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(Bilingual) Paralegal/Legal Assistant Americas

Company: Bekaert
Location: Marietta
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Be part of something bigger!

As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it's our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way - safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost --- 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!

Why join us?

  • Personal Growth - Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering - Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose - Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity - Together, we create change About the role
    Your Impact as (Bilingual) Paralegal/Legal Assistant Americas:

    In this role, you will be responsible for managing the online legal contract request workflow, Intercompany, Secrecy, Joint Development, Distribution, Agency, and other agreements. Assist and help manage the corporate secretary (Cosec) and governance matters of Bekaert's legal entities in the Americas. This position is located at our Corporate Office, Marietta, GA under the supervision of the Regional Legal Counsel. Remote work will be consider for an exceptional candidate.

    The incumbent will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):
    • Draft and review contracts both in English and Spanish based on Bekaert templates
    • Assist legal counsel to develop new legal contract templates
    • Draft, review, and edit non-Bekaert standard agreements in English and Spanish
    • Participate in simple business contract negotiations with customers and suppliers in the US and Latin America
    • Support the regional counsel in the settlement of simple disputes with third parties
    • Organize and maintain Corporate Secretary related matters in an ongoing basis (drafting of annual meetings, non-project corporate changes and daily corporate documents)
    • Assist regional counsel with the standardization of Corporate Secretary processes throughout the Americas (North, Central, South)
    • Corporate books maintenance
    • Assist regional counsel with board meeting coordination and preparation (agenda and logistics support)
    • Assist legal counsel with the deployment of legal corporate policy
    • Assist legal counsel to prepare compliance awareness and training documents
    • Translation of legal and contractual documents English/Spanish
    • Other admin and/or substantial assistance requested by legal counsel
    • Assist legal counsel on major legal projects (new incorporation, equity transfer, expansion, merger, share pledge, acquisition etc.) About You

      Essential skills & competencies
      • Bachelor degree in Law and/or LLM, or equivalent experience
      • Possess Certificate in Paralegal Studies, or willing to obtain within first year of hire
      • Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience for an international law firm or a multinational company
      • Working proficiency in verbal and written communication skills in Spanish
      • Ability to work under pressure and independently
      • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
      • Computer skills. Good working knowledge of standard office technology and equipment, and general office procedures.
      • Foreign business knowledge is a plus
      • Open to travel domestically and internationally

        Will you dare to take the next step?

        Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

        We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

        At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

        To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

Keywords: Bekaert, Marietta , (Bilingual) Paralegal/Legal Assistant Americas, Legal , Marietta, Georgia

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