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Senior Counsel (f/m/d) South Germany - Home Office

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

As Senior Counsel (f/m/d), you will act as the primary attorney for the Systems sub-vertical (SV) businesses of TE’s Industrial (IND) Business Unit, together a USD 200M+ division. In this key role with global scope, you will also act as the interface between the Law Department and your internal clients from the EMEA Sales team of the IND BU, with a particular focus on the markets in German speaking countries. As their business partner, you are the central point of contact for legal advice and risk management to the operating unit and, in particular, counsel to the business leadership team. The position requires an active participation also in the decision-making with respect to the formation of strategy and operating plans, together with all other aspects of running a sub-vertical organization.

The Senior Counsel (f/m/d) must be able to balance their leadership role of being a supportive business partner, while protecting the BU and Enterprise from commercial and compliance risks. This position reports directly to the BU lead counsel and indirectly to the General Manager of the Systems business.

Key Responsibilities

Legal Advice: 

  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements, both with counterparties in the EMEA markets and in an international and cross-border context 
  • Coordinate, monitor, provide advice and identify key issues in daily business and ad hoc projects
  • Collaborate with the company’s attorneys in other regions and other subject matter experts, in particular the IND BU legal team members on all interface matters between the EMEA Sales and the Systems SV teams and the other businesses and functions in IND BU, including on a global scale with Systems business partners, especially customers
  • Effectively promote a culture of compliance within the business, including providing training and investigations support as necessary; embrace a culture of compliance as a strategic differentiator for the business
  • Continuous training of the business and EMEA Sales team


Mergers and Acquisitions:  

  • Assist in due diligence, integration and related activities, as required, also in target identification activities within the SV and IND; 
  • Assume an impactful role in the integration of a recently acquired business into the Industrial BU


Compliance Management: 

  • Ensure effectiveness of the company’s compliance program within the respective operating unit
  • Provide compliance training in order to educate employees regarding company policies and compliance requirements
  • Oversee the business partner management program (third party risk assessment) for all Systems/EMEA related business partners


Claims Management: 

  • Provide legal advice on quality, warranty and product liability issues and manage outside counsel on the litigation of such matters, in close collaboration with the responsible product teams and the IND BU legal colleagues, including navigating the TE internal landscape of cross-BU claims handling and interface matters with the Channel BU and the distribution partner network


Dispute Resolution: 

  • Manage disputes and provide guidance to management on the company’s exposure


Legal Policies:  

  • Support the continuous development of the legal department’s policies, procedures and templates
  • Take ownership of TEOA related initiatives of the Law Department and the BU legal team

What your background should look like:

  • Licensed to practice law with a law degree from a recognized university and solid academic records
  • A minimum of 8 years’ post-qualification experience, ideally two to five years in an in-house legal capacity, advising on commercial legal matters in an international environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proactive work style; exercising sound judgement based on objective analysis, wisdom gained from experience, and key stakeholder input
  • Keen interest to develop an in-depth understanding of all aspects of the business, with a view to becoming a trusted adviser also beyond legal counsel, including strategic objectives, competitive landscape, product applications and macro trends impacting the Systems products
  • Assertiveness and strong communication in negotiation settings; familiarity with advising senior executives on the above defined tasks and managerial courage
  • Fluency, both oral and written, in English, German, and, preferably, one other major internationally recognized language
  • Intercultural competence and work experience in a global business environment; flexibility to develop strong relationships with multiple departments in a large, matrixed organization
  • Exhibiting calmness under pressure; leading by example in crisis-like situations; seeks out, accepts and gives constructive guidance
  • Creating a climate in which people operate towards a common vision of the future
  • Sharing ownership and accountability for the outcome of executive decision-making


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.


What TE Connectivity offers:
We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Generous 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits start on day one
  • Charity Donation Matching Program
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Healthcare for Associates and Families
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Life Insurance and Disability Protection

Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.


Niederwinkling, BY, DE, 0000

City:  Niederwinkling
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  73425
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Legal

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