Legal Assistant

Akron, OH, USA Req #1833
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE) is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial and consumer markets. We are also the largest distributor of tools, equipment and supplies for the tire, wheel, and under- vehicle service industry in the United States. Myers Industries was started in 1933, by Meyer and Louis Myers, as a tire supply storefront in Akron, Ohio. In 1946, the Company began manufacturing plastic and rubber products related to the tire industry for distribution. In 1963, Myers Industries, Inc. was established and grew into a diversified plastics manufacturer and tire repair supply distributor. Since then, Myers Industries has expanded to become a leading polymer manufacturer of material handling containers and distributor of tire repair and retread products for both domestic and international markets. 

Job Overview:

As Legal Assistant, this role will be reporting to the Senior Corporate Counsel and work closely with the Law Department Team by assisting in the development of departmental priorities and leading the execution of key projects. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and have significant experience collaborating domestically and internationally to deploy best-in- class processes, tools and technology in the Law Department. This position will interface with professionals in other business units and will work cross functionally, particularly with professionals in Finance, HR, and IT.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the Law Department’s budget and forecasting processes.
  • Manage department invoices and e-billing system. [SimpleLegal/CounselGo] 
  • Help manage key law firm and vendor relationships, including fee arrangements and matter budgets.
  • Organize Law Department information.
  • Administer contract management system, including uploading and organizing signed contracts, managing contract signature processes, calendaring compliance related tasks and identifying contract management process improvements. [Legisway/Effacts/DocuSign]
  • Support creation of contract and other templates.
  • Research, draft and monitor corporate policies.
  • Assist with Compliance activities, including development and implementation of compliance programs required to meet current and future legal requirements for the Company’s operations, both domestically and internationally.
  • Manage real estate records. [Legisway/Effacts]
  • Manage service of process and subpoena requests. [CT Corp].  Provide support for claims and litigation. 
  • Assist with preparation of litigation reports and provide support for public company reporting requirements.
  • Complete ad-hoc and special projects as requested/required by the Law Department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Word and Adobe
  • Experience in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain the strictest of confidentiality regarding all documentation, especially contained in fine print.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public

 

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of an Associate degree or its equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience working for a corporation.

 

Physical Requirements 

 

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work conditions consistent with a general office environment.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The team member frequently is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, and reach with hands and arms.

Myers Industries, Inc.  is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Other details

  • Job Function Legal
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Akron, OH, USA