13 Aug
Corporate Counsel-Latin America
Florida, South florida

Corporate Counsel - Latin America
Position Profile: The Anixter Legal
team is
seeking a Corporate Counsel with 5-8 years of
demonstrated and solid international
experience to
support its Latin America Division. The
successful candidate will be a member of Anixter’s global
Legal Department consisting of 10 attorneys located in the US, Latin America,
Europe, and Asia. The position will report to Anixter’s Assistant
General Counsel and Regional Compliance Officer. The Counsel – Latin America will liaise with all levels
of management within the organization providing a high level of professional
legal support. The position is based at
Anixter’s Latin American headquarters in Miami , FL . Local
candidates only, no relocation offered .
Company: W i t h r e v e n u e s of over
$8 bi l l i on, Ani x ter is a le a ding g lobal distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical &
Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. W i t h more
than 100,0 0 0 c usto m e rs in 50 c o u ntri e s, Ani x ter s trives t o
me e t i t s c usto m e rs’
n e e ds in thr e e
s p ec iali z e d s a les fo r ce s - Ele c tr i ca l a nd Ele c tronic Solutions , Networking
a nd S ec u ri t y S olu t ions a nd Utility
Power Solutions – a nd s e rv e s m a n y di v e rse m a rk e t s . We help build,
connect, protect, and power valuable assets and critical infrastructures. From
enterprise networks to industrial MRO supply to video surveillance
applications to electric power distribution, we offer full-line solutions, and
intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses
and communities. Through our unmatched global distribution network along with
our supply chain and technical expertise, we help lower the cost, risk and
complexity of our customers’ supply chains. Anixter has
served the Latin American market for more than 25 years, and is currently in 17
countries in the region. Founded in 1957
and headquartered near Chicago, Anixter trades on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol AXE. F or more info r mation,
please vis i t : w w w. a ni x te r . c o m .

Essential/Key Areas of
Responsibility. This position will identify, manage and provide advice on
legal issues and matters arising from Anixter’s operations in Latin America. The successful candidate will be an in-house
generalist, working on a variety of legal matters for Anixter in the
region. Responsibilities include,
without limitation:
Providing legal advice to Anixter management on a variety
of subjects to minimize Anixter’s legal exposure in Latin America, including,
but not limited to, advice regarding product distribution and marketing,
regulatory compliance, labor and employment, corporate governance, intellectual
property, tax, antitrust, import/export and other matters in Latin America.
Working closely with the Contract Managers in Anixter’s Commercial
Legal and Contracts Team on the review, negotiation and drafting of documents
containing customer and supplier terms and conditions (e.g., distributor
agreements with vendors, sales agreement with customers, teaming agreements,
non-disclosure agreements, RFQs and RFPs containing terms and conditions, and
credit terms and conditions).
Advising on, reviewing, negotiating and drafting
contracts on a variety of business matters including, without limitation,
service agreements, transportation agreements, consulting or employment
agreements, consignment agreements, non-disclosure agreements and real estate
lease agreements.
Successfully managing and tracking of regional commercial,
collection and labor and employment claims and
litigation. Managing
the regional claims and litigation docket through our legal matter management
system, Serengeti, developing and preparing reports, and working with outside
local counsel .
Supporting the Regional Compliance
Officer with the roll-out of regional compliance initiatives , conducting training and awareness
programs, participate in compliance investigations, analyze trends and recommend program
activities, and participate in regional
and global compliance
committee meetings.
Assisting with the management and monitoring of outside counsel both
domestically and internationally, overseeing the intake of outside counsel
invoices and assure expenses remain within the defined budget. Developing and implementing reports to monitor outside
legal spending. Administering payments through our e-billing
system, Serengeti .
Working
closely with and supporting Anixter’s Legal, Treasury and Tax Departments on
company-wide legal, business and tax initiatives, including, without
limitation, M&A and corporate governance matters.
Working
closely with and advising Anixter’s Human Resources team in Latin America
on a variety of labor and employment issues, including compliance with laws
applicable to hiring, paying, disciplining and terminating employees.
Utilizing
and managing outside counsel as appropriate to meet the Company’s goals and
objectives.
As part of the larger legal team, assisting
with the creation, implementation and enhancement of processes, policies and
tools (e.g., contract templates, training modules, etc.) that are in place and
creating new ones where needed for Anixter’s subsidiaries in Latin America.
Following regional legislation related to
Anixter’s activities, such as environmental, distribution, product liability,
employment law, litigation trends, etc., and educating management and Anixter’s
Executive Team to provide them with a baseline knowledge of legal issues and
risks in Latin America.

Qualifications . This
role requires an experienced corporate attorney with sound legal and business
judgment and the following qualifications:
JD
degree from a reputable, accredited U.S. law school.
Member in good standing of a US state
bar.
5-8 years of international experience with a law firm or
in-house legal department. Experience working
as an in-house attorney with a US multinational company is a plus.
Local candidates only . The position is based at Anixter’s Latin American
headquarters in Miami , FL.
A
demonstrated knowledge of Latin America legal and compliance issues.
Excellent
organization and analytical skills.
Excellent
oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate legal and
compliance issues to clients in a clear and understandable manner.
Demonstrated
ability to be proactive, exercise independent judgment, and to manage multiple
projects simultaneously with ability to focus on critical priorities with
minimum supervision.
Strong
work ethic and ability to produce high quality work under deadline pressures.
Ability to quickly understand business
objectives of an agreement, identify related issues, and facilitate a
risk/benefits analysis.
Specific experience in commercial and
contract law. The ideal candidate should have strong drafting and negotiating
skills and experience reviewing, negotiating and commenting on commercial
contracts.
Adhere to the highest level of professional
and ethical behavior.
Enjoys working in an international and
multicultural environment.
Superior English and Spanish communication skills, both verbally and in writing. Portuguese fluency is a plus.
Must interact effectively with all levels of internal
clients.
Ability to work as a team member and contribute to the
overall success of a team as well as work independently and handle multiple
tasks.
Experience working with a legal matter management and e-billing system, corporate governance system, and/or a
contracts lifecycle management system is highly desired.
Ability
to travel domestically and abroad up to 25% as necessary.

Anixter is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran

We require all of our employees to perform work in an ethical manner and uphold a culture of honesty and ethics at all times.

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