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Legal Counsel


Raleigh (UM USA inc.), US

Business Unit:  Legal - Security

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Support Function

A global organisation. It’s not just those in our industrial sites and technical centres that are vital to Umicore’s growth. Across our support functions we ensure that we continue to grow and evolve – whether it’s by making sure our decisions are commercially viable, enhancing our reputation, building new customer relationships or finding the right people who can build on what we’ve already achieved. The variety of our work means we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

  • Review, draft, and negotiate commercial agreements governed by North American law, including purchase, sale, lease, license, service, distribution, and intellectual property agreements.
  • Facilitate assigned M&A and Corporate Development projects, including negotiating non-disclosure agreements, conducting due diligence, and reviewing purchase and sale agreements.
  • Resolve commercial disputes, mediations, arbitrations, litigations, and administrative proceedings by, among other things, drafting position statements, supervising discovery, and negotiating settlement agreements.
  • Prepare and deliver trainings on pertinent legal topics to business colleagues to increase their awareness of legal risks and methods to address those, including representations, warranties, liabilities, and indemnities.
  • Assist Senior Legal Counsel or Vice-President Legal with other legal matters as assigned.

Who we are looking for

Educational Background and Technical Background

  • A Juris Doctor from a U.S. law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • A current license to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
  • An active member, in good standing, of the State bar in which he or she is licensed to practice.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant legal experience, as either in-house or outside counsel.
  • Have some knowledge of Metal Markets/Metal Leasings (but not required)


Behavioral Competences

  • Organized, efficient, and able to perform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical mind: detail-oriented but willing and able to capture the essence
  • Pragmatic and solution-oriented while ensuring legal quality
  • Able to work independently.
  • Strong ability to multi-task.

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

Additional Information

Umicore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.  If you need assistance in applying for this position please contact Valencia-Marie at

We thank all candidates for their applications however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If our technologies can tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO


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