• Assistant General Counsel - Transactions

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    We are always in search of Difference Makers to help us generate solutions and solve problems so that we can continue flooring the imagination of our customers; while providing value to their lives. We’re redefining flooring with products that not only minimize climate impact but also foster beauty and allow people to connect and thrive.


    If you would like to make a direct impact with a multi-billion Fortune 500 global leader in flooring fashions; while making the world a better place, then we have an exciting Legal opportunity for you! 


    Responsible for assisting Deputy General Counsel manage legal transactions with a particular focus on SEC reporting, public and private debt offerings, commercial borrowing, tax restructuring, M&A and compliance.  The position will also support the daily commercial needs of the Flooring North America division, which will involve the review and drafting of supply and customer contracts, NDAs, licenses and other agreements.  Ability to communicate effectively and keep stakeholders informed is highly valued. 


    • Responsible for all SEC reporting obligations with minimal internal support including principal responsibility for drafting proxy statement, review and comment on annual and quarterly reports, draft periodic reports and manage section 16 filings.
    • Primary responsibility for finance transactions and credit agreement compliance.  Commercial support for treasury function.
    • Coordinate tax restructuring and transfer pricing transactions.  Draft intercompany agreements and manage intercompany commercial and finance transactions.
    • Support domestic and international M&A activity.  Coordinate diligence and anti-trust and other regulatory filings.  Draft ancillary/principal documentation.
    • Participates in negotiation and drafting of customer and vendor contracts.  Provides legal/compliance advice to business operations.
    • Support the corporate secretary’s office in connection with board meeting preparation.
    • Work with internal staff to oversee subsidiary maintenance program.  Oversee database for 200 subsidiaries.
    • Responsible for major corporate policies—sanctions, code of ethics, bylaws, insider trading—and implementing annual trainings.   Implement corporate policies and initiatives.
    • Complete special assignments at the request of the department.
    • Conduct and oversee research into a variety of legal issues.
    • Provide analysis of legal and policy issues.
    • Performs such other duties as required.


    • Minimum of JD degree from top tier accredited law school.
    • Thorough understanding of current federal securities laws.
    • Know how business and organizations work. Understand the cultures of organizations and the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures.
    • Must be open to learning and willing to grow skill set to include corporate and commercial transactions.
    • 4 to 7 years legal with several years’ experience in top tier law firm or corporate law department. Prior inhouse experience preferred but not required.


    • Must be comfortable managing a large number of stakeholders across multiple disciplines and geographies.
    • Must be an excellent communicator and project manager. Knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network.  Knows how to work with teams to meet deadlines and accomplish goals.   Must be highly organized and driven.
    • Ability to draft, negotiate and facilitate wide range of commercial transactions, including: complex commercial agreements, purchase and supply agreements, sales and distribution agreements, intellectual property licenses, etc.
    • Ability to manage a high volume of diverse tasks is essential. Exhibits a “take charge” attitude and takes pride in work.  Should set challenging standards and expectations and be accomplishment focused.
    • The ability to produce an effect without apparent force or direct authority. Incorporates persuasion in a manner unknowing to the other party and with collaboration.
    • Blends people into teams when needed. Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team.  Shares wins and successes.  Fosters open dialogue.  Allows people finish and be responsible for their work.  Defines success in terms of the whole team.  Creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
    • Presentation Skills- The ability to be effective in a variety of formal presentation settings including, one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and managers. Is effective both inside and outside the organization including vendor relationships. Commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation. 
    • Analytical- The ability to examine things to determine its parts or elements. Then reasoning or acting from that perception of the parts and interrelations to achieve the desired result.
    • Strategic Thinking- The ability to envision things ahead clearly. Can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately. Has broad knowledge and perspective.  Is future oriented and can articulate visions and possibilities and likelihoods. Can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.

    EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


    About Mohawk

    Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.


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