Act as Corporate Counsel for the factory on all legal tasks and departmental administrative work (including, but not limited to document archiving, stamp keeping, preparation of materials for BOD meetings).
Provide legal advice to a wide variety of stakeholders, on all issues related to the operation of the factory, including, but not limited to: employment law, labor law, contract law, construction law, customs compliance issues, real estate issues, security issues, confidentiality and privacy law, Stewarship and Compliance, and environmental law.
Work closely with the Senior Corporate counsel at the factory in China for onboarding, training, and knowledge sharing.
Support the factory and business stakeholders, as well as other Corporate Counsels in the company globally, with drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts related to operations at the factory, both in terms of working with contract templates and external parties’ contract templates, including work on operational contracts within supply chain.
Create and maintain standard contract templates and guidelines as part of a defined review cadence, in electronic company document management system.
Support stakeholders with follow-up advice and consultation regarding contract terms and negotiation strategy.
Support stakeholders in providing training to business on contract related issues, e.g. contract templates and contract law.
Provide support on any Operations activity in APAC and global projects.
Assist in the preparation of the factory’s Supervisory Board Meeting agenda and minutes two times per year.
Provide training or arrange for training to different business units at the factory on relevant legal issues, including but not limited to Data Privacy, Intellectual Property, Stewardship, Compliance and Ethics, company policies, as well as preparation for any government visits, audits or possible dawn raids.
Participate in the factory’s management meetings and activities, and share the corresponding responsibilities as a leadership team member in terms of decision-making and risk-controlling, etc.
Law School Degree (such as J.D., LL.M. or equivalent)
Minimum of 7-10 years of (postgraduate) legal experience from an in-house role at a Vietnamese or Global company, or junior to mid-level law firm position.
Proven track record in commercial law matters, including but not limited to contracts, employment law, and compliance matters.
Great ability to identify and outline legal issues and the ability to communicate concisely and to build trust with business stakeholders.
Business Partner mindset.
Able to make effective presentations and conduct training.
An appetite for and ability to learn new skills, as well as the willingness to follow-through on tasks.
Highly collaborative, with a curious mindset and a “can do” approach.
Professional demeanor and maturity.
A real team player.
A leader in action.
Proven ability to advise business clients effectively.
Experience in meeting and working with government authorities.
Fluency in English and Vietnamese
NICE TO HAVE
Experience with crisis planning and management.
Experience with corporate governance matters.
Experience with Data Privacy issues.
Experience with IP issues.
Some travel expected, likely not to exceed 30 days per year