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Senior Corporate Counsel - Fleet and Operations

Company: Hertz
Location: Bonita Springs
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

The Senior Counsel, Fleet and Operations works closely with various business and functional units on a broad range of matters involving the acquisition and disposition of the company's vehicle fleet. This position is full-time and based in Estero, FL. Subject to business needs week-to-week, the position is staffed in the office Monday through Thursday and works remotely on Fridays. The position will support the company's financial success by providing pragmatic, business focused and risk-based legal counsel and guidance on a wide-array of commercial matters involving the company's most significant physical asset - its fleet. This role reports to the Vice President, Chief Counsel, Operations and will have the opportunity to flex into supporting other legal work associated with Hertz's day-to-day operations, particularly in the Americas, over time. Key responsibilities include: Provide legal support to the company's fleet procurement team. Involves negotiating, drafting, reviewing and analyzing contracts for the purchase of new and used vehicles - with major OEMs and through used vehicle distribution channels. Provide legal support to the company's fleet sales team, including for Hertz's retail automotive sales channel. Advise on issues arising under state and federal laws applicable to automotive purchases and sales. Mitigate legal and financial contractual risks, ensuring fair, favorable, and consistent terms across agreements. Counsel the business on contract interpretation. Support business colleagues in resolving pre-litigation contract disputes. Support the development and improvement of contracting processes. Deliver business-oriented legal counsel in a timely, positive, collaborative and constructive manner. Assist with other matters as needed. Be a vocal advocate and champion for Hertz's culture of adhering to strong ethical standards. Requirements: J.D. with strong academic credentials. Required to be admitted to the bar and in good standing in Florida or admitted to the bar and in good standing in another state and eligible for limited licensure of in-house counsel in Florida. 8 - 10 years of commercial transactions experience in a law firm or corporate law department. Direct experience with the automotive or rental car industry preferred. The ideal candidate will exhibit the following characteristics: Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to effectively explain complex legal issues to non-lawyers. A self-starter; must possess discipline to independently follow up on matters and to work in a fast-paced environment with a high level of autonomy. Must be well organized, detail oriented, and able to manage numerous projects and conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to cooperatively work with Hertz's management, colleagues in the legal department, and outside counsel. Strong interpersonal skills. Excellent business judgment and an ongoing curiosity about how their work fits into the bigger picture. Exceptional customer service skills. Ability to read, write, and fluently speak and understand the English language. The Hertz Corporation operates the Hertz, Dollar Car Rental, Thrifty Car Rental brands in approximately 9,700 corporate and franchisee locations throughout North America, Europe, The Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Hertz Corporation is one of the largest worldwide airport general use vehicle rental companies, and the Hertz brand is one of the most recognized in the world. US EEO STATEMENT At Hertz, we champion and celebrate a culture of diversity and inclusion. We take affirmative steps to promote employment and advancement opportunities. The endless variety of perspectives, experiences, skills and talents that our employees invest in their work every day represent a significant part of our culture - and our success and reputation as a company. Individuals are encouraged to apply for positions because of the characteristics that make them unique. EOE, including disability/veteran

Keywords: Hertz, Bonita Springs , Senior Corporate Counsel - Fleet and Operations, Professions , Bonita Springs, Florida

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