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Inhouse Lawyer/Corporate Counsel

Location: Belfast, ANT, United Kingdom
Date Posted: May 17, 2021
Closing Date: May 21, 2021

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Inhouse Lawyer/Corporate Counsel

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience

Benefits: 25 Days annual leave, car allowance, company pension scheme, share scheme, employee assistance programme and retail discount scheme

Location: Northern Ireland

Neither relocation or sponsorship are offered for this position

Limited travel may be required to see internal clients and lawyers, with an expectation of approximately 5-10%.

Your Work Shapes the World
Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.

Caterpillar Inc. seeks to employ an Inhouse Lawyer/ Corporate counsel to join its in-house legal division, as part of the Commercial Contracts Team.  This individual will provide legal support on commercial transactions, with primary responsibility for drafting a wide range of agreements.  

The candidate should be comfortable managing a large volume of matters, be skilled at prioritization and be able to adjust quickly to accommodate business needs. 

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts, including technology, services, testing, marketing and advertising, contract manufacturing, purchasing, supply, national account and others; 

  • Drafting sweepstakes, promotions and marketing programs; 

  • Working with internal clients to ensure agreements accurately reflect the business needs and protect the company; 

  • Counseling business clients on risks in agreements;

  • Working with Caterpillar’s regional and substantive lawyers around the world to ensure agreements properly reflect Enterprise risk tolerances, and are otherwise drafted and managed in accordance with Enterprise Board Resolutions, Policies and Procedures;

  • Working with outside counsel on a limited, but as needed basis; and

  • Maintaining excellent relationships with internal clients and colleagues. 

Basic Qualifications

We are seeking candidates with significant experience, who can draft agreements efficiently and independently.  The individual should have:

  • Qualified solicitor or barrister in Northern Ireland, or England and Wales;

  • Significant contract drafting expertise, with a preference for in-house legal experience;

  • Solid work history and a strong track record of success with mid to large clients;

  • Superior drafting and communication skills;

  • Strong academic credentials; and

  • The ability to work collaboratively and efficiently with business clients and legal colleagues.

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

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May 17, 2021


United Kingdom

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