Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Assistant Secretary at Zimmer Biomet
Title: Vice President, Associate General Counsel/Assistant Secretary (369894) REMOTE
- This position can be fully remote
Zimmer Biomet is a world leader in musculoskeletal health solutions. Our team members are part of a company with a heritage of leadership, a focus on shaping the future, and a mission dedicated to alleviating pain and improving the quality of life for people around the world.
Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH) is seeking an experienced corporate and securities attorney to join its Legal team. This position reports to the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and advises on a variety of matters, including public company reporting and securities compliance, Board matters and corporate governance, treasury/financing matters, director and executive compensation, equity compensation, subsidiary and legal entity management, and other general corporate matters.
This position has flexibility to be located across the continental United States.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist in the preparation and oversight of the filing of Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8K, registration statements and prospectuses, proxy statements and other SEC-related documents
- Assist with the preparation of Board and committee agendas and materials, attend Board and committee meetings, prepare meeting minutes, oversee new director onboarding and advise with respect to corporate governance best practices
- Review and advise on public company communications and disclosures, including earnings announcements, press releases, investor presentations, investor communications, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) communications, the corporate website and other materials
- Advise on disclosure matters and compliance with the relevant corporate laws, stock exchange listing standards, SEC reporting and compliance rules and regulations and related corporate policies, including Reg. FD and non-GAAP compliance
- Oversee Section 16 filings, administration of 10b5-1 plans and trading windows
- Provide legal support related to executive, director, and equity compensation plans, including advice related to proxy advisory firm and institutional shareholder policies
- Oversee administration of the Company’s equity compensation plans and employee stock purchase plan
- Provide legal support for corporate and securities transactions, including financings and equity/debt offerings
- Participate with Investor Relations in shareholder engagement matters and preparation for the annual meeting of shareholders
- Oversee the Company’s domestic and international subsidiary portfolio
- Represent the Legal function on various internal oversight committees
- Provide day-to-day legal advice and support in a wide array of practice areas and special projects as needed
Expected Areas of Competence
- Demonstrated ability to contribute to a high-performance culture through effective communication and leadership with stakeholders and business functions.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain credibility with both external partners and internal stakeholders at all levels of the Company, including the Board of Directors and executive leadership.
- Demonstrated ability to develop professional partnerships with internal clients in which corporate goals and priorities can be achieved without compromising legal integrity.
- Demonstrated exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills which highlight an ability to effectively reach a diverse audience at multiple levels within the Company and through various formats (i.e., teleconferences, face-to-face meetings, presentations, written proposals, reports and correspondence).
- Demonstrated general understanding of medical device public policy and healthcare industry developments, as well as the legislative and liability implications of business decisions.
- Demonstrated experience advising business leaders regarding legal issues.
- Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage the work of others.
- Demonstrated ability to consistently produce high quality work product with close attention to detail.
- Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association approved Law School required
- Must be currently admitted to practice law in at least one state in the United States
- 10+ years of legal practice experience at large law firm or in-house setting is preferred, providing legal advice to public company clients on SEC reporting, financing and capital markets transactions and corporate governance matters
- Up to 10%
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