Omron Corporation, a large global automation and robotics company, has an in-house counsel opportunity for a Trade and Commercial Counsel in the Hoffman Estates, IL area. This highly visible position will provide legal support to Omron Americas and own the Import and Export compliance for US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil while working closely with Japan and other regions.
Support import and export compliance activities across the Americas including, without limitation, (i) providing advice with regard to tariff classification, valuation, COO marking and general customs regulations, (ii) prepare and file protests and requests for binding rulings, (iii) assist with annual reconciliation entries, and (iv) conduct post-entry audits for compliance purposes.
Provide risk management and business and legal advisory support focused on management of tariff risks.
Negotiate, draft, review, revise, interpret and finalize professional service consulting and sub-consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, supplier contracts, vendor contracts, data privacy agreements, and other transactional and legal documentation as necessary.
Advise on complex legal matters, analyze legal (and business, where applicable) issues, negotiate legal and commercial issues and solve intricate problems using sound legal judgement and experience, with minimal supervision.
Assist in internal investigations, dispute resolution, litigation and regulatory matters on an as-needed basis and with outside counsel, as applicable.
Support and ensure compliance regarding implementation of proper import and export practices, policies, operating procedures and programs, including Omron Group Rules relating to Import and Export.
Monthly report regarding major legal issues and projects with special reporting on US tariff and export issues.
Other duties and miscellaneous projects as needed.
Represent Omron in a professional, ethical, and socially responsible manner.
Represents the Omron Guiding Principles through personal and business interactions with employees, distributors, and colleagues.
Juris Doctor Degree. Current membership in at least one US state bar (Illinois Bar Membership preferred).
Minimum of four (4)+ years of experience as an attorney in a major law firm. Require significant experience in import and export trade compliance (including FTZ and EAR experience) and commercial contract review and negotiations. A brokers license and significant experience in litigation is a plus.
Business-savvy attorney who works to find solutions to complex challenges.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and work under tight deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to gain trust at and work with all levels of an organization.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex issues and concepts to our global colleagues and non-lawyers.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders and team members.
Experience conducting live training and developing online training a plus.
High level of analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving, and the ability to solve problems proactively and with business acumen.
Significant experience and skills in managing major projects.
Detail oriented, possess strong ability to achieve results, and have superior initiative.
Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Office 365, Teams and SharePoint experience is a plus.
Spanish or Portuguese language skills and some work or living experience outside the US are a plus.
Some travel required.
Strong interpersonal, listening, questioning and communication skills (written and oral).