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Legal Specialist

Date: May 16, 2022

Location: Beijing, Beijing, CN, 100015

Company: John Deere

There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: China (CN) - Beijing  - Beijing  
Function: Legal
Title: Legal Specialist - 79969

Your Position:

Major Purpose

Prepares and drafts legal research documents, conducts internal document research, interviews Company personnel and drafts responses to discovery requests. Independently writes legal briefs and drafts legal documents. Acts independently and uses extensive legal knowledge obtained through experience to review and analyze legal documents. Reviews pending legislation and analyzes current laws. Independently communicates with external counsel or external contacts to obtain a specific outcome (i.e. negotiate a settlement). Interviews potential witnesses. Directs the search and retrieval of information from electronic and other files, and analyzes collected information for relevancy in responding to discovery requests. Provides direct guidance to lower level Paralegals; may provide direct supervision of subordinate employees and/or team.

Major Duties

  1. Maintain, track, and update data of all China legal entities on hCue (legal system) and develop a process to ensure it accurate and updates
  2. Annual inspection and certification of China legal entities
  3. Assist in reviewing and managing contracts in Total Contract Management tool
  4. Identify the issues and provide business clients guidance together with legal counsel(s)
  5. Manage and secure the appropriate use of company seal / stamp, and implement and make continuous improvement to company stamp use process
  6. Support in corporate governance matters, update BOD information, filings with MoFCOM on monthly basis
  7. Support to obtain business license, manage property leases, land certificates management, power of attorney process
  8. Manage communication with various units and functions for fulfill the above responsibilities, including Ag & Turf, JDPS, C&F, etc. throughout China

Responsibilites

  1. Manage vendor and outside counsel relations (outside counsel score card) including vendor / outside counsel selection and tracking legal department fee payment
  2. Handle legal entities registries, including present and justify the business case of legal documents in front of local authorities.
  3. Legal Reps signatures and associated process
  4. Subsidy applications support, review other commitment letters including HR, logistics social credit system related, etc.
  5. Matter management reports including litigations, budget, contingent liability, legal matters, etc.

Required

  1. Ability to develop business cases and funding strategies.
  2. Performs more complex functions, understands principles, and may teach others. Knowledge of legal and compliance issues governing a process or set of processes.
  3. Understands the Legal department functions and how the department's work fits within the Enterprise.
  4. Skill in project management. Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
  5. Has a good understanding of the principles and can independently use the knowledge
  6. Has good Computer skills, and tech savvy
  1. Ability to develop business cases and funding strategies.
  2. Performs more complex functions, understands principles, and may teach others. Knowledge of legal and compliance issues governing a process or set of processes.
  3. Understands the Legal department functions and how the department's work fits within the Enterprise.
  4. Skill in project management. Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
  5. Has a good understanding of the principles and can independently use the knowledge
  6. Has good Computer skills, and tech savvy

Education

  1. Degree in a Law or equivalent experience
  2. Degree in an Accounting/Finance discipline or equivalent experience.
  3. Degree in a Social Sciences discipline or equivalent experience.
  4. Miscellaneous degree or equivalent experience.
  1. Degree in a Law or equivalent experience
  2. Degree in an Accounting/Finance discipline or equivalent experience.
  3. Degree in a Social Sciences discipline or equivalent experience.
  4. Miscellaneous degree or equivalent experience.

Skills, Abilities, Knowledge

Understands the Legal department functions and how the department's work fits within the Enterprise.
Understanding of the business operations and the organizational structure.
Ability to use standard desktop load applications such as Microsoft Office plus intranet and internet functions.
Ability to perform legal research using the internet plus various on-line tools and CD-ROM programs.
Understands legal issues affecting area of responsibility, able to identify issues associated with assigned tasks, and able to spot ethical issues in practice.
Ability to use various department specific computer programs.

What You'll Get
At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package. 

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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