Paralegal

Ferguson
Full time Full day
Tamarac, FL

Job Description:

Ferguson is the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings in the U.S. The company is also a major distributor of HVAC equipment, fire protection systems, waterworks and industrial products and services. Ferguson and its subsidiaries serve customers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean

Ferguson is seeking a hard-working, self-motivated, hands-on Paralegal with commercial transaction experience to be embedded with its Florida-based business team

This individual will have significant responsibility and will advance to legal, risk, and other internal groups to ensure Ferguson legal and business protocols are followed. This role will support local business in managing contract requirements, including preparation, review/revision of contract documents, RFPs, bids, compliance, and insurance requirements under supervision of senior business leaders and legal department. You will be responsible for project management and be an integral part of the business/legal process. You must be a poised, mature, outspoken and confident individual, able to operate credibly with different levels of associates, management, and executives within and outside of Ferguson

Responsibilities

  • Successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously, frequently adjusting to shifting priorities
  • Identify and address areas of concern to business and legal departments
  • Prepare drafts of documents from research or existing templates
  • Build redlines and revise preliminary documentation based on established guidelines
  • Interprets contracts and advises management and sales groups on contractual responsibilities, including legal as well as commercial concerns and alternatives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of integrity in all interactions and correspondence. Accurately identify and explain key issues in an easily understandable manner. Effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations
  • Respond to requests and critical issues from staff, business, finance, legal, risk and others on legal function administration and procedures
  • Effectively handle customer disputes and issues
  • Process all signed documents for execution
  • Prioritize work when dealing with multiple tasks within a limited timeframe when needed
  • Work independently and as part of a team and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment working under set timelines
  • Initiative to take on issues as needed

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or degree in Paralegal Studies
  • Previous legal experience preferred involving business transactions and project management preferred (min. 2 years) including review and drafting of contract provisions, bid documents, and insurance requirements
  • Experience reviewing and redlining contracts, insurance requirements, RFPs, bond and lien documents
  • Understanding of basic insurance and/or bonds requirements helpful but not required
  • Understand key legal concepts including the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
  • Notary license (or willingness to acquire public notary license) is a plus
  • Demonstrated project management skills coupled with creativity and resourcefulness
  • Outstanding communication and writing skills and problem-solving skills with a result based mentality
  • Clear and unequivocal dedication to ethics, integrity, confidentiality and discretion
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Adobe, DocuSign and ability to quickly learn other software applications, including Icertis contract management software
  • Accuracy and attention to detail while handling numerous tasks simultaneously
  • Willingness to learn, ask questions and be resourceful to accomplish work objectives

Ferguson is dedicated to providing meaningful benefits programs and products to our associates and their families—geared toward benefits, wellness, financial protection, and retirement savings. Ferguson offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement savings with company match, paid leave (vacation, sick, personal, holiday, and paternal), employee assistance programs, associate discounts, community involvement opportunities, and much more!

The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability

Ferguson Enterprises, LLC. is an equal employment employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Equal Employment Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Information

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