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In-House Legal Counsel

Kempower - United States

Are you…

  • Eager to work for sustainable mobility with innovative electric vehicle charging solutions?
  • Goal-oriented and do you feel energized when making a true difference?

 

Our client, Kempower, is seeking an experienced and hands-on In-House Legal Counsel to support the company’s expansion into the US market where it will rapidly build a team and scale its operations to better serve current and future US-based customers. You’ll be responsible for developing and implementing the in-house legal functions including assessing risks to optimize the company’s contracts to best support its business model and goals for the United States.  Hence, we expect you to take a proactive and leading role in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts. The candidate we are seeking will have a genuine commercial interest in a broad range of legal matters including compliance, IP, Data Protection, and Privacy. As a key member of Kempower’s legal team, it’s important that you are comfortable working independently while enjoying being part of a fast-paced, innovative, international organization. To be successful in this position you need to be able to assess complex issues, identify and suggest solutions and communicate them clearly. Your strong project management skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining excellence will be great assets. You also need to be comfortable and skilled in cross-cultural collaboration and teamwork with an outstanding ability to navigate among internal and external stakeholders to find ways of accelerating the growth of Kempower’s business. With your positive mindset and Can-Do approach, you will find it easy to connect and communicate with people at various levels in the organization including providing internal training on legal matters. This position reports to the General Counsel in Finland and is based at Kempower’s production facility under development (East Coast), with the possibility to work remotely. Travel of up to 20% annually.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide support and advice to Kempower´s business and support functions on various legal matters
  • Oversee all corporate legal governance matters and ensure compliance with federal and state legislation
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts, particularly in the areas of sales, distribution, sourcing, ICT procurement/licensing, and R&D
  • Provide legal support to various corporate support functions (R&D, Marketing, Finance etc.)
  • Support Kempower’s business in its procurement and bidding processes while managing risk within the use of contracts
  • Educate and train employees in relevant legal topics, including relevant compliance topics
  • Support and drive compliance efforts in areas of relevance to Kempower’s US operations, including Labor and Employment, Corporate Law, trade law, privacy law, business ethics etc.
  • Promote a supportive work environment that upholds Kempower’s values of Together, Impact, Integrity, and Courage

 

 What We Expect from You

Your experience & education

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school Gunilla
  • Min 7 – 10 years of relevant work experience, preferably in an in-house legal function
  • Deep understanding of general contracts and commercial law
  • Ability to function as a Business Partner in a fast-paced, international environment
  • Ability to assess complex issues and develop solutions for the best possible outcomes

 

Skills, Traits & Style

  • A business-oriented legal mindset and capacity to take on responsibility and grow with a role that will evolve over time
  • Outstanding English communication skills, both verbal and written excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Extremely detail-oriented with the ability to adapt to a constantly growing business. Your ability to take initiative with a solution-oriented approach along with excellent collaboration skills are essential for success in this role
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build long-lasting relationships with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Organized and analytical with an affinity for complex problem-solving, time management, and multitasking
  • A proactive self-starting personality and willingness to work as a team
  • A hands-on, open-minded, versatile, enthusiastic can-do attitude while embracing continuous learning

 

What We Offer Is More Than Just a Job

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • The opportunity to be at the forefront of the fast-charging industry, and get to witness and influence the future of electric transportation
  • An open and flexible work culture where everyone’s voices are heard

 

About Kempower

Kempower is an electric vehicle DC (Level 3) Fast Charging company that designs and manufactures the best DC Fast Charging solutions and services for EVs all over the world. It is headquartered in Lahti, Finland, has a strong foothold in the Nordic countries and Europe, and is now expanding rapidly into the U.S. market. The company primarily serves three segments: charge point operators, fleet operators, and OEMs.  Kempower is best known for its user-friendly technology and dynamic and scalable power distribution: ONE Kempower power unit can provide power for up to EIGHT individual charging posts and can be adjusted to the needs of each vehicle.

Its unique charging management system, Kempower ChargEye™, is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, cloud-based system for charge point operators and retailers, bus and truck operators, and off-highway vehicle fleets. When Kempower chargers are connected to the ChargEye™ system, customers can easily monitor, manage, and diagnose the day-to-day operations of both the chargers and vehicles. ChargEye™ ensures that a commercial vehicle fleet is always ready for duty when needed while optimizing energy costs and managing battery health.

The Kempower Power Unit consists of power modules which makes it easily scalable: more modules can be added when demand grows, and power is needed. Moreover, maintaining and servicing the device is much easier compared to traditional chargers, which has a positive effect on charger uptime. For more information and inspiration, visit their website and watch this video.

 

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