At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.


As the global market leader of innovative thermal management and pneumatic comfort technologies for the automotive industry we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary solutions  that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.



We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.

Director, North America Legal




The Corporate Attorney position is a diverse and challenging role that requires exceptional business partnership, communication and organizational skills.  The person in this role will serve as the business partner to the Senior Vice President of North America and be the primary point of contact for legal matters in the North America region.  The Corporate Attorney will have the opportunity to make an impact on outcomes that affect various areas of the company by putting legal advice and analysis in the context of real-world problems and assist Gentherm business leaders in finding solutions. 



  • Work collaboratively with internal legal and business teams to create standard practices, procedures and agreements for company engagements. 
  • Work directly with Gentherm’s business teams providing day to day advice and education on legal risks, complex business relationships and compliance topics.
  • Review, draft and negotiate agreements for all aspects of the business including intercompany agreements, credit and banking agreements, labor agreements, commercial agreements, and related terms and conditions.
  • Provide strategic advice on commercial matters to the business teams, including transaction structuring, contract interpretation and enforcement, risk assessment, legal and regulatory compliance and corporate policies.
  • Balance a workload consisting of urgent requests, while communicating proactively and remaining responsive to internal and external requests.
  • Maintain business registrations and legal entity filings with governmental authorities, in cooperation with Corporate Paralegal
  • Handle corporate legal formalities (e.g. shareholders resolution) and associated books, in cooperation with Corporate Paralegal
  • Oversee and manage compliance issues, Corporate Governance matters in cooperation with General Counsel and Director, Compliance
  • Review and assist in the implementation of new policies and procedures
  • Study and interpret laws, court decisions, ordinances and other legal regulations as needed to deliver legal services
  • Assist in developing company training plans and provide legal training
  • Communicate with external business and legal partners as needed, supported by internal personnel
  • Manage legal claims by third parties and company legal claims, supported by outside counsel and moderates company decision making
  • Assist in the preparation, review and negotiation of documents for complex transactions (e.g. acquisition or divestiture)
  • Support due diligence in connection with complex transactions
  • Work with members of the global Legal function on various projects as assigned





  • Juris Doctorate Degree required, from an accredited school
  • Active license to practice law
  • 5+ years professional experience as a practicing attorney or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in English




  • International experience
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Proven leadership, leads with influence and impact
  • Process improvement mindset with data driven recommendations
  • Strategic business partnership, providing positive internal and external customer experience
  • Navigates complexity / ambiguity



TRAVEL: Up to 10%



  • Deliver Results
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver
  • Drive Change
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change
  • Build Capability
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results



All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.


Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Req ID:  9255
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Apr 16, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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