Polaris Industries Paralegal in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Req No. 10876BR
Job Category Legal
Provide paralegal support for the corporate governance and securities function. This position requires 5+ years of experience with a focus on corporate governance, securities disclosure, executive compensation and employee benefit plans.The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with Senior Leadership and have courage to speak up and voice their opinion with leadership and internal customers.
Primary responsibilities include:
Assist with proxy statement preparation and documentation including change in control calculations, as necessary
Prepare Supplemental Listing Applications for the New York Stock Exchange, as necessary
Prepare SEC Form S-8 (registration of shares) as necessary
Assist with Exchange Act reports (8-K, 10-Q and 10-K), including preparation and maintenance of exhibits.
Assist in the implementation/administration of legal department governance policies and processes
Maintain governance policies and processes for benefit plan amendments, equity awards and secretarial certificates
Maintain all employee benefit plan records (plans, SPDs, trusts, amendments, and histories)
Assist with company’s equity programs, including serving as a liaison between Legal, Finance, Payroll and HR for all equity plan and shareholder related matters
Subsidiary management and contracts
Develop and implement a leading practice approach for corporate governance for legal entities, including implementing, managing and administering the legal entity process and become primary owner of hCue, our entity management software
Maintain corporate records, including resolutions and minutes, coordinate signatures, manage registration and maintenance of each entity in good standing, ensure annual reports are filed, and coordinate paperwork for international entities to ensure annual and on-going compliance with corporate and business registration requirements.
Oversee subsidiary governance of all subsidiaries including foreign entities
Oversee the legal entity process with support staff and/or counsel in the country of incorporation to:
Select and coordinate appointment of directors and officers including any required local country directors;
Maintain corporate database of officers, directors and other pertinent information of the company and its subsidiaries
Research status of corporations, coordinate, review, and assist in creation, merger, and dissolution procedures
Manage inter-company agreement process
Support of M&A transactions including preparing for closing and organization and preparation of due diligence materials
Register trade names (also known as doing business as names) as required
Qualify entities in states as required
Management and administration of corporate contract files
Clearly and succinctly convey information and ideas to individuals and groups; communicate in a focused and compelling way that captures and holds others' attention.
Enter Incident Reports into contract database
Assist in special projects
Assist in preparation and filing of Conflict Minerals Disclosure
5+ years related paralegal experience with a global company and/or law firm
Knowledge and experience in the areas of employee benefit plans, executive compensation, corporate governance, securities (’33 and “34 Act) a plus
Experience with management of foreign subsidiaries
Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate or equivalent education or experience
Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and collaboration skills with individual and group partners
Demonstrated leadership skills that result in the production of high-quality services and exceptional standards
Strong organizational skills, ability to work in high pressured environment and attention to detail is imperative
Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Location US - Minneapolis, MN
Education Requirements 4 Year Degree or Higher Preferred
Years of Experience Required 5 Years Experience
About this location This opportunity is located approximately 30 minutes from Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. These neighboring cities consistently rank as two of the United States' top cities to live in. Minneapolis's thriving art scene, outdoor culture (even in the winter), affordable prices, and friendly atmosphere make this Midwest metropolis a perfect place to live.
About Polaris Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don’t just create products — they are part of a lifestyle. It’s the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.
Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?
Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Click here to access our Affirmative Action Policy - and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. EEO is the law: Click here to read more.