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About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 21,000 employees, sales of € 4.9 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.


For the Voith Holding Group, we are looking for:


Associate Regional Counsel 
Appleton, WI

 

Interested to learn about Voith? Check out our video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xOifeDxLac

 

Reasons you’ll love working here:

  • Flexibility with Work/Life Balance
  • Hybrid Schedule and Summer Hours
  • Dress for Your Day Dress Code
  • Great Compensation and Benefits Package including 401K with up to 5% Match AND a 3% Company Contribution to Start
  • Paid Time Off and 10 paid Holidays per Year
  • Climate-Neutral Footprint Worldwide
  • Leadership and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Health and Wellness Benefits

 

Career development: Plan on developing both professionally and personally. Voith Learning & Development, team creates classes, seminars, and beyond-the-classroom tools that help employees understand Voith’s culture, organization, values, and role in the world.

 

Benefits: Our range of offered benefits can include medical, dental, vision, life insurances, starting on first of month, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, service awards, tuition reimbursement, referral bonuses and more! Find out which benefits you'll get after you choose your role with us.

 

Life work balance: Paid time off starting at 16 days in your first year of employment plus 10 paid holidays.

 

Summary

Voith US Inc. is hiring an adaptable, solutions-oriented transactional lawyer to handle a variety of legal tasks, such as reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, providing commercial claim management and directing outside counsel. This lawyer will support all of the Voith businesses in North America, including Voith Paper, Voith Turbo and Voith Hydro. The position is based in Voith’s offices in Appleton, Wisconsin with an optional hybrid-remote work schedule.

 

Responsibilities

  • The key responsibilities of this position are to:  
    • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of legal documents, from non-disclosure agreements to complex capital equipment and construction contracts;
    • Provide legal advice regarding the handling of commercial disputes and contract claims;
    • Manage arbitrations and litigation (with outside counsel support);
    • Ensure compliance with and interpret applicable laws and regulations, and provide guidance on company policies and practices, as well as best practices;
    • Advise and train employees on the Voith Group Code of Conduct and related compliance matters;
    • Retain, direct and manage outside counsel; and
    • Handle and advise on other corporate and commercial matters and provide other legal advice and analysis to the Voith Group of Companies as needed.

 

Qualifications

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to the State Bar of Wisconsin or eligible to be a registered in-house counsel in Wisconsin.
  • At least three years of experience as an attorney with a focus on commercial matters.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Sound judgment and business acumen, a client-service focus, and the ability to prioritize and meet urgent deadlines.
  • Confidence and diplomacy, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Flexibility, open-mindedness and a willingness to learn from colleagues.
  • Additional desirable (but not required) qualifications:
    • Experience working in a complex international business organization;
    • In-house experience.
    • Experience with government contracting, regulatory matters, compliance programs, M&A and corporate matters;
    • Experience with agreements concerning software-as-a-service (SaaS) and other digital products and services, information technology and information security/data protection/cybersecurity;
    • French-language skills; and/or
    • Experience with any of the tasks listed in the Responsibilities section above.

 

Physical Demands

  • The employee is required to talk and hear in an office setting (noise level is low). The employee is frequently required to stand and walk in an office environment for 4-8 hours. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; lift; stoop, or crouch.
  • Vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception and adjust focus.
  • The job may require occasional domestic and international travel.

 

* This job description is not all encompassing. It is intended to be only a general description of the responsibilities of this position.

 

 

Don’t meet every single requirement but think you would be a good fit for our team? We encourage you to apply – your unique skills may be just what we need for this or other roles!

 

Voith US Inc. is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry including people of color, LGBTQI+ community, women, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), Veterans, people of any age or family status. We embrace the competitive advantage that diversity brings and we strive to create a working environment that is inclusive of thought and talent.


Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh