Legal Counsel (m/f/d) for Procurement & Dispute Management

Hamburg, Germany
30 Nov 2020
03 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Legal Counsel (m/f/d) for Procurement & Dispute Management
Reference number: 11882

The manufacture of wind energy plants in the on-shore segment has been our core competence and passion for around 35 years. With more than 28 GW installed capacity worldwide, our turbines supply sustainable energy to more than 80% of the global energy market and we are one of the largest companies in the wind industry. National subsidiaries in more than 25 markets and production facilities in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the USA, Mexico and India offer our more than 6,500 employees the opportunity for international and intercultural cooperation. We are growing and together driving forward the expansion of alternative energies worldwide - if you wish, from now on with you.
If you are passionate of renewables energies, you love working in teams and you share our values of Integrity, Colleagueship, Respect and Ownership we would like you to join the Nordex Group.

Job description
The group legal department acts as a business partner to all other departments focussing mainly on commercial and corporate law matters in relation to the worldwide activities of the Nordex Group, with focus on the preparation and negotiation of complex agreements for the supply and maintenance of wind turbines and ancillary works for wind farms and associated subcontracts, as well as for the sourcing of wind turbine equipment and components from all over the world. A global team of lawyers, the group legal department operates out of a number of jurisdictions, including Germany, Spain, UK, Ireland, Finland, France, US, Brazil and India, and is divided into several teams with a regional and/or functional focus.
A small team of lawyers based in Hamburg and Pamplona currently focusses on global procurement and supply chain matters and is looking to grow.
The tasks and responsibilities comprise, in particular:
  • drafting and negotiation of a wide range of contracts for the development, manufacture and sourcing of key components with international suppliers and vendors, including cooperation and license agreements in relation to the development and/or use of technical know-how and intellectual property rights
  • claims handling with suppliers and follow-up, in particular in respect to warranty claims (including management of external law firms, where required)
  • adhoc advice in respect of other types of agreements related to the Nordex Group's activities, e.g. real estate or equipment lease, IT-support or research & development cooperations, etc.
  • preparing standard forms and templates, as well as providing legal in-house training to staff
  • reporting to Lead Counsel Procurement based in Pamplona

Job requirements
  • excellent academic qualification and admission to practice law in an EU jurisdiction
  • ideally 3 to 5 years' post-graduation experience in private practice or in-house - experience in the construction and engineering or energy industries is of advantage
  • experience in working in commercial contracts in an international environment
  • strong interpersonal, negotiation, organisation, planning and presentation skills are essential
  • excellent English language skills are a must with ideally one other European language, including ability to negotiate contracts in those languages
  • risk and claim management, as well as insurance know-how are a plus
  • willingness to undertake some travel
Nordex adheres to a policy of equal employment opportunity. All employment decisions are made without regard to religion, age, sex, color, national origin, handicap, or other protected class and in full compliance with all federal and state laws.

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