Legal Job opening : Legal Counsel at Advance Auto Parts

About Company

Founded in Roanoke, VA in 1932, Advance Auto Parts is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. Our family of companies operate more than 5,100 stores across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands under four brands, Advance Auto Parts, Carquest Auto Parts, WORLDPAC and Autopart International.

Job Description

Candidate Expectation:

  • Licensed Legal Practitioner with excellent academic records and a law degree from a top Indian or international law school;
  • Minimum of 7 – 9 years post-qualification legal experience in a well-regarded Indian law firm or in-house position with a major global US public company with a robust compliance program;
  • Outstanding analytical, writing and oral communication skills;
  • Strong legal technical skills related to corporate, contracting and employment law matters;
  • Proven project management experience, strong drafting, problem-solving and negotiation skills, excellent organizational skills, as well as the ability to work well in a dynamic and demanding environment while producing high- quality work in a timely manner;
  • Constructive approach to dealing with conflict, and ability to influence and achieve successful results while building strong relationships across functions;
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of, and effectively resolve, problems;
  • Strong interpersonal and consultative skills; ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with individuals at all levels;
  • Ability to think strategically and provide leadership when needed;
  • Ability to expeditiously identify issues, assess and balance risk, and provide legally sound, pragmatic and actionable recommendations consistent with good business practices and commercial objectives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advising senior management on workplace statutory compliances, such as POSH committees and CLRA compliance, as well as HR legal compliance audits;
  • Providing relevant legal and compliance trainings relevant to members of the Leadership and Executive Committee;
  • Partnering with HR to carry out workplace investigations, internal grievance procedures, domestic inquiries, and disciplinary actions;
  • Working with the GCC Managing Director for different needs and play the role of legal advisory, including providing support for GCC governance matters;
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and amendments for customers and vendors/service providers to comply with legal standards, corporate policy and business objectives;
  • Supporting compliance-oriented risk assessments, due diligence and ongoing monitoring of current and future third parties;
  • Advising HR and the business on local level data privacy matters;
  • Developing and/or reviewing employee-related contracts; assisting with employment law compliance, including legal work with respect to employee documents, policies, Shops and Establishments Acts compliances, review of compensation and benefit programs and plans, etc.;
  • Collaborating with counterparts in various location(s), including risk oversight or centralized services, such as Ethics and Compliance, Risk, Audit, Security, Procurement, Finance, and Tax to ensure appropriate delivery for all business units;
  • Identifying, analyzing and tracking new and updated/amended laws, regulations, and rules, and working closely with outside counsel, market intermediaries and institutions to track changes in these compliance requirements; provide analysis to identify and educate business lines potentially impacted;
  • Engaging, supervising and managing legal spend for local outside counsel;
  • Building relationships with key regulators, including the Department of Telecommunications and Ministry of Labour and Employment; and
  • Supporting specific training needs working with enterprise groups and partnering with groups to deliver integrated education for key programs.

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