Sumitomo Rubber USA manufactures and sells a wide range of automotive tires in the US and internationally. Located in Tonawanda, NY (a suburb of Buffalo) our growing workforce produces over 4 Million tires annually for a variety of applications such as passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles.

The transition to Sumitomo Rubber USA brings exciting new opportunities for the Company's existing and prospective employees in Western New York. Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., whose Global Headquarters is located in Kobe, Japan, has a rich and successful history dating back to 1909. This trend is set to continue with the Company's formal entrance into North America through the former Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. facility, and through planned investments into the Company's infrastructure, manufacturing processes, and work force.

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Corporate Counsel
Title:Corporate Counsel
Job Grade:E06
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Corporate Counsel


Position Summary:  Proactive member of the Legal Team primarily responsible for contract management, compliance, and coordination with internal personnel.  Acts as a legal resource for a variety of legal issues and needs throughout the organization

Reports to: VP-Legal, General Counsel

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Assist in negotiating, drafting, and executing agreements and contracts.
  • Offer counsel on a variety of legal issues to internal personnel and advise General Counsel accordingly.
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company and its affiliates.
  • Assist in training internal personnel on substantive legal topics.
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance.
  • Corporate secretarial duties, including preparation of Board resolutions and maintaining appropriate records.
  • Provide in-depth analysis and application of various state/local statutes and regulations.
  • Support the company’s internal compliance review processes.
  • Analyze and summarize complicated legal documents and prepare detailed reports and memoranda.
  • Other duties as assigned by the VP-Legal, General Counsel.


Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • J.D. and admission to the New York Bar.
  • Must have 3-6 years of experience gained in law firm and/or in-house.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining strong relationships working across divisions and with external organizations.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrated multi-tasking and prioritization skills in a fast-paced, dynamic organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and self-manage workload.
  • Excellent computer skills including the use of Microsoft Word & Excel software applications.
  • Demonstrated good judgement and decision making ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality in matters of significance.


Sumitomo Rubber, USA offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at
EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans, Sumitomo Rubber, USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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