JLG Industries ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

COMPANY PROFILE

At Oshkosh Defense, we stand behind those who dedicate their lives to protecting others. Every day we strive to meet or exceed our customers' ever-changing needs with next generation defense technologies and advanced systems. We operate with unparalleled commitment to those who depend on our products and services worldwide to perform their missions.

Oshkosh Defense is a segment of Oshkosh Corporation, which is a Fortune 500, multi-billion dollar company. At Oshkosh Corporation we are dedicated to designing and building the world's toughest specialty trucks, truck bodies, and access equipment by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them.

SUMMARY

Provide legal services, review and advice at the direction of the Segment General Counsel-Defense. This person will provide the defense business advice and support on: all varieties of defense business, defense contracts and defense-related commercial contracts with a focus on international defense business, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and compliance with pertinent foreign laws and regulations, U.S. federal contracting regulations and compliance, bid/quote/proposal documents and related regulatory matters. This individual will be expected to: manage relationships with in-house clients including corporate executives and business and operating unit management, participate in and/or support negotiations with customers and potential customers and establish relationships with, and manage, outside counsel, including foreign local counsel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Negotiate, draft and review defense-related agreements, international agreements, supply chain agreements, service and maintenance agreements, and other transaction agreements. Manage the flow and provide internal client service with respect to these agreements.

  2. Function as a liaison between Segment General Counsel-Defense and other internal customers such as ISS (International Shared Services), defense program groups and defense contracts team members.

  3. Review domestic and international bid documents to identify legal and related issues.

  4. Draft, review, negotiate and/or modify international intermediary agreements, direct commercial contracts and related agreements; manage legal and regulatory compliance with respect to the foregoing.

  5. Establish foreign counsel relationships for foreign markets and efficiently manage their provision of legal services. Travel overseas, as necessary, to support legal needs of defense international client.

  6. Stay current on relevant legal and regulatory changes to bring forward business opportunities and provide advice on and manage associated risk.

  7. Provide strategic input and evaluate proposals to ensure contract requirements are adequately defined and documented and meet legal specifications and make recommendations to mitigate and/or eliminate legal risks.

  8. Ensure that contract and related business activities are in full compliance with legal/governmental requirements (FCPA and other anti-bribery regimes, applicable foreign laws and regulations, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, Defense Contract Management Agency and Defense Contract Audit Agency).

  9. Maintain oversight of cross-functional projects and initiatives and report progress to Deputy General Counsel-Defense.

  10. Review legal compliance of international business practices, internal labor charges, purchase orders, quotes, proposals, bids, and specifications.

  11. Ensure legal compliance of negotiations/modifications, review contract revisions, contract schedules, interpret contract language.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • J.D. from a law school and member in good standing of the bar of at least one state

  • 7-10 plus years of post J.D. experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with international defense business

  • Current knowledge of federal contracting law and regulations

  • Experience with government contracts

  • Experience in an in-house department

  • CFCM (Certified Federal Contracts Manager), CCCM (Certified Commercial Contracts Manager), or CPCM (Certified Professional Contracts Manager) designations, or equivalent experience

  • Ability to communicate effectively, deal diplomatically with internal and external customers, work independently, prioritize and manage numerous projects

Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.

Oshkosh Corporation will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Oshkosh Corporation's legal duty to furnish information.

Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.