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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Risk Management

Ottawa, KS, US

Associate Legal Counsel, Kalmar- Americas (Hybrid/Remote)

Kalmar keeps global trade moving. Our innovative solutions contribute to every fourth container movement in the world and help transform the future of cargo handling. We believe in collaboration, delivering on our promises and that people make the difference.




Compensation data

$115,000 - $130,000 

This can be a remote position.

Purpose of the position

Acts as legal counsel for Kalmar Americas Region and Terminal Tractor Division, as the first point of contact in all legal matters for the business, and ensures their issues are solved efficiently and with high quality.  Actively drives continuous development and implementation of processes, practices and tools used within Kalmar Legal.

Main tasks and responsibilities

●    Responsible for legal support in reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts including, sales agreements, purchasing agreements (both direct and indirect) , NDAs, and other contracts;  as also responsible for dispute and litigation management in the Americas region
●    Establish strong relationships and trust with key business stakeholders and proactively support their decision making from a legal perspective 
●    Implementation of legal policies and processes in conjunction with other Kalmar attorneys
●    Implementation of legal processes, practices and controls within the Kalmar Americas region and educating the organization with legal matters
●    Function as US law specialist in Kalmar legal team; provide US law support to other Kalmar attorneys as well as Cargotec attorneys

What you’ll need to succeed

•    Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited university, or foreign equivalent
•    Maintain in good standing a license to practice law in one state in which Kalmar currently has operations/employees or willingness to sit for applicable bar exam with an understanding that continued employment is contingent upon receipt of license to practice law within negotiated time frame

•    2-4 years’ of commercial law experience in a global environment, preferably from a heavy industry sector or global industrial firm with European parent company
•    Latin American business law experience preferred

•    Bi-lingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
•    Understanding of and experience with distribution/dealers, supply chain, equipment sales, services and software licensing and willingness to learn more.
•    Experience with regulatory issues relevant to the industry.
•    Corporate generalist experience including reviewing, drafting and negotiating various types of contracts, compliance including trade compliance, IPR, litigation management, risk management, and products liability.
•    Position will be required to conduct subject matter training for the business; recognize when subject matter expertise is needed from outside counsel; exercise independent judgment and initiative; and recognize when involvement of higher level management is appropriate, necessary and/or mandated.
•    Tries new ways to do things: exercises creative problem solving.
•    Is proactive: recognizes and acts on upcoming opportunities, takes short-term steps to overcome an obstacle and action to tackle upcoming problems, continues to pursue opportunities or problems despite obstacles.
•    Understands the culture: recognizes and uses the corporate culture and language that will produce the best response, recognizes unspoken organizational limitations, knows what is and what is not possible and understands the impact of the organization’s mission and values.
•    Facilitates short-term teaming: pulls together individuals to team around an event (e.g. problem-solving, crisis, client opportunity), clarifies the short-term purpose, expectations and norms, enforces these norms, setts boundaries on behavior and processes and reconciles conflicting interests or objectives.
•    Cuts through complexity: explains the situation or data in a way that is easy to understand, sees useful connections in data or situations that others miss and identifies the key issues that need to be tackled.
•    Improves service: asks for business client feedback and takes action for improvement beyond normal expectations; and makes a real attempts to add value.
•    Understands the market: makes efforts to learn about the market, customers, suppliers, etc., is aware of what current competitors are doing, knows what differentiates own organization from the competition and identifies the unique added value one’s organization can bring to the market.
Networking and Influencing: 
●    Americas region business 
●    Terminal Tractor Division 
●    Kalmar Legal Team and legal teams of Cargotec and other BA’s
●    Other internal and external stakeholders

You will be part of

Kalmar is part of a global organization with over 12,000 employees worldwide- We have a very talented and diverse workforce focused on equity & inclusion.
    We believe in our people as it is our people who really make the difference. 
    We always work in close collaboration with our customers, deliver on our promises and never walk away no matter how big the challenge. 
    We succeed because we do it together. 
    With us, you will have the opportunity to realize your potential and become an important member of our global team.


Interested to join?

Please submit your resume or CV to be considered.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to the heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.


Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.