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Compliance Counsel

Department: Law
Location: St. Louis, MO

Nidec Americas Holding Corporation seeks candidates for a Compliance Counsel role to support Nidec Corporation’s businesses in North and South America. This position is located in St. Louis, MO.

About Nidec:

Today, Nidec Corporation is closely associated with approximately 230 group companies all over the world. Nidec is the world's No.1 comprehensive motor manufacturer handling "everything that spins and moves", miniature to gigantic. Aspiring to achieve still higher growth and greater market share, each group company is enhancing its technical capabilities and competitive edge. We are a global leader in the design and manufacture of electric motors and integrated controls. Our motors support a wide variety of applications supporting customers from residential, commercial to industrial markets. Join our team as we develop the next generation of electric motors and integrated controls solutions for our customers.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Rendering legal advice that promotes effective and efficient achievement of operational business goals while balancing risk and minimizing potential legal liability.
  • Providing legal representation, advice, counsel, and opinions in all areas of law affecting NAHC focusing on compliance, trade compliance, labor and employment and policies and procedures.
  • Regularly interfacing with and advising the Senior Counsel and executive management of potential risks in compliance, contractual, financial and legal areas and propose risk mitigation strategies.
  • Managing the compliance responsibilities for Nidec Corporation’s businesses in the Western Hemisphere, including drafting and review of policies and procedures, leading internal investigations and providing training to the various businesses.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating foreign and domestic legal agreements and assisting with various corporate transactions for the businesses of the ACIM group and Nidec Americas companies, such as purchase and sales agreements, terms and conditions, consignment agreements, distribution and sales representative agreements, lease agreement, software license and escrow agreements.
  • Serving as primary liaison between Human Resources and the law department with the goal of ensuring continuous development and improvement in the companies’ processes and practices.
  • Reviewing and drafting correspondence with employees, customers and other outside parties.
  • Helping select and/or directing the work of outside counsel, defining project objectives, managing such projects and managing budgets.
  • Assisting with key initiatives and activities related to compliance and trade compliance.
  • Providing training to management and employees on legal matters and changes in domestic and foreign laws that could impact the businesses of the ACIM Group and Nidec Americas companies.
  • Resolving routine and moderately complex to complex legal matters with minimal supervision.
  • Assisting with M&A and other corporate transactions as needed.
  • Contributing in the creation, development and implementation of processes, procedures, best practices, systems and controls within the Law Department.
  • Studies Constitution, statutes, decisions, and ordinances of quasi-judicial and judicial bodies.
  • May directly supervise one to two employees in the Law Department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with NAHC’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employee; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employee; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree, J.D. degree
  • Admission to a State Bar (with expectation to also gain timely admission to the Missouri Bar)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in compliance, with significant time devoted to advice and counseling, with highly-rated law firm and/or major corporation.  Conversant in a broad range of legal issues.
  • Maturity and strong leadership skills
  • Strong “presence” and the ability to quickly gain the confidence of clients including proven ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to see the big picture along with strong attention to detail and a high degree of follow-through.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to travel 25-40% of the time.

Join our team to grow your career and contribute to Nidec’s growing worldwide presence.
Submit resumes to justin.relihan@nidec-motor.com


Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at Nidec Corporation
Nidec Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to their  age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, genetic information, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following website: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

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