J.B. Hunt Transport Staff Counsel-DCS Contracts in Lowell, Arkansas
Job Opening ID:
00314858 Staff Counsel-DCS Contracts (Open)
Staff Counsel-DCS Contracts
United States of America
Job Description Summary:
This entry-level position in J.B. Hunt’s Legal Department is responsible for supporting senior members of J.B. Hunt’s Legal Department and business leaders in the Dedicated Contract Services business unit by negotiating, drafting, and reviewing sell-side and buy-side agreements including transportation agreements, outsourcing agreements, technology agreements, commercial leases, equipment purchase agreements, and various other types of business agreements.
The successful candidate for this role will:
Assist with the negotiation, drafting, evaluation, and finalization of commercial agreements in a timely manner
Develop and leverage internal and external relationships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals
Balance multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail and meeting tight implementation timelines
Assist with the provision of legal, compliance, and insurance advice to business leaders in the Dedicated Contract Services business unit
Provide support and assistance to senior members of J.B. Hunt’s Legal Department
Assist in the direction of legal support for business transactions and projects involving risk
Identify, assess, and manage risk to the company
Participate in other duties as assigned
What does it take to be considered?
Doctoral degree (Juris Doctor) from an ABA-accredited law school with excellent academic credentials
No previous legal experience is required, but experience as a law clerk or legal extern in a corporate legal department and/or an undergraduate business degree or other business experience is strongly preferred
Other Qualifications (Licenses/Certifications): Must be licensed to practice law (and in good standing) in at least one jurisdiction. Candidates preparing to take a bar exam may be considered, contingent upon passing the bar and obtaining a license to practice law
Excellent organizational skills, writing skills, listening and oral communications skills, diplomacy, finesse and interpersonal skills
Strong judgment and skill in distinguishing between high and low priority legal and/or commercial issues
Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
Ability to work independently or on a team
Ability to effectively communicate and interact with business leaders at all levels of the organization
Good attitude and willingness to learn
Fortune 500 experience. Career Development. Nation-wide opportunities. We are J.B. Hunt.
Our success comes from strategically placing you in the most suitable role. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering, or information technology, we can jump start your career!
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is no stranger to the transportation logistics industry. From our humble beginnings in 1961, with only five tractors and seven refrigerated trailers, we have evolved into one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America. We provide safe and reliable transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our four business segments (Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services, Truckload, and Integrated Capacity Solutions) allow us to provide customized freight solutions for customers big and small. It's no wonder we have been named one of America's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.
“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”
Fortune 500 experience. Career growth opportunities. Nationwide relocation possibilities.
These are just a few things you'll find at J.B. Hunt. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering or information technology, we can help jumpstart your career with challenging opportunities that will help you reach your maximum potential.
Why J.B. Hunt?
We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.
What are we looking for?
We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.