Commercial Legal Counsel (Rye)

Compensation

: $119,650.00 - $200,760.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Legal



At Cree | Wolfspeed, we've spent more than 30 years developing industry firsts as a leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology. Not familiar with all of our products? That is because we are a part of the invisible revolution; if we do our job right you will never know we were there. Our products make impossible possible like our LEDs that power cities to our Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) components that power electric vehicles, solar energy, telecommunications and industrial, military and aerospace solutions. We believe in enabling the world to do more with less. That's why we encourage each other to think unconventionally, take ownership and solve real problems. Interested in a career at Cree | Wolfspeed? We want to meet you. Submit your application now. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Commercial Legal Counsel
Job Locations US-NC-Durham
Requisition ID
2019-8360
Category (Portal Searching)
Legal
Job Description
JOB DESCRIPTION
We currently have an opening for a Commercial Legal Counsel within our Legal Department. This position is located at our headquarters facility in Durham, North Carolina.
Summary:
This Commercial Legal Counsel position will provide legal support for the commercial needs of each of our business units, including interactions with Sales, Customer Service, Operations & Supplier Relations, Facilities, Finance, and Marketing. The preferred candidate must be able to work independently and balance multiple priorities, while responding quickly to client demands for this high growth business. This position reports to the Associate General Counsel - LED, Power, and RF Products. The Cree Legal Department is a challenging and dynamic work environment, and we are looking for a talented legal professional with drive and determination to join our team.
Job Responsibilities:
The position will be responsible for providing legal advice and representation to Cree, Inc. and its subsidiaries worldwide on matters relating to its business, as assigned. Specific responsibilities may include:
* Providing day-to-day legal counseling on issues arising from each of the business units (i.e., RF, power, SiC materials, and LED chips, components, and modules).
* Preparing, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts relating to the development, marketing, and sale of products, such as sales agreements (including contracts with government agencies and contractors), distribution agreements, sales representative agreements, joint development agreements, marketing agreements, and quality assurance agreements.
* Providing legal support to the procurement function, including preparing, reviewing, and negotiating vendor agreements, consulting agreements, contract manufacturing agreements, basic license agreements, and supply chain process documents.
* Providing legal support to facilities functions, including preparing, reviewing, and negotiating leases, subleases, and property purchase agreements, and advising on environmental matters and facility safety processes and procedures.
* Managing risk and business expenses through the design and implementation of the company's global property and casualty insurance programs. Responsibilities may include managing insurance claims, including monitoring product liability and recall actions, and preparing insurance applications.
* Investigating and resolving commercial disputes pre-litigation and supporting litigation counsel in matters that cannot be amicably resolved.
* Providing other legal advice and support as requested.
Requirements:
* Juris Doctor from a top-tier law school with superior academic credentials.
* Admission in good standing to a state bar.
* Minimum 5 years of legal practice with significant commercial contract drafting and negotiating experience involving complex commercial transactions.
* Self-starter who can assess risk quickly and adapt to competing business priorities.
* Highly-motivated individual who understands that success requires hard work and determination.
Preferences:
* Prefer 5-7 years of relevant legal practice experience.
* Prefer candidates who have worked in a large law firm (> 30 attorneys) doing relevant legal work.
* Prior in-house commercial legal experience at a global company a plus, but not required.
* Prefer some international law experience in the matters stated above.
* Prior antitrust experience is a plus.
* Admission to State Bar of North Carolina (or availability of reciprocity with the North Carolina bar) is a plus.
Overview
At Cree | Wolfspeed, we've spent more than 30 years developing industry firsts as a leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology. Not familiar with all of our products? That is because we are a part of the invisible revolution; if we do our job right you will never know we were there. Our products make impossible possible like our LEDs that power cities to our Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) components that power electric vehicles, solar energy, telecommunications and industrial, military and aerospace solutions.
We believe in enabling the world to do more with less. That's why we encourage each other to think unconventionally, take ownership and solve real problems. Interested in a career at Cree | Wolfspeed? We want to meet you. Submit your application now.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This Commercial Legal Counsel position will provide legal support for the commercial needs of each of our business units, including interactions with Sales, Customer Service, Operations & Supplier Relations, Facilities, Finance, and Marketing. The preferred candidate must be able to work independently and balance multiple priorities, while responding quickly to client demands for this high growth business. This position reports to the Associate General Counsel - LED, Power, and RF Products. The Cree Legal Department is a challenging and dynamic work environment, and we are looking for a talented legal professional with drive and determination to join our team., * Juris Doctor from a top-tier law school with superior academic credentials. * Admission in good standing to a state bar. * Minimum 5 years of legal practice with significant commercial contract drafting and negotiating experience involving complex commercial transactions. * Self-starter who can assess risk quickly and adapt to competing business priorities. * Highly-motivated individual who understands that success requires hard work and determination. Preferences: * Prefer 5-7 years of relevant legal practice experience. * Prefer candidates who have worked in a large law firm (> 30 attorneys) doing relevant legal work. * Prior in-house commercial legal experience at a global company a plus, but not required. * Prefer some international law experience in the matters stated above. * Prior antitrust experience is a plus. * Admission to State Bar of North Carolina (or availability of reciprocity with the North Carolina bar) is a plus.


Associated topics: business, compliance department, compliance office, courtroom, internal, lawyer, legal, legal affairs, llp, market * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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