• Corporate Counsel

    Job Locations US-SC-North Charleston
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  • Overview

    Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.


    At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.


    Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

    We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.


    Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!

    How you will impact Ingevity

    Ingevity is seeking a full-time Senior Counsel attorney to assist Ingevity’s law department, based in Ingevity’s North Charleston, SC headquarters.  The Ingevity law department handles mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, intellectual property, litigation and compliance, as well as other specialties. The department works closely with Ingevity business and corporate colleagues to ensure that legal efforts align well and cost-effectively with Ingevity’s strategic goals.


    The successful candidate must be able to work with complex business units across multiple geographic segments (US, Europe, Asia, South America), have a proven track record of cultivating strong relationships with key internal stakeholders as well as demonstrated ability to provide legal solutions and business oriented legal strategies. 


    The Senior Counsel will be responsible for assisting the law department with drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts across a broad spectrum of activities, from complex multi-jurisdictional agreements to relatively standard commercial agreements, typically from inception through signature. The position requires “hands on” engagement, directly drafting and negotiating matters, with assistance of external counsel as reasonably required (for example, non-US jurisdiction, specialized subject matter, documentation complexity).


    The Senior Counsel will also be responsible for providing guidance to corporate groups and businesses on a wide range of commercial matters and for implementing and managing internal procedures and controls to ensure effective review and management of commercial matters across the organization.  The position is a full-time position and will report to the Deputy General Counsel.

    What you need to succeed

    • Approximately five years + of experience in corporate practice, preferably in house commercial law experience.
    • Ability to draft and negotiate commercial agreements across a range of disciplines, including supply agreements, equipment purchase, sale and lease agreements, construction contracts, contract manufacturing and toll agreements, sales agency and distribution agreements, software and license agreements, joint development agreements, real estate leases and related documentation, term sheets, letters of intent, memoranda of understanding.
    • Excellent communication skills with an ability to successfully manage and execute multiple projects with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
    • Familiarity with both US and international commercial practices and trade terms (e.g. Incoterms, freight and transportation matters, customs and broker matters).
    • Familiarity with laws governing international trade (e.g. FCPA, anti-boycott and trade controls) is preferred. 
    • Some travel (<10% of time) might be required to other offices and plants, though typically with a lead time for planning.  

    About us

    Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.
    With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.
    Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


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