Job Description - Senior Commercial Attorney (LEG109)
Senior Commercial Attorney - LEG109
Reportingto the VP Law – Assistant General Counsel of the
Corporate Legal Team and theVice President of Strategy, Business
Development & Deployment withinRexnord’s Process & Motion Control
(PMC) platform, the Senior CommercialAttorney role will provide
functional leadership and expertise across allaspects of the
platform’s contracting processes, including the management
ofrelated commercial and transactional issues. Performing a range
of responsibilities,independently as a business partner as well as
under the direction of PMCmanagement and the Rexnord Legal
Department, the Senior Commercial Attorneywill review, evaluate,
negotiate and execute contracts and other related termsand
conditions documents, including, but not limited to, requests for
proposal,sales contracts, vendor contracts, non-disclosure
agreements, and leases. As abusiness partner with PMC management,
the Senior Commercial Attorney willemploy her/his knowledge of
business arrangements to analyze agreementstructures and recommend
the proper contractual agreement(s) to support thebusiness need.
The Senior Commercial Attorney will also be the first point
ofcontact for answering questions and resolving issues regarding a
contractduring the entire term of the agreement. The
successful candidate will perform all functions with a high level
ofaccuracy, accountability, and initiative
Lead all aspects of PMC’s contract development while working
closely with business leadership, internal functional groups, and
external counterparts to evaluate, analyze, negotiate, seek
approval, execute, file, and establish post-signing management
processes across a wide variety of complex agreements.
Manage attendant commercial and transactional issues.
Serve as the point person to implement and manage a broad range
of contracts and agreements, including: confidentiality and related
non-disclosure agreements, commercial contracts with strategic
accounts, OEMs, and distributors, IP licenses, supplier contracts,
real estate leases, and a range of routine contracts and
Obtain input of internal stakeholders and manage approval
processes throughout contracting process.
Provide contractual support to e-commerce and other key business
Serve as the primary person responsible for maintaining files
and electronic records for all signed agreements.
Summarize key contracts to key internal audiences accountable
for meeting obligations and securing benefits of agreements.
Partner with cross-functional teams (Sales, HR, Marketing
Finance, and Operations) to establish sound contract management
processes, and resolve contract-related business challenges.
Develop and maintain contract templates.
Strategic Mindset – Sees ahead to future possibilities and
translates them intobreakthrough strategies.
Decision Quality – Makes good and timely decisions that keep the
Manages Complexity – Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and
sometimescontradictory information to effectively solve
Drives Results – Consistently achieves results even under tough
Manages Conflict – Handles conflict situations effectively, with
a minimum of noise.
Ensures Accountability – Holds self and others accountable to
Persuades – Uses compelling arguments to gain the support
andcommitment of others.
Collaborates – Builds partnerships and works collaboratively
with others to meetshared objectives.
Communicates Effectively – Adjusts communication style and
message to fit different audienceneeds.
Instills Trust – Gains the confidence and trust of others
through honesty,integrity and authenticity.
Plans and Aligns – Plans and priorities work with strong
attention to detail in order to meet commitments aligned with
Qualifications Experience and Skill Required
Minimum 10-15 years of contracts management experience in a
global manufacturing company.
Juris Doctor degree or equivalent.
Experience negotiating domestic (U.S.) and international
Demonstrated knowledge of legal and contractual terms for a wide
range of legal agreements.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive
Strong business acumen and deep understanding of commercial and
financial implications of strategy development process.
Ability to use critical thinking to solve problems with a
highdegree of scope and terms/conditions complexity.
Experience performing risk assessments to maximize achievement
of financial and performance goals, enhance customer satisfaction,
improve profitability and support new business opportunities.
Demonstrated project and process management with ability to
multi-task routine and complex contract and proposal activities
while responding to unplanned quick response requirements as they
Team player capable of leading and participating within
cross-functional project teams to meet key milestones under tight
timelines and stressful conditions.
Spanish as an additional language a plus.
The Company Headquartered in Milwaukee, Rexnord is a
concentrated multiplatform industrial leader with exceptional and
trusted brands that serve a diverse array of global end markets.
Every day approximately 7,000 associates across the globe work to
deliver smarter solutions to our customers and create long-term
value for our shareholders. Simply put, we advance the efficient
use of resources by Solving Smarter.
Our Process & Motion Control platform supplies highly-engineered
mechanical and digi-mechanical component solutions for complex
production systems where reliability is critical, and the costs of
failure or downtime are high.