Hyperion Materials & Technologies is seeking a business-minded, self-motivated corporate attorney to join its Legal Department as Assistant General Counsel. This position will be responsible for: (i) identifying risks, developing business-focused solutions, and managing legal exposure; (ii) ensuring compliance with Company policies; and (iii) promoting best practices regarding risk management and fiscal responsibility enterprise-wide, with a focus on commercial matters, employment, business and trade compliance, M&A and corporate governance.
The Assistant General Counsel will act as a true business partner to senior management on all aspects of the Company’s business and will be a key contributor to the development and implementation of business strategies. The successful candidate will possess strong business acumen and will report to the Company’s General Counsel. He/she will play a critical role in supporting and advancing the goals of the overall legal function. This is a position for a highly effective legal professional with 8 - 12 years of proven practice experience in both a law firm and an in-house company legal department.
To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who is passionate about business growth and success. We want a candidate who is energized by the challenges of working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial business environment, and has a strong desire to learn new areas of law and function integrally as part of an interdisciplinary team. This role will engage with all levels of employees and management, so interpersonal and communication skills are vital to strong working relationships.
The key responsibilities of this role include:
Advise the Company on day to day issues related to commercial matters, contracts, strategic initiatives and business processes. Assist with negotiating and drafting a broad range commercial contracts including terms & conditions of sale, supply, procurement, non-disclosure, distribution and consulting agreements;
Support the HR Department on a wide range of employment-related legal matters, including employee relations, terminations, discipline, wage and hour compliance and disputes, investigations, leaves of absence, employment-related agreements/documents, harassment/discrimination issues, and disability/reasonable accommodation issues;
Assist with all compliance matters and provide advice, as well as training, on a range of compliance matters, including anti-bribery, anti-corruption, data privacy, antitrust, trade compliance and other ethical business practices;
Support the Company’s domestic and international M&A activity, including drafting of principal and ancillary transaction documentation, coordination of due diligence and anti-trust and other regulatory filings; and
Support the Company’s corporate secretarial activities, including subsidiary governance globally and preparation and administration of Board of Directors meetings.
Qualifications and Competencies:
U.S. qualified lawyer with admission to practice in at least one state.
8 - 12 years’ experience in a similar in-house role or commercial law firm. In house experience is essential.
Experience working with an international or cross-border company in Asia, Europe and/or South America.
Possess a practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving and be able to effectively counsel internal clients by providing them with clear and concise advice and creative solutions on timelines to meet business needs
Ability to manage a high volume of diverse tasks is essential. Exhibits a “take charge” attitude and takes pride in work. Should set challenging standards and expectations and be accomplishment focused.
Be self-motivated and able to work independently with little supervision or administrative support, but also accept direction from Hyperion’s General Counsel.
Possess a true business mindset understanding the key drivers behind top and bottom line growth and how legal risk affects them.
Inspire trust and confidence through his/her natural authority and personal power; demonstrated ability to build rapport with employees at all levels of the company
Internal Number: 20193
About Hyperion Materials & Technologies
Hyperion Materials & Technologies (a KKR portfolio company) offers product solutions and application development expertise to support its customers' competitive needs. Hyperion manufactures and sells tool components, manufacturing process tools, and engineered products out of hard and super hard materials such as carbide and synthetic diamond. Hyperion delivers highly engineered products that enable its customers to improve business performance in terms of wear- resistance, consistency and overall productivity. Hyperion has 10 production sites and 2 research & development centers on 4 continents, and a talented workforce that supports the full supply chain from powder to finished products.
Hyperion helps its customers improve their performance in diversified end- markets including:
• General industrial applications
• Food & beverage
• Oil and Gas
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with around $168 billion in assets under management. With offices around the world, K...KR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. KKR seeks to create value by bringing operational expertise to its portfolio companies and through active oversight and monitoring of its investments. KKR complements its investment expertise and strengthens interactions with fund investors through its client relationships and capital markets platform.
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