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Sr Counsel, Commercial Legal

Company: Tesla
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from across the world. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional product development philosophy of high inter-disciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure, and technical contribution at all levels. You will be expected to challenge and be challenged, to create, and to innovate. These jobs are not for everyone, you must have a genuine passion for producing the best vehicles and energy storage systems in the world. Without passion, you will find what we're trying to do too difficult.The RoleTesla is looking for a talented Senior Commercial Counsel to join our legal team. In this role, you will support business teams on a variety of engineering and commercial transactions. The ideal candidate will demonstrate technical acumen in technology and experience with various types of supply agreements for production parts and raw materials, including minerals, complex licenses & IP technology agreements, software and hardware development agreement, and other essential transactional documents and relationships with Teslas supply chain. A background that incorporates a mixture of law firm, technology and in-house experience is ideal. A strong background in all facets of supply chain issues, including, compliance, IP transactions and commercial law is required. A background in technology or engineering is preferred.This role is expected to develop strategic business relationships with both Teslas suppliers and its internal business leaders and stakeholders, lead & close contract negotiations, drive cost savings initiatives, implement strategic sourcing best practices, limit Teslas supply chain risk and exposure, and provide legal advice and support on transactions supporting the day-to-day operations of the company.QualificationsJ.D. with excellent academic credentials, with admission to at least one state Bar5+ years handling commercial contracts, with a strong background in intellectual property, technology transactions, and commercial law either at a top tier law firm or in-houseProven negotiation, drafting and analytical skills for various types of raw materials, automotive parts, software, hardware, technology transactions and commercial contracts, including handling commercial contract disputes and dispute resolutionExcellent communication skills (verbal and written)Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage multi-faceted projects in a fast-paced environmentSound and practical business judgmentAbility to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teamsProven track record of learning quickly, taking initiative, working proactively, being resourceful and taking on additional responsibilityPreferred QualificationsIn-house legal experienceBackground in technology and/or engineeringAutomotive, solar or energy industry experienceJob Category: Location: Palo Alto, CaliforniaReq. ID: 84316Job Type: Full-timeSDL2017

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