Legal Counsel to GKN Aerospace



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Legal Counsel to GKN Aerospace

About GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace is one of the world’s largest independent first tier suppliers to the global aviation industry. With over 100 years aerospace experience, we harness our considerable knowledge and advanced manufacturing technologies to supply high-value, integrated assemblies in both metallic and composite materials. 

GKN Aerospace employs approximately 17,500 people in more than 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries across three continents.

A division of GKN Aerospaceis GKNAerospace Engine Systems - AES.We cooperate with the world's leading producers; we develop and produce components for aircraft and rocket engines with a high technology content. Service and maintenance are part of our business and we offer an extensive range of productivity-boosting services, including sales of spare parts for aircraft engines and aircraft, as well as overhaul and repair of aircraft engines. We have facilities in Sweden, Mexico, Norway, India and the US. We are also opening a new facility very shortly in Malaysia.

Divisional Legal Counsel – GKN Aerospace Engine Systems

The Legal Department at GKN Aerospace is multinational and comprises lawyers whose primary role is to support GKN Aerospace’s corporate and strategic activities. This role is based at the Aerospace Engine Systems HQ in Trollhättan, Sweden and reports to the Divisional Senior Counsel – GKN Engine Systems who is also based in Trollhättan, Sweden.

This role is to support the Engine Systems business in Scandinavia (Sweden and Norway) with respect to its legal matters, and, in collaboration with the GKN Aerospace Americas Legal Team, to take a supporting role with respect to the US Engine Systems businesses.

Your profile

The person we are looking for is a qualified Swedish lawyer with excellent written and spoken English or an equivalent foreign degree in law from an internationally qualified lawyer willing to operate in a multi cultural environment. To succeed at this position we believe that you have at least three to five year of business law experience at a law firm or in-house legal department. You should have good negotiating skills and a proven ability to communicate at all levels across a multi-national organisation. In this role you will handle matters of significance and interact with the most senior levels of leadership within the GKN Aerospace Division. 

We are looking for a person with the following attributes:

Vitality– a lawyer who is highly energised, delivers with pace and fun;

Learning– a lawyer who wants to grow by gaining knowledge and skills;

Empathy– a lawyer that communicates clearly, listens carefully and can engage, without self orientation;

Teamwork– a lawyer that trusts and has the trust of his colleagues, and is willing to work with other members of the team in an open and collaborative way;

Courage– a lawyer that runs toward problems, find solutions and takes ownership;

Judgement– a lawyer who is decisive, makes the right calls – accepting risk carefully managed.

The role involves:

Strategic Advice, supporting corporate and other strategic initiatives affecting the GKN Aerospace Division and GKN Aerospace Engine Systems

Contracts Review and Approval, as a part of a multifunctional team ensure support for example Supply Contracts, Procurement Contracts, Development and Collaboration Agreements, Agents and Consulting Contracts.

Disputes, advising GKN Aerospace Engine Systems with respect to its claims and disputes.

Corporate Strategic Projects, supporting any prospective strategic projects within the Aerospace Engine Systems division.

Export Control – supporting the export control team with maintaining compliance across our business.

Legal Compliance,supporting compliance initiatives or issues; including training and implementation of compliance programmes

Additional information

This is a permanent position on full time, based in Trollhättan, Sweden and you will report to the Divisional Senior Counsel who is also based in Trollhättan, Sweden.

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact;

Rosita von Feilitzen, von Feilitzen & Partners +46 (0)73 540 57 07

Apply with resume, personal letter and degrees.The interview and selection process will be ongoing and we will need your application no later than the 15th October 2018.

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