Howmet Aerospace Inc. (“Howmet”) is currently in search of an Associate Counsel - Commercial to join the Legal organization in Pittsburgh, PA. This position will report to and work closely with the Senior Counsel - Commercial, M&A and Legal Operations in providing legal support to the Company on a wide variety of commercial contracts and other matters, supporting a number of the Company’s business units and resource units. The role is expected to autonomously handle commercial contracts in the sales, procurement, and other commercial and transactional areas, and to provide support on mergers & acquisitions activities and trade compliance matters as needed.
Major Activities / Key Challenges:
Draft, edit and negotiate various commercial contracts, including but not limited to long term supply agreements and purchasing documents, and provide legal guidance to the Company’s business and resource units on business and strategy matters.
Demonstrate knowledge and a working understanding of international trade rules and regulations. This may include, but is not limited to, working with trade compliance leads to ensure import and export laws of the countries where we do business remain in full compliance, in a manner that is consistent with Howmet’s values.
Work on all aspects of a merger, acquisition, or disposition transaction, including but not limited to data room due diligence, competition filings, as well as drafting stock purchase agreements and transition services agreements.
Counsel and conduct preventive law training in areas such as anti-corruption, sales terms and conditions, procurement contracts, and other areas as requested.
Provide practical legal advice and guidance on accomplishing business objectives while managing legal risk and cost.
Coordinate with Regional Legal Counsel and Resource Unit Counsel to provide legal services efficiently and effectively to the Company’s global business units.
Develop a wide variety of general commercial counseling skills by being able to identify and analyze issues in areas such as government contracts, antitrust, and data privacy.
Essential Knowledge / Skills:
Success in this role requires the Associate Counsel – Commercial to consistently demonstrate the following competencies:
Has excellent analytical, writing, editing and oral advocacy skills
Demonstrates, advocates, and promotes Howmet’s values and policies, and compliance and Legal Department practices
Becomes familiar with Howmet’s business structure and the strategic initiatives of the business units associated within their area of practice on a sustained, measured basis
Demonstrates personal commitment and accountability for timely completion of projects, with minimal monitoring or supervision
Ability to work well under time and budget pressures and constraints
Ability to work in a rapidly changing, no frills, results-oriented culture continued learning from active involvement on projects, assignments, and day-to-day work
Active interest in continued professional development through the solicitation and participation in formal and informal learning activities, such as continuous legal education, participation on committees and/or the pursuit of assignments involving the opportunity to work with different attorneys, with different businesses and/or on new work content
Practical problem-solving approach with the application of logic, formal education, research and training to the legal analysis and the development of solutions
Ability to draft in a manner that is clear, precise, and appropriately detailed for the audience and intended purpose
Ability to provide clear direction to the client regarding legal advice and Company policies and procedures
Ability to advocate with the appropriate degree of confidence
Ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and interact with a diverse group of clients, peers, support staff and team members
Ability to effectively perform both as an individual contributor and as a member of a team
Desire to ‘solve the problem’ and ‘add value’ with an understanding of how an assignment fits into a larger transaction, strategy, or initiative
Ability to determine when to solicit the perspectives, experiences, and expertise of others to ensure and check understanding and minimize mistakes
Professionalism, including the management of confidential information
Ability to develop effective working relationships within Howmet’s Legal Department and contacts within resource units and/or business units associated within their area of practice
Ability to travel on behalf of the Company
Law degree (JD) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is currently a member in good standing of the bar of a State, a Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Minimum 4 years as a practicing commercial lawyer working for a law firm or corporate legal department handling sales, procurement, M&A and other commercial matters.
Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
This position entails access to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controlled items and employment offers are conditioned upon an applicant’s ability to lawfully obtain access to such items.
Minimum 4 years of experience as a practicing commercial lawyer working for a law firm or corporate legal department handling sales, procurement, M&A, and trade compliance matters.
About Howmet Aerospace
Howmet Aerospace, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. Howmet Aerospace is transforming the next phase of more fuel-efficient, quieter aerospace engines and sustainable ground transportation.