Corporate Counsel I - Holland, MI

Company Overview

When you feel connected to your work, you feel more engaged. At Haworth, you can pursue a career that offers you ample opportunity to build your portfolio and expand your skillset in an exciting and inclusive environment. Join a company that values innovation, inspiration, and you!


HAWORTH is a global leader in office furniture and architectural interiors. As a valued member of our team, you can make your mark on the world and reach your full potential within a culture of connectivity.


Why Haworth? Find out here!


Here at Haworth, our members enjoy benefits from their first day of employment including:

  • 4 weeks paid time off and an option to purchase an additional week
  • Priority Health Insurance
  • Newly renovated on-site gym open 24 hours
  • 401k Benefit - If you contribute 6% of your annual salary, Haworth will contribute up to 7%
  • Annual bonus programs
  • Company provided Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • 4 hours of paid volunteer time off
  • Zero waste to landfill company which provides personal on-site recycling drop-off

Job Overview

We are currently looking for a Corporate Counsel I to join our team in Holland, MI.

As a Corporate Counsel I, you will:
Support corporate initiatives of and represents Company for a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.  The primary focus is to provide guidance to internal members regarding relating to commercial contract terms and conditions for both purchasing and sales organization. Reviews, edits, and drafts documents as required by Company. 

Do you have these required qualifications?

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice law within the state of Michigan, or able to obtain licensure in Michigan within one year.
  • Three years or more of related attorney experience, including in-depth corporate law experience, with emphasis on contract law (drafting, editing, and negotiating).

Do you have these preferred qualifications?

  • Extensive contract review and negotiation experience. 
  • Legal experience with a manufacturing company.

Ideally, you have also demonstrated the following:

  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and cases.
  • Ability to identify risk and resolve issues quickly.
  • Professional demeanor with high degree of confidentiality.
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills.
  • Superior negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as member of teams.
  • Ability to travel as and when required by Company.
  • PC and keyboard/mouse skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides timely communication of identified issues, status updates, and recommendations to legal Manager and Legal Affairs Vice President to ensure he/she is current on all issues and can provide direction to company.
  • Drafts, reviews, negotiates, and advises on contracts and agreements to support commercial activities of Company.  Monitors these commercial agreements to ensure compliance with antitrust, privacy, and consumer law in territories of their application.
  • Researches, develops, and maintains policy and position on legal issues to provide guidance to organization for legal and business issues.
  • Takes on various legal projects as assigned from time to time to assist with driving completion of Legal department strategies.
  • Assists with establishing, disseminating, and training of compliance and policy changes to all levels of organization to ensure all members are trained according to most recent laws.
  • Provides legal advice and counsel to internal members regarding company issues to ensure legal compliance.
  • Utilizes personal computer (PC) and keyboard/mouse while performing functions of position.  Travels overnight away from corporate offices, including internationally.

Haworth Values

At Haworth, we have a strong set of values that guide our business and help us align with our customers.


We listen to our Customers. We rely on our Members. We honor Integrity. We embrace Continuous Learning. We lead with Design. We create Value. We work to make the World better.


Join the Haworth family. Apply for this job, or learn more about the many possibilities at Haworth, at



EEO, ADA, AA Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, Haworth will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, height, weight, other protected group status, or any other basis protected by the laws where we employ people. 

Haworth's AAP programs are available for applicant review.  Requests can be made to your Recruiter to review during regular business hours.

This organization participates in E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

If you have questions about any of the above policies, or if you require an ADA accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team at or (616) 393-1600.

Requisition:  18149

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids