Sulzer Pumps US Inc. In House Counsel - Contracts Specialist in Houston, Texas

Pumps Equipment, a division of Sulzer Ltd, is a global leader in the development and supply of pumping solutions and related equipment to its key markets oil and gas, power, and water. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment where diversity is valued as a key driver for success.

SUMMARY:

This person will be responsible for ensuring continuous best-practice compliance and improvement within Sulzer Pumps – Americas in the daily process of reviews, exceptions and negotiations of all assigned contracts. As a member of a small legal department, this person will support a diverse team of technical, sales, and project management professionals, providing guidance on contract obligations and associated risks.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Analyze, revise, and support negotiation of terms and conditions with customers and suppliers for custom manufactured products and services in accordance with established legal parameters. Interact with internal and external customers throughout the contract review process to develop and maintain good relationships.

  • Manage and resolve all customer disputes, litigation, bankruptcy, and employee, agency, distributor, sales representative, and contractor agreements as assigned

  • Assist International Trade Compliance Officer in drafting and preparing appropriate documents/licenses and permit applications to meet governmental requirements and business needs. Partner with internal customers to implement export controls and international trade compliance.

  • Research, track, and analyze law, legislation, regulations, and policies applicable to Sulzer’s business in assigned area of subject matter expertise

  • Develop and share best practices, work processes, systems and tools, based on experience gained in a portfolio of independent projects

  • Prepare general corporate and commercial legal documents as assigned and perform other general paralegal functions

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate and assist in employee training regarding contracts and compliance matters

  • Support, cooperate with, and participate in company-wide LEAN and EHS Management System which includes following all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures. Support and cooperate in company-wide Quality Management effort.

  • Perform other duties as necessary

TOTAL PERCENT OF TIME:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors’ Degree and experience in corporate setting

  • Minimum of 5 years of contracts negotiation/administration experience (warranty, indemnity, etc.)

  • Extremely organized, with ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work under pressure

  • Display great teamwork and deliver results with strong communication skills

  • Employ a proactive approach to overcoming challenges

  • Candidates with corporate legal experience and/or paralegal qualifications are encouraged to apply.

  • Proficiency with office systems and Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Fully fluent in English; fluency in Spanish is a plus

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasional business travel may be required

We are proud to be an E-Verify & EEO-AA employer M/F/D/V and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace

Nosotros nos enorgullecemos de ser un empleador "E-Verify" & EEO-AA, M/F/V/D" y mantiene un sitio de trabajo Libre de Drogas

Sulzer abides by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity , national origin, or other protected status . In addition, Sulzer takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other protected status. For contact information, send an email to Leslie Cardenas, Recruiting Specialist at recruitingame@sulzer.com .