• Head of Legal

    Job Locations US-FL-Fort Lauderdale
    Job ID
    2019-2797
    Category
    Legal
    Recruiter
    Welta Torres
  • Who we are:

    Sixt Rent a Car stands for exciting mobility and customer tailored solutions. We lead with innovation, high-quality customer service, premium products and a seamless rental experience. With nearly $3 billion in revenue and a presence in over 100 countries worldwide, it is no wonder we are a global leader in the car rental industry. In the USA, we are experiencing over 30% growth for the last several years, which provides great career opportunities in the future for the right candidates.

     

    Sixt hires with a focus on service-oriented, entrepreneurial team players, who are excited about interacting with customers and colleagues from all over the world. Sixt is more than just renting cars. We have a passion for style, technology, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

     

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    What to expect:

    The Head of Legal reports to the Vice President, Finance USA and will lead our legal team as we experience continuous growth in the U.S. This role will be responsible for providing effective guidance to ensure compliance with rules and regulations, offer counsel on legal issues related to all aspects of the business, act as a legal guardian of the organization, and partner with the business to facilitate organizational growth and development. The successful candidate will also be able to provide effective guidance to mitigate risk exposure, while considering both financial and reputational business impacts.

    What you'll do to be Sixt-cessful:

    • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to senior management on all legal based matters across the business
    • Anticipate legal issues or potential risks to the business, estimate risks and make appropriate strategic recommendations
    • Draft concise agreements that minimize risks
    • Keep abreast of legislative changes and proactively makes recommendations for policy changes accordingly to protect the business
    • Effectively negotiate with external parties where required on legal based business matters
    • Attract, develop, direct, motivate, and drive high performance across direct reports.

    What you'll need:

    • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
    • Member of a State Bar
    • Minimum 8 years of professional legal experience, including law firm and in-house legal counsel
    • Generalist and broad legal knowledge in relevant areas, such as:
      • Commercial Law, in particular (but not exclusively) vehicle sale and buy back contracts, vehicle leasing contracts, real estate lease contracts, airport concession agreements, fair trade practices, consumer protection laws, car rental terms & conditions, payment solutions
      • Employment law
      • Litigation
      • Data & privacy protection law
      • Corporate housekeeping
    • Strong experience in employment law and/or litigation a plus
    • Minimum 3 years of experience leading or supervising junior attorneys
    • Experience managing external legal counsel (selection process, budget control, etc.)
    • Ability to develop legal strategy and set objectives in line with the business direction and needs
    • Financial acumen to understand the cost implications on the business
    • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas
    • Excellent judgement and analytical skills
    • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills in the English language
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future.

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