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Legal Counsel, M&A/Corporate Governance

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Date: Aug 3, 2019

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022-2692

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances.  Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world. 


Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet consumer needs.  As a result, we have been recognized as one of the world's 100 most innovative companies by Business Week magazine and the Boston Consulting Group.  Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation was ranked among the Top 20 Innovators in Consumer Products by The Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates and Fortune magazine.



Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for Legal Counsel, M&A/Corporate Governance.  


What You Will Do

  • Subject Matter Expertise:  

    • Assist in development of business and deal strategy for global M&A transactions and advise management regarding transaction risks, requirements and status

    • Support all aspects of global M&A transactions including negotiation, diligence and closing

    • Advise management on legal issues under federal securities law, compliance with NYSE listing standards, Delaware law,  corporate governance regulations, and company policies

    • Prepare/review SEC filings and other disclosures

    • Support corporate finance/treasury transactions

  • Business Partner:

    • Partner with and provide legal support to the Corporate Strategy and Business Development function in connection with M&A opportunities and competitive intelligence initiatives.

    • Advise and collaborate with Corporate Center functions including Finance, Treasury, Risk Management, Investor Relations, HR/Benefits, and Executive Compensation groups in connection with corporate legal matters.

  • Management Skills:  

    • Assist in development of processes and tools to drive quality and efficiency for key workstreams

    • Develop and administer effective legal training and practical guidelines to business partners in the areas of confidentiality, antitrust, corporate governance, contracts, and other relevant areas    

Qualifications - What You Need To Succeed



  • Law Degree required


Leadership Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills in order to inspire followership globally

  • Strong judgment and attention to confidentiality in sensitive situations

  • Ability to resolve issues effectively, diplomatically and efficiently


Technical Skills:

  • At least five (5) years of M&A transactions experience, with specific experience in public and private transactions preferred and securities law and corporate governance issues


Business Skills:

  • Superior intellect, with the ability to think critically and make clear and well-reasoned decisions; ability to see and handle more than the legal issues of a project; strong, pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice; a strategic and innovative thinker who can bring value to his or her clients and find creative solutions to complex legal problems

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate (both orally and in writing) and interact effectively at all levels of an organization; ability to identify critical issues and convey them in a manner that is useful to the client


Process/Project Management Skills:

  • Ability to prioritize and manage a large volume of concurrent projects

Our unique business strategy provides us with an unmatched leadership position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to our brands.  Our strategy allows us to move with greater speed to better serve our trade customers and end consumers around the globe.


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