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ProfileSenior Counsel The candidate will work closely with the Measurement and Controls (M&C) legal team and its business stakeholders. Will provide General Counsel support to the Measurement & Sensing (M&S) and Inspection Technologies (IT) businesses within the larger M&C business. Provide day to day legal and compliance advice to the operations of the M&S and IT businesses on a range of legal issues, including day to day matters, business risk assessment and commercial matters. Provide legal support and input to the business' and proactively improving or developing commercial processes, due diligence & legal productivity, simplicity, and standardization. Provide proactive legal services to the business with a primary focus on the delivery of general commercial / corporate support, which will include: drafting, negotiating, and advising on a variety of transactions related to the M&C’s business, and business development related transactions. Serve as legal advisor on all significant business transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures or other strategic relationships / transactions, recognizing that functional counsel and outside legal counsel may play a significant role in these transactions. Provide legal support to the business regarding channel partners, including agreement preparation, execution, and process support. Provide preliminary legal support to business regarding contract interpretation and guidance, particularly regarding disputes or other issues that develop during contract execution. Serve as the primary lawyer for the business’ legal issue of particular product lines and working with other legal functions and regional counsel as and when appropriate, including M&A, litigation, EHS and labor & employment counsels. Provide on-going support for compliance and controllership efforts in the operations of the business. Keep abreast of legal developments, commercial toolkits, and other process improvements. Lead the development, education and monitoring of legal and compliance training, policies, procedures, and programs for the business.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris Doctor degree (JD) from an accredited college or university JD OR global equivalent with active Bar membership and excellent academic credentials. Must have 5 years of legal post-qualification experience in-house or in a law firm. Ability to work in complex international environment, substantial experience working in different cultures and an open and tolerant mind with respect to diversity is desired. Substantial "hands-on" experience on commercial matters is desired. Substantial experience and success in working and negotiating with international customers is desired. Experience in the industrial sectors is desired. Experience with software agreements and distributor agreements is desired. Demonstrable fluency in English including ability to draft and negotiate legal and commercial documents in English is desired. Demonstrable computer literacy with specific ability to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other software such as redlining tools is desired.
Baker Hughes, Inc.
2929 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77027-5177