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Date: Jul 2, 2021

Location: Charleston, TN, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


At our site in Charleston, we are currently looking for an ​Commercial Attorney​ to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities


This position is responsible to provide legal counsel for the Company’s North and Central America region with a focus on commercial, regulatory and infrastructure matters.

  • Provide the necessary legal support for large and complex projects, simultaneously managing multiple tasks and subprojects effectively
  • Provide legal support in drafting, reviewing and negotiating international and domestic commercial agreements. Examples may include purchase and supply contracts; vendor buying agreements; sales representation agreements; distribution agreements; master sales and service agreements; leases; non-disclosure agreements; and license agreements. Provide support regarding contract interpretation and guidance, including related to disputes
  • Provide legal support and analysis on compliance and regulatory matters
  • Provide legal support and guidance on non-disclosure agreements
  • Provide legal support and guidance on bankruptcy matters • Cost-effectively partner with and manage outside counsel as necessary
  • Keep legal and leadership teams apprised of major developments in ongoing matters
  • Assist in developing and overseeing the implementation of legal and corporate policies and procedures with members of the leadership team
  • Support the Legal Department attorneys in advising on other legal issues as they may arise as well as close cooperation with the German Legal team.



  • J.D. degree from a top-rated, accredited U.S. law school and licensed to practice in at least one U.S. state
  • Minimum 6 years of legal experience, including at least 3 years as in-house counsel; manufacturing and/or chemical industry experience preferred
  • Sound business and legal judgment required; experience with negotiation of complex commercial contracts; regulatory knowledge experience in chemical industry preferred
  • Works closely with teammates as a critical member of a small working group
  • Detail-oriented and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and/or issues
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable of adapting to organizational culture and to assimilate into local, regional and global styles
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to make decisions and the flexibility to quickly learn new areas of law where required
  • Ability to advise and interact with executives and business segment managers with confidence, and to analyze and translate legal principles into practical business solutions, as well as establish a rapport and working relationship with business managers
  •  Energetic, proactive, and decisive, with the ability to learn quickly, work independently, and influence others while maintaining highest level of integrity and professionalism
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • The candidate must be a team player who will preserve the collegial atmosphere that currently exists within the Legal Department


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other p

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