Clayton, Missouri, Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world.
We are looking for an Attorney to join our team as Corporate Counsel . In this role you will help to develop and strengthen world-class, people-centric practices at our well-balanced, financially solid, rapid-growth, global organization. As a member of the Corporate Legal Team reporting directly to the Vice President & Corporate Counsel, you will be a part of a small, focused Legal and Risk team. You will serve as a valued partner to corporate and divisional leaders. Corporate Counsel will provide legal advice and support on a broad range of commercial and corporate governance matters facing a global supplier of manufacturing technology and services. You enjoy leading both people and projects. You are a strategic leader, with experience in an in-house legal department or a corporate law department at a law firm.
You will be based in St. Louis, Missouri. This position may require up to 20% travel.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Provide commercial legal support to all departments of the business
Support, lead and assist non-attorney Contract Managers with contract reviews
Structure, draft, negotiate and review various commercial contracts
Assist with “Know Your Customer” (KYC) requests from our banking partners
Assist International Finance Team with legal documents necessary to facilitate relationships with financing partners
Assist BW Property Group with office lease negotiations and other legal issues
Assist on visa & immigration matters and facilitate communications with outside counsel
Supervise paralegal in corporate governance reporting and filing responsibilities
General experience with data privacy issues, managing a modest IP portfolio, general corporate matters, employment matters, M&A
Coordinate with outside counsel
Perform other duties as needed requested by executive team.
The candidate will ideally have 3-5 years of legal experience. Preferred candidate will have a background in commercial finance, immigration and real estate matters within a law firm or an in-house legal department setting
Results-oriented, highly collaborative, pragmatic, flexible, takes initiative, and creative
Sound legal reasoning, thoroughness, and excellent legal writing skills and presentation skills
Capable of building partnerships internally, building teams and effectively operating within teams
Understand business drivers and adapt legal solutions to achieve them
Navigate effectively in matrix organization, as well as ability to make decisions on incomplete or conflicting information
Distill complex legal problems into easily understood language with straightforward, practical solutions tailored to business needs
Build and maintain relationships with senior members of operating entities
Ability to handle multiple competing priorities
Licensed in at least one state in the U.S. (required)
At Barry-Wehmiller we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. We know that our differences often can bring about innovation, excellence and meaningful work—therefore, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process. ?
Barry-Wehmiller is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V This organization uses E-Verify.
Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, reference checks, employment verifications, background screening and/or skills assessments.