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Senior Counsel

Company: Tesla
Location: fremont
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from acrossthe world. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional productdevelopment philosophy of high inter-disciplinary collaboration, flatorganizational structure, and technical contribution at all levels. You will beexpected to challenge and be challenged, to create, and to innovate. These jobsare not for everyone, you must have a genuine passion for producing the bestvehicles and energy storage systems in the world. Without passion, you willfind what we're trying to do too difficult.


Tesla is looking for a talented SeniorCommercial Counsel to join our legal team. In this role, you will supportbusiness teams on a variety of engineering and commercial transactions. Theideal candidate will demonstrate technical acumen in technology and experiencewith various types of supply agreements for production parts and raw materials,including minerals, complex licenses & IP technology agreements, softwareand hardware development agreement, and other essential transactional documentsand relationships with Teslas supply chain. A background that incorporates amixture of law firm, technology and in-house experience is ideal. A strongbackground in all facets of supply chain issues, including, compliance, IPtransactions and commercial law is required. A background in technology or engineering is preferred.

Thisrole is expected to develop strategic business relationships with both Teslas suppliersand its internal business leaders and stakeholders, lead & close contractnegotiations, drive cost savings initiatives, implement strategic sourcing bestpractices, limit Teslas supply chain risk and exposure, and provide legaladvice and support on transactions supporting the day-to-day operations of thecompany.


J.D. with excellent academiccredentials, with admission to at least one state Bar

5+ years handling commercialcontracts, with a strong background in intellectual property, technologytransactions, and commercial law either at a top tier law firm or in-house

Proven negotiation, drafting andanalytical skills for various types of raw materials, automotive parts, software,hardware, technology transactions and commercial contracts, including handlingcommercial contract disputes and dispute resolution

Excellent communication skills(verbal and written)

Demonstrated ability to workefficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage multi-facetedprojects in a fast-paced environment

Sound and practical businessjudgment

Ability to work independently whilebeing able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams

Proven track record of learningquickly, taking initiative, working proactively, being resourceful and takingon additional responsibility


In-house legal experience

Background in technology and/orengineering

Automotive, solar or energy industryexperience

Keywords: Tesla, Fremont , Senior Counsel, Other , fremont, California

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