BASF Corporation has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for Director of Legal Operations, North America to be located in its Florham Park, NJ offices. BASF Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact BASF Corporation directly.
Company: BASF is the world's largest chemical company, boasting 2020 chemical sales of $67.5 billion. Founded in 1865 and headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany, BASF operates worldwide through six distinct segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care, and Agricultural Solutions. BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition, and mobility. In 2021, Forbes voted BASF as one of America’s Best Large Employers.
Overview: The Director of Legal Operations, North America for BASF Corporation will be key in creating processes and practices to improve the day-to-day efficiency and effectiveness of the legal team, facilitate change, and control costs. This individual, together with his/her/their team, will drive the implementation and use of proper systems, processes, and tools to deliver legal services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, including supporting both internal and external resource management. This position will report directly to the SVP & General Counsel in North America and functionally to the Head of Global Legal Operations & Innovation in Germany. This role will work closely with the legal team and business stakeholders at all levels.
Experience: 3+ years of experience in Legal Department or Law Firm operations preferred.
Location: Florham Park, NJ is preferred, or remote option is available for the right candidate.
Compensation: Competitive compensation consisting of a base and bonus.
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