronix products, Tektronix needs to know the citizenship of all its employees. Note that US Citizenship is not required for most positions. Hired candidates will be asked to bring proof of citizenship (passport, birth certificate, green card, visa or similar) on their first day of work. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening,--background/criminal check, and if applicable a motor vehicle record search and/or financial record check. Candidates with less education/experience may be considered for other opportunities Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of global businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Fortive's well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution. Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. Our team grows by tackling challenges that accelerate progress and further their careers. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company's operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit: www.fortive.com .-- Tektronix is a place where people are challenged to explore the boundaries of what's possible, bringing the digital future one step closer every day. Our work accelerates technological breakthroughs that are revolutionizing culture and industry worldwide. Through precision-engineered measurement solutions, we work with our customers to eliminate the barriers between inspiration and realization of world-changing technologies. Realize your true potential at Tektronix - join us in revolutioneering a better tomorrow. "The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Fortive Corporation. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as a Fortive Company. Fortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1-866-272-5573 or e-mail applyassistance@fortive.com to request accommodation." Get tailored job recommendations based on your interests. Category: Sales, Marketing & Service Job Type: Full-time Category: Science & Engineering Location: Everett, Washington, United States Job Type: Full-time Category: Science & Engineering Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States Job Type: Full-time Category: Information Technology Location: Everett, Washington, United States Job Type: Full-time Category: Corporate Location: United States, North America Job Type: Full-time For you. For us.
              For growth.
              We have the soul of a start-up, but the benefits and learning opportunities of a larger company. That means you can aspire high, matter more, and distinguish yourself through your contributions.--We are a place where people who share a drive and passion to make a personal difference can learn, grow, and achieve. Join Our Talent Community We will notify you about relevant positions, and keep you in mind whenever we have interesting opportunities. Come get them. Fortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1-866-272-5573 or e-mail applyassistance@fortive.com to request accommodation.

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