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Ryder System Senior Counsel- REMOTE in Richmond, Virginia

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The Senior Counsel, FMS position will provide legal support to Fleet Management Solutions with primary responsibility for drafting and negotiating customer contracts, advising the business on all types of substantive commercial matters and assisting with commercial disputes and regulatory compliance.

Flexible work location, no relocation required


  • The position will report to the General Counsel for the Company's largest division, Fleet Management Solutions (FMS)

  • This is a legal generalist position with primary responsibility for preparing, reviewing and negotiating various commercial and transactional vehicle lease, maintenance and rental agreements as well as working collaboratively with internal clients in North America and Mexico on a variety of commercial legal matters

  • Candidate must be comfortable handling a high volume of form agreements with a demonstrated ability to balance and manage multiple client deadlines effectively.

  • Identify and propose alternative solutions to mitigate risks involved in transactions and contracts

  • Provide opinions and guidance to managers of the FMS division relying on the individual's expertise in Commercial/Corporate law and in-depth understanding of the FMS division's strategies, operations and interrelationships, rather than detailed research


Performs other duties as assigned.


JD from an accredited top-tier law school


  • Minimum of 2- 4 years legal experience with top-tier law firm

  • Must be a member in good standing of a State Bar

  • Possess transactional contract and commercial law experience

  • Some experience with managing commercial disputes as well as regulatory and compliance issues

  • This position will require occasional travel (5 -10%)


Ability to organize, manage and balance a high volume of routine contractual matters

  • Sound legal judgment and effective negotiating skills, be practical and resourceful, and be able to communicate advice clearly

  • Solid presentation skills; ability to provide legal analysis to a wide variety of people

  • Proven background identifying and understanding legal issues and assessing and managing business and legal risks

  • Ability to take a balanced viewpoint when making decisions on risk and reward

  • Successful at pushing back with internal clients while maintaining a solid long-term relationship

  • Some in-house experience supporting company operations is a definite plus


Other Must be a member in good standing of a State Bar (Upon Hire, required).



Applicants from California, Colorado, New York, New Jersey and Washington:

Salary is determined based on internal equity; internal salary ranges; market

data/ranges; applicant’s skills; prior relevant experience; certain degrees or

certifications, etc.

The salary for this position ranges from $115K to $135K. Employees may also be eligible to receive an annual bonus, as applicable.

Ryder offers comprehensive health and welfare benefits, to include medical,

prescription, dental, vision, life insurance and disability insurance options, as well as paid time off for vacation, illness, bereavement, family and parental leave, and a tax advantaged 401(k) retirement savings plan

Job Category: Legal

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.

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