United States, Rocky Hill, CT, Law & Chief Compliance Office

Assistant General Counsel

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of 50,000 pioneers around the globe. The teams in our corporate functions enable the best in our dynamic businesses and in our people to maximize our company’s potential. With our leading brands, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Provide legal counseling for corporate legal matters in the areas of commercial transactions, tax, treasury, and other general corporate law areas.
  • Review and negotiate various commercial contracts involving a variety of goods and services.
  • Manage corporate governance issues for a large corporate structure, including the creation and dissolution of legal entities, drafting of board and shareholder resolutions, and coordination of related legal filings in the US and abroad.
  • Manage small to medium exposure litigation as well as discreet parts of larger exposure cases, especially in the area of commercial litigation.
  • Act as liaison with outside legal firms and other professional vendors.
  • Work collaboratively with other attorneys, paralegals, and administrative assistants as part of a professional and supportive in-house legal department.
  • Work effectively with representatives from various business units to develop and modify institutional practices and procedures to conform with legal requirements.


  • JD or equivalent from accredited US law school.
  • A current state bar license to practice law in Connecticut or another state, with the ability to obtain a
  • Connecticut-authorized in-house counsel license.
  • 7 to 12 years or more experience in a corporate legal department or mix of private practice and in-house experience.Experience in the consumer products and chemical industries desired, but will consider equivalent experience in comparable or related industries.
  • Significant expertise in the following areas: corporate governance; company functions of tax, treasury, and purchasing; contract review and negotiation; and some experience in litigation and supply chain.
  • Strong analytical, communication, and client counseling skills.
  • Talent for proactively spotting issues and providing practical solutions.
  • High level ability to prioritize and effectively work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • An optimistic approach, with a focus on excellence, and the ability to work as part of a team with colleagues from diverse cultures.
  • Capacity to travel domestically as required (up to 10%).

The salary for this role is $195,000.00 - $220,000.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel's request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different races, colors, religions, sexes, national origins, disabilities, veteran statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: 24061076
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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