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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Professional Services

Ottawa, US

Apply by:  15-03-2019

Legal Counsel

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.

Purpose of the position

Responsible for Kalmar legal support in North and Latin America market areas to protect organization's reputation and business interests and ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Responsible for legal support in contract negotiations and reviews as well as dispute and litigation management in North and Latin America.
  • Function as US law specialist in Kalmar legal team: provide US law support to other Kalmar lawyers as well as Cargotec lawyers.
  • Establish strong relationships with key business stakeholders and proactively support their decision making from legal perspective and implement legal policies and processes in conjunction with other Kalmar lawyers.
  • Is responsible for implementing legal processes, practices and controls within the AMER and LATAM market areas and educating the organization with legal matters. 

We expect from you


  • US law degree from a reputable university
  • 3+ years of broad business law experience in a global environment, from a heavy industry sector or global industrial firm and/or law firm


  • Tries new ways to do things: can take different roles and tries new ways of doing something when the situation requires and comes up with alternative approaches/working methods

  • Is proactive: recognizes and acts on upcoming opportunities, takes short-term steps to overcome an obstacle and action to tackle an upcoming problem, 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, and 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 mis and identifies the key issues that need to be tackled.

  • Provides constructive feedback: provides timely and constructive feedback, encourages individuals by expressing positive expectations when giving corrective feedback and reassures others after a set-back by discussing the strengths the person can use to overcome the difficulties.

  • Improves service: asks for customer feedback and takes action for improvement and beyond normal customer expectations and makes real attempts to add value for the customer.

  • 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

Key internal and external stakeholders: Kalmar legal team and other Cargotec lawyers, business representatives, customers and external law firms.

Other information

Reasonable amount of traveling required


We offer you

Kalmar offers a competitive compensation and benefit package, including 401(k), Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance plans, paid vacation and 9 paid holidays.

Further information

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 Corporation. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.


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