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Spirit AeroSystems International Commercial & Employment, Senior Attorney in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, seeks an International Commercial and Employment Senior Attorney to provide guidance and support on legal issues impacting Spirit’s international locations, as well as legal and corporate strategy. Spirit, one of the world's largest aerostructure manufacturers, has over 15,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue in excess of $5 billion. Spirit's U.S. manufacturing facilities are located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Carolina, with international manufacturing facilities in the U.K., France, Morocco, and Malaysia.


Reporting to the General Counsel, this position is primarily responsible for providing guidance on strategic as well as day-to-day international matters and supporting the Governance team. This individual must have significant experience as a proactive legal business partner working with management, including Supply Chain and Human Resources and other areas of the company, and experience in working with governmental agencies and/or opposing counsel on issues related to relevant matters.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Fostering strong relationships through transparency and collaboration with all stakeholders.

  • Developing and understanding strategies and objectives to better serve business needs, including risk mitigation approaches.

  • Providing day-to-day, proactive and reactive, legal advice on a wide range of international commercial and employment matters.

  • Overseeing international corporate entity reporting requirements.

  • Advising with other internal stakeholders as to certain regulatory and Governance matters

  • Managing outside counsel providing advice and representation to Spirit on a broad range of commercial and employment matters.

  • Providing consultation to other members of the department on matters.


Basic Qualifications and Work Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school required, as well as high academic standing.

  • Must be a current member in good standing of the Kansas Bar or have the ability to become licensed to practice law in Kansas within 6 months of employment.

  • Multiple, consecutive years as a licensed practicing attorney with relevant practice experience. In-house experience preferred as well.

    Skills, Abilities, and Work Style:

  • Must be able to work well with others as part of a team.

  • Must have the ability to perform well under pressure.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with employees at all levels of the company, including in communications to and with the company's executive leadership team and the Board of Directors.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to perform efficiently and effectively on multiple projects under tight deadlines.

  • Must be able to travel as required to meet client’s business and legal needs.

    Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.