Head of Legal, North America

This Head of Legal reports to the Vice President, Finance USA and will lead our legal team as we experience continuous growth in the U.S. This role will be responsible for providing effective guidance to ensure compliance with rules and regulations, offer counsel on legal issues related to all aspects of the business, act as a legal guardian of the organization, and partner with the business to facilitate organizational growth and development. The successful candidate will also be able to provide effective guidance to mitigate risk exposure, while considering both financial and reputational business impacts.

What you’ll do to be sixt-cessful:

  • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to senior management on all legal based matters across the business
  • Attract, develop, direct, motivate, and drive high performance across direct reports
  • Effectively negotiate with external parties where required on legal based business matters
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes and proactively makes recommendations for policy changes accordingly to protect the business
  • Anticipate legal issues or potential risks to the business, estimate risks and make appropriate strategic recommendations
  • Draft concise agreements that minimize risks

What you’ll need:

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Member of a State Bar
  • Minimum 8 years of professional legal experience, including law firm and in-house legal counsel
  • Commercial Law, in particular (but not exclusively) vehicle sale and buy back contracts, vehicle leasing contracts, real estate lease contracts, airport concession agreements, fair trade practices, consumer protection laws, car rental terms & conditions, payment solutions
  • Strong experience in employment law and/or litigation a plus
  • Minimum 2 years of experience leading or supervising junior attorneys
  • Experience managing external legal counsel (selection process, budget control, etc.)
  • Ability to develop legal strategy and set objectives in line with the business direction and needs
  • Financial acumen to understand the cost implications on the business
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills in the English language
  • Excellent judgement and analytical skills
  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future
  • Litigation, Data & privacy protection law, Corporate housekeeping

Why Choose Sixt?

As a global mobility service provider, SIXT is well-known for over a century of innovative products and customer-orientated services. The company’s success and dynamic growth is based on their employees’ commitment. We champion an energized work culture, development opportunities and growth potential! In addition, we offer a competitive salary and employee benefits.

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