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John Deere Mexico General Counsel in Garza Garcia, Mexico

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Title: Mexico General Counsel

Primary Location: Mexico (MX) - Nuevo León (MX-NLE) - Garza Garcia

Function: Legal

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provides legal service to Deere & Company's operations in Mexico (except for John Deere Financial businesses, which has distinct legal support).

  • Independently renders opinions concerning complex legal matters requiring significant expertise, consults with and advises the Deere businesses in Mexico.

  • Advises the Deere businesses in Mexico concerning significant commercial transactions and regulations, finance issues, domestic or international laws and regulations, claim liability, litigation and risk management and other legal.

  • Collaborates closely with other members of the global law services group to achieve effective delivery of services to the Deere business client in Mexico.

  • Retains and manages outside counsel.

  • Participates as a key member of the Mexico leadership team to provide insights on key legal issues.

  • Provides mentorship to Legal Process Administrator in Mexico.

What Skills You Need:

  • Must demonstrate an understanding of Corporate Governance, commercial contracting, distribution and trade regulation, dispute resolution and litigation under Mexican law.

  • An understanding of Mexican employment law and/or environmental law is a plus, but not required. Possess high level of business acumen to work with business partners to find solutions to business needs and legal requirements that are in compliance.

  • Keen attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Must model desired employee and leadership behaviors and act in a manner consistent with the Deere Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Exemplary skills in management and building relationships with reports and business clients.

  • Proficient in English as a second language.

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience (preferably 5 to 7) in-house at a multi-national company.

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience (preferably 3 to 5) at a reputable Mexican law firm.

  • Availability and willingness to travel up to 15% of the time.

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Technical background in manufacturing is a plus, but not required.

Education (or equivalent experience):

  • Law Degree, actively licensed in good standing in Mexico.

This position will be posted for a minimum of 7 business days and unposted when a qualified pool of candidates is achieved.

Candidates must have the necessary work permits to work in the country.