Provides effective legal counsel or support in legal activities for OpCo, Segment, or Group. Counsel activities include training, negotiations, litigation, reviews, as well as the creation and maintenance of legal housekeeping processes, and the management of outside counsel. Requires Juris Doctor degree (or local country equivalent) and admittance to local legal body (e.g., state bar or country bar).
The successful candidate will serve as the lead attorney for all of Water’s operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and will also serve as the point attorney for the global operations of Hach, headquartered in Loveland, Colorado, and OTT, headquartered in Germany. As the point attorney for these businesses, he or she will also be an active member of their leadership teams, responsible for advising on both tactical and strategic issues with legal implications. In broad terms, the position encompasses two major areas of responsibility:
The incumbent would mentor dotted-line Legal & Compliance colleagues sitting at EMEA offices. The position will report directly to the Water Platform VP & GC and will also have accountability to the presidents of Hach and OTT. The position will be based in Dusseldorf or Berlin, Germany.
Set and implement legal strategy, policy and processes. In close consultation with the business and other functional leaders at Hach and OTT, this position is expected to: