Director of Commercial Law

Director of Commercial Law
Lehigh Valley, PA

Job Description

Lutron Electronics is the leading manufacturer of lighting controls worldwide.   We are   building a world-class legal team in our World Headquarters in Coopersburg, Pa  to support Lutron as we continue to grow the company domestically and internationally.   We are looking to hire a seasoned commercial /corporate attorney to facilitate our growth through reviewing, drafting and negotiating complex agreements. You will be a business partner with our internal departments to develop new policies and procedures and manage legal risk to ensure compliance with Lutron's high standards.  As we expand our offerings, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact.

Responsibilities:
• Lead an internal and external team of legal professionals in their handling of commercial matters on a global basis and in their timely review, revision, and negotiation of various contracts
• Legal counseling to the organization on a broad spectrum of commercial and contractual matters
- Must leverage legal expertise and business expertise to provide practical business and legal advice to various business partners, including Lutron’s senior management
• Analysis of complex issues/concepts in legal transactions, especially the drafting, and negotiation of commercial agreements
• Manage outside legal work so that it is timely and cost effective
- Must work creatively with outside counsel on budgetary issues to minimize costs and resolve issues effectively
• Identify, develop, and implement business process improvements that will enhance the delivery of legal services within our organization
• Represent the company’s legal function in a variety of internal and external committees
• Serve as Legal Advisor in the negotiation and settlement of business disputes to avoid litigation and protect Lutron's business

EXPERIENCE:
• 12-15 years of legal experience
- Strongly prefer a combination of large law firm and in-house experience
• 8+ years of in-house legal experience with a Global Manufacturing Company
• 5+ years experience leading an in-house commercial legal function 
• Experience managing and developing internal and external legal teams
• Demonstrated success developing an organization and managing change
• Experience negotiating complex commercial agreements, including licensing and technology related agreements
• Demonstrated success providing strategic counseling to senior business people
• Experience working in a matrixed organization and developing cross functional working relationships

QUALIFICATIONS:
• J.D. from a Top Tier Law School
• Bar Admission in PA or capability to obtain PA Bar Admission within 12 months
• Strong business acumen and ongoing commitment to partnering with the business
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Must be able to clearly and concisely convey complex concepts to a broad range of business professionals with no specific legal expertise
• Superior analytical ability
- Must be able to effectively evaluate and summarize complex contractual terms and conditions
• Keen sense of ownership
• Collaborative working style

Lutron Electronics' position as the inventor and worldwide leader of lighting controls is founded on our unsurpassed quality, the breadth and depth of our product offerings, and our commitment to delighting our worldwide customers.  Our efforts result in double digit annual growth which, in turn, allows the company to continue to invest in recruiting and retaining the best people we can find to strengthen our relationship with our consumers and customers.  Continuous growth is fueled by our commitment to investing 10% of revenue into R&D, which leads to our ability to constantly develop new technologies and new manufacturing processes that, in turn, drive the creation of new or better products and services.  Saving the world over $1 billion a year in electricity and lowering the carbon footprint for many companies and households is a tremendous source of pride for the entire Lutron family.

Lutron controls are as comfortable in the mansions of movie stars and captains of industry as they are in every home on Main Street.  They can be found in the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center, throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and Africa; in The White House, Mickey Mouse's house, and, most likely, in YOUR house.

Lutron offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and a dynamic and professional work environment.  We also offer continued growth through increased job responsibilities, courses offered through Lutron University, and advancement opportunities. For more information view our website at www.lutron.com.  EOE/AA

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