Kansas City Southern Railway Senior Corporate Attorney - Commercial in Kansas City, Missouri

Senior Corporate Attorney - Commercial

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Job Summary:

This position will be the primary point of contact for handling various contract negotiations and drafting, including contracts and other agreements to support the Company’s Purchasing, Real Estate, Engineering, Transportation, Sales/Marketing and Finance areas. This position will also be responsible for advising management on related matters and compliance with applicable laws and regulations related to such contracts and agreements. This position will require an ability to handle multiple types of contracts and work with multiple departments.

Job Duties:

  • Works independently and in coordination with various internal business departments in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts and related documents, including purchasing, shipping/customer contracts, and industry-related contracts.

  • Provides legal support to Purchasing, Real Estate, Engineering, Transportation, Sales/Marketing and Finance areas as dictated by the needs of the departments and the direction of the Associate General Counsel.

  • Provides interpretation to internal clients of required provisions for contracts ensure proper terms and conditions.

  • Assists in the development, review, revision, communication and implementation of contracts templates to ensure proper terms and conditions.

  • Ensures consistency of contract terms with company policies and goals as well as its Vision, Values and Culture.

  • Provides oversight and review of all purchasing documents, including contracts, RFPs, Scope of Work, NDAs, etc.

  • Provides internal support to various departments regarding contract disputes.

  • Supervises and manages work performed by outside counsel on general litigation or legal matters requiring specialized responses.

  • Communicates professionally and effectively with internal clients, General Counsel and Associate General Counsel regarding purchasing transactions, including advising business leaders regarding risk mitigation.

  • Provides back-up and support for other members of the Legal Department as required.

  • Assists the Associate General Counsel and the corporate legal team in all aspects of its corporate practice.

  • Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) - Law

  • Five (5) years law experience in a corporate or law firm setting

  • Four (4) years experience drafting contracts

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience

Certification Requirements:

  • Licensed to practice law in any state, in good standing

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in the railroad or transportation industry

  • Experience drafting procurement and commercial contracts

The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer/Veteran/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Location

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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