Ryder System Senior Counsel in MIAMI, Florida

Position Description

The Senior Counsel position will provide support, legal counsel, and advice to management of Ryder’s Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) and Dedicated Transportation Services (DTS) divisions, including drafting and negotiating customer contracts, advising operations groups on commercial matters, managing disputes, and handling regulatory compliance. The position will report to the Assistant General Counsel.


  • JD from a top-tier law school

  • Four (4) years or more experience at a large law firm or corporate law department focusing on corporate transactions or complex commercial litigation

  • Experience negotiating, drafting, and counseling clients

  • Sound legal judgment and effective negotiating skills

  • Practical and resourceful and able to communicate advice clearly

  • Solid presentation skills

  • Ability to:

  • Develop good long-term working relationships internally and externally

  • Handle numerous matters simultaneously, think critically, and work in fast-paced business environment

  • Persuade, synthesize, and accommodate conflicting viewpoints

  • Proven background identifying and understanding legal issues and assessing and managing business and legal risks (Advanced level)

  • Member in good standing of a state bar (Florida Bar not required)


  • Legal generalist position with primary responsibility for preparing, reviewing, and negotiating various commercial and vendor agreements and providing guidance to management of Ryder’s SCS and DTS divisions

  • Develop in-depth understanding of the SCS and DTS divisions' strategies and operations

  • Identify risks and propose alternatives to mitigate risks

  • Manage commercial disputes including engaging and supervising outside counsel when necessary

  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2018-52835

Category Legal

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 0-10%

Position Code 9292