Legal Counsel – Commercial & Supply Chain

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Legal & Compliance
US-CA-Tustin
Req No.
2022-7043
Type
Regular Full-Time
Classification
Exempt
Location : Location
US-CA-Tustin

Who we are

Virgin Galactic www.VirginGalactic.com (SPCE:NYSE) recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space.

Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology.

From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space it is clear that there is much more that unites than divides us.

 

“We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good.”  Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic

Your Mission

Virgin Galactic is looking for an experienced attorney to join our growing Legal team in support of our Supply Chain organization and other transactional needs.

 

This candidate will work hybrid from our Tustin CA office. 

 

Job Functions

  • Draft, negotiate, and advise on a wide variety of commercial agreements, including especially technology and procurement/supply chain agreements.
  • Identify, analyze, and communicate legal risks, and implementing creatives solutions to mitigate those risks.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally across Legal, Supply Chain, Finance and Accounting, IT, and other stakeholders, to identify risks and help implement effective business solutions.
  • Advise on vendor/supplier issues, such as claims/disputes, intellectual property rights, software licensing, insolvency and other regulatory issues.
  • Plan and execute training for supply chain and other business unit teammates to help improve their understanding of contracts issues.
  • Create and improve various legal templates, tools, and best practices for the Legal Department relating to procurement and other transactional activities.

What you bring

Key Qualifications

  • 3-7 years of transactional experience drafting, negotiating, and advising on technology and procurement/supply chain agreements, including agreements related to manufacturing, software/SaaS, and intellectual property licensing. Aerospace industry experience is preferred but not required.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to describe complicated issues clearly and to build relationships with teammates at all levels of the company.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities with a knack for finding creative solutions to resolve complex issues.
  • Ability to function as a generalist to work on other projects as needed to support the Legal Department’s mission.
  • High degree of self-sufficiency and ability to take ownership of transactions and drive them to completion in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

 

Education & Experience

  • JD degree, excellent academic credentials, and admission to at least one US state bar.
  • Law firm or in-house experience in several of the following specialty areas is preferred: general commercial contracts, supply chain, transportation and logistics, facilities operations and support services.
  • Familiarity with export control regulations and their impact on supply chain contracts is required.
  • Familiarity with U.S. government contracting rules would be ideal but not essential.

 

 

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

 

As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees. 

As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If  you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire. 

 

Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as newly hired employees.

 As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19virus, (“fully vaccinated” means at least two week have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer).  If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met be your date of hire.  Virgin Galactic complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

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