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Senior Legal Counsel

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Nothing beats being part of positive change. We’re on a truly exciting journey, working together in a fast-paced global environment to break new ground in almost every aspect of our operations. Right now, we have an exciting job opening for you in [[filter3]].


Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience by providing people the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We offer you a fantastic opportunity to serve as Senior Legal Counsel, supporting our growth strategy and our aim to, with the customer in focus, create value through technology and product development, digital and software capabilities.



Join Us. Today, our innovations and growth are pushing boundaries and creating new business opportunities. Our strategies require creative and proactive legal guidance. We are seeking a highly motivated and business-savvy lawyer to join our Americas legal team as a Senior Legal Counsel. Key responsibilities include:


  • Providing sophisticated legal advice across a multitude of topics and matters  
  • Working directly with key stakeholders from various functions to provide proactive and pragmatic support for business objectives and strategic initiatives
  • Sharing knowledge and best practices
  • Identifying efficiencies and driving continuous improvements
  • Proactively identifying relevant legal developments and sharing within both the legal and business teams as appropriate
  • Managing external legal counsel in an efficient and cost-effective manner


Truly Global, Proudly Scandinavian. We’re at the forefront of the mobility revolution, growing fast and bringing together creative minds from all over the world. Our company is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden with a diverse, international team of colleagues at the company’s offices and plants across the globe. The Commercial and Litigation legal counsel position is based at our US headquarters in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Who You Are. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and collaborative with high integrity and a pragmatic approach. We also want to work with talented people of diverse backgrounds and with different perspectives. Qualifications include:

  • 10+ years of experience as a lawyer, with at least 3-5 years at a law firm, handling sophisticated matters, in-house experience is a plus
  • Strong experience in handling commercial matters across subject matters, including transactional matters and commercial contracts
  • Experience with litigation matters a plus
  • Proven ability to navigate complex matters and provide pragmatic advice
  • Excellent analytical skills with a keen attention to detail, without losing sight of the big picture
  • A team player with ability to work independently and to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • A proactive and customer-oriented mindset, with the ability to provide high-quality legal support with limited supervision and often under time pressure
  • Creativity in dealing with complex legal issues, and the ability to move projects forward by gaining needed support
  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain complex issues in a simple way to business partners and other stakeholders


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Mahwah, NJ, US, 07430

Job requisition ID:  67135

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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