BISSELL Homecare, Inc. (“BISSELL” or “Company”) has exclusively retained Major, Lindsey & Africa to conduct a search for a Director – IP and Products Counsel (“Director”) to be located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. BISSELL is an equal opportunity employer. Motivated candidates who are interested in a progressive, fast paced, energetic, and collaborative work environment should submit their resume to the recruiters managing this search, Michael Sachs at firstname.lastname@example.org, Brandy Russell at email@example.com or to BISSELLDirector2019@mlaglobal.com.
Please do not contact the Company directly; all resumes sent to the Company will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Overview: This is a key position implementing BISSELL’s patent and intellectual property strategy requiring independent judgment, pragmatic advice, demonstrative business perspective, creative problem-solving abilities, and positive client relationships.
Company: BISSELL Homecare, Inc. is a global, privately owned, home care consumer products corporation headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. BISSELL is the brand and market share floorcare leader in North America and fastest growing floorcare brand globally. BISSELL develops, engineers, markets, sells, and delivers deep-cleaning machines, carpet cleaners, steam and hard floor cleaners, air purifiers, cleaning and sanitizing formulas, pet care and pet hair tools, mops, sweepers and more for households worldwide. The Company was founded in 1876, when its founder, Melville R. Bissell, invented and patented a one of a kind sweeper.
Experience: Candidate must have a B.S. degree in engineering and an LLM or JD from an accredited law school, with at least three years of experience in design engineering and at least eight years’ experience in patent and intellectual property work in private legal practice or for another corporate law department. Experience in BISSELL technology areas are highly desirable, but analogous art and durable goods experience is highly desired. Current admission or the ability to obtain admission to the Michigan Bar is required, as is registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Strong oral, written and influencing skills are critical.
Compensation: Competitive base and bonus commensurate with experience.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Internal Number: 21758
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