General Electric Senior Counsel - Commercial in Cleveland, Ohio

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Role Summary:

The Senior Counsel - Commercial will provide counseling and strategic legal advice to the Avionics Division and to the Systems Sourcing organization. In the role of Senior Counsel - Commercial, you will demonstrate accountability for legal, business and broad company objectives, manage complex issues within area of expertise, and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

Additionally, the Senior Counsel - Commercial will:

  • Provide ongoing legal advice and support related to contracting activities, including the drafting, review, negotiation and interpretation of commercial standard and nonstandard contracts and proposals

  • Provide legal advice on multi-functional teams executing GE's commercial agreements and key initiatives for commercial programs, sales, sourcing, and joint ventures

  • Assist both lawyers and non-lawyers on legal and business issues

  • Use customer-focused thinking to develop processes to reduce cycle time, including development of standard forms and web-based tools

  • Provide day-to-day legal advice and counseling and coordinate with legal team and business functional experts (e.g. regulatory, product safety, litigation, ITC, compliance) as required Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school

  • Member in good standing with the State Bar

  • Minimum of 5 years of legal experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in domestic and international contract drafting and negotiations (including experience and familiarity with the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods) Desired Characteristics:

  • Established analytical ability and superior communication and advocacy skills, with an aptitude for practical negotiation and ability to think clearly and communicate succinctly

  • Familiarity with Accounting / Finance

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including ability to push others to deliver on commitments and work with cross-functional teams

  • Proven ability to develop process-driven solutions to recurring issues

  • Ability to handle multiple inquiries and assignments in a time pressured environment, and composure to satisfy multiple, and sometimes competing objectives

  • Creativity, vision, and sound judgment in developing and implementing legal solutions

  • Strong commitment to integrity and professionalism, and a passion for excellence

  • Superior academic record and training

  • Record of demonstrated successful teamwork and ability to develop broad functional and business partner relationships Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century. At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come. To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE businesses, follow us on twitter: @geconnections at http://bit.ly/geconnections Locations: United States; Ohio; CincinnatiGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.