The Role: We are seeking an experienced legal counsel with proven commercial legal experience to support our corporate legal function. A successful Corporate Counsel will be diligent, possess a deep-seated knowledge of commercial law, and have extraordinary communication skills.
Draft, review and negotiate complex commercial contracts, including sales, distribution, production, equipment purchase, manufacturing, and procurement agreements.
Provide global legal support for Xos fleet sales, charging and energy storage products, and service operations.
Coordinate the development of (i) a streamlined and scalable internal contracting process and (ii) company-wide policies and processes.
Leverage prior experience to assist in the development, improvement, management and maintenance of our standard contract forms and procedures.
Advise business stakeholders on best practices and develop and implement training and education programs.
Identify and advise on non-standard terms and associated risks, contract requirements, obligations, and risk exposure to relevant business stakeholders.
Law degree (J.D.) from an ABA-accredited institution.
Standing in at least one state bar (California or Michigan preferred)
5+ years of substantive commercial law experience at a top law firm, automotive or manufacturing company, or a combination thereof.
A Successful Individual Will Excel in the Following Areas:
Demonstrated Contract Drafting Skills. Proven negotiation, drafting, and analytical skills for commercial contracts, including procurement and sales agreements.
Workflow Prioritization. Demonstrated ability to prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage multi-faceted projects.
Agility in a Fast-Pace Environment. We move—and we move quickly. You thrive in an environment that is ever-evolving.
High EQ. You will be working in a high-functioning team environment. You have a positive attitude and a desire to contribute to a strong and supportive team.
Ownership Oriented. You are a self-starter who values taking complete ownership of projects.
Constant Learner. You are always willing and looking to expand your knowledge and grow intellectually.
Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills. One of your strengths is the ability to communicate with confidence and competence to all stakeholders (including management).
Attention to Detail. You excel at the particulars and value subtle nuances in drafting legal language.
Organized and Dedicated Problem Solver. You have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.