Position Overview
Terex Corporation is seeking a Legal Counsel to join the Corporate Legal team to handle global labor and employment matters and assist with commercial legal matters. The Legal Counsel will be a member of the Senior Human Resources team. Key areas of responsibility will include:

Labor and Employment Responsibilities
  • Provide high quality legal advice and counsel in a timely fashion to HR professionals and business leaders on global employment, labor law and works council matters
  • Provide advice and counsel on restructuring, performance management, hiring, disciplinary issues, reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, complaints of discrimination, wage and hour issues, noncompetition and non-solicitation agreements, and any other employment related matters
  • Responsible for accurate and timely US required government filings (i.e, EEO-1s), annually update, coordinate and deliver Affirmative Action Plans and work with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team to deliver results and develop action plans
  • Draft, review and maintain employment-related documents, policies and processes (e.g., offer letters, separation agreements, compensation and benefits plans, employee handbook, etc.) to ensure they are current and compliant
  • Develop and implement best practices, tools, guidelines, programs, and solutions that can be effectively implemented within or across multiple geographies
  • Oversee and manage response to administrative charges, disputes and litigation, including supervision of outside counsel and maintaining legal budget
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of relevant United States and global labor and employment laws and regulations
  • Conduct or supervise HR related investigations and employment law related audits as needed
  • Provide advice and counsel regarding labor relations and union issues, including collective bargaining and grievances
  • Develop and deliver training to managers and HR on various employment-related topics
  • Support merger, acquisition and divestiture activities (e.g. conduct due diligence and advise on integration)
  • Provide advice and counsel on immigration matters
  • Provide legal guidance on data privacy, supporting the Company’s Data Privacy Officer and Terex businesses
  • Become a trusted advisor and business partner across the Company by providing counsel and guidance
  • Manage and supervise the Senior Manager, HR Compliance
  • Provide other support as requested or required

Commercial Responsibilities
  • Provide advice and counsel on commercial legal matters to Terex team members in sales, operations, finance, marketing and other department
  • Draft, review and negotiate various types of commercial agreements with customers, suppliers, distributors and others
  • Develop, implement, refine and update standard commercial templates, processes and best practices across Terex’s global operations
  • Provide advice and counsel to Terex team members on legal risks, issues and potential liabilities associated with commercial agreements, transactions and relationships
  • Develop and provide training and education to Terex team members on a variety of commercial legal issues
  • Provide legal and strategic business advice to help ensure Terex activities, policies, practices and transactions comply with all Terex corporate policies and all applicable laws, rules and regulations
  • Support merger, acquisition and divestiture activities
  • Become a trusted advisor and business partner across the Company by providing counsel and guidance for accomplishing overall business objectives
  • Provide legal assistance with any strategic projects as such need may arise

Required qualifications
  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school
  • Be admitted and in current good standing in a state bar
  • 5+ years demonstrated legal experience in the areas of labor and employment law and litigation at a law firm or in combination with experience at a corporate legal department. Union experience is a plus
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of additional languages is desirable
  • Be results oriented, able to act independently, take initiative and responsibility, set appropriate priorities, multi-task, proactive, strategic, work efficiently, respond promptly, follow through on projects to completion respond promptly and handle a diverse workload and a variety of matters in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Possess strong analytical, written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
  • Have strong business acumen and be able to interact in a collegial and productive manner with other team members located locally and throughout the world.
  • Self-awareness – uses a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Instills trust – gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Interpersonal savvy – relates openly and comfortable with diverse groups of people
  • Be of the highest integrity and uphold all ethical and compliance standards
  • Eagerness to learn new areas of law

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad range of commercial agreements
  • Experience with commercial litigation at a law firm and/or as part of a corporate legal department.

Travel expectations
The successful candidate must be willing to travel domestically and internationally on occasion upon business requirements.

The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $180,000. All eligible Team Members will be offered health insurance (medical, dental, vision, Rx), life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D), short-term and long-term disability, extended leave options, paid time off, company holidays, 401k matching, employee stock purchase plan, legal assistance, wellness programs, tuition reimbursement and discount programs.

If you are interested in an open position but feel you may not meet all the listed qualifications, we still encourage you to apply.

Terex Overview:
At Terex, we fully embrace the increasingly diverse world around us and strive to create an empowering and welcoming workplace culture. We are a $4.0 billion publicly traded global manufacturer of materials processing and aerial work platform products and services. We are passionate about producing equipment that helps improve the lives of people around the world and providing our team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact.

While our operations are global, each office or factory is a close-knit community. We value diversity, equity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage, citizenship, and continuous improvement. It's an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector - come join us!

Additional Information:
We see inclusion as a key to our success and are committed to actively foster a culture where every team member feels valued, listened to, and appreciated. We are committed to being fair and impartial in our decisions, ensuring equity within our workplace. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting the Recruiting department (person or department) at

The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.

Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.