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Contractor - Legal Counsel

Date: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Eden Prairie, MN, US, 55344

Company: MTS Systems

smart people.

smart ideas.

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A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth.


Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.



Primary Objective: 

Provide legal services to the Test & Simulation business unit in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.


Major Areas of Accountability: 

  1. Commercial contracts review and negotiation in coordination with Contracts Management Team and Global Trade Team, including terms and conditions, purchase contracts and other documents with commercial and government buyers.
  2. Review confidentiality agreements to ensure protection of MTS intellectual property and proprietary information.
  3. Assist with management and updates to contract templates and MTS terms and conditions.
  4. Support Test & Simulation business unit in connection with merger & acquisition activities.
  5. Work with Test & Simulation business unit to assess and proactively manage legal and compliance risk.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  J.D


6 years’ experience at a law firm and/or in-house at a manufacturing or technology company

Strong communication skills to support program needs with business leaders and teams.

Strong project and time management skills.

Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic global team environment, across all areas of middle management, including the ability to recognize and gather input from key stakeholders.

Strong technical legal knowledge, ability to understand legal requirements, and working understanding of business processes.

Ability to focus on details while thinking globally about overall legal impact and business needs.

High level of interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively across a global environment.


Preferred Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s or other advanced degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting, International Business, or related fields

Experience:  Experience in Corporate Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management

Government Contracting experience a positive, including working knowledge of FARs and DFARS.

MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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