YRC Freight Counsel - Logistics in Overland Park, Kansas


Counsel will report to the Vice President – Legal, but serve as a dedicated resource and directly support the corporation’s logistics and shared services management team. In particular, Counsel will support the activities surrounding contract review, drafting and negotiating for services in the logistics sector. Perform legal assignments that are varied, time sensitive, and/or somewhat difficult in nature. Perform research and other projects as assigned. Advise the logistics and shared services management regarding contractual risks.


  1. Under the supervision of the VP – Legal, provide dedicated legal support to the corporation’s logistics and shared services management team and for other related projects as assigned by management.

  2. Provide legal counsel at the earliest stages of business discussions due to the complexity of the service, e.g., transportation services, supply chain and logistics services, reverse goods management or procurement sector, and for the legal risks embedded therein.

  3. Communicate directly with the logistic group’s management, affiliated company functional areas, and outside counsel.

  4. Under the supervision of the VP – Legal, provide legal counsel across the various operating companies and support functional areas for the identification, analysis and communication of key risk areas throughout the deal cycle and provide advice on the effectiveness of the solutions and mitigation strategies developed by the operations, pricing and procurement teams on key risk issues.

  5. Advise company personnel of any changes in laws as required.

  6. Prepare and review proposed logistic service contracts (brokerage agreements), motor carrier, air freight forwarder, ocean freight forwarder and other related service contracts, license agreements, settlements and other legal instruments to safeguard the corporation’s interests.

  7. Keep abreast and advise management of relevant regulatory requirements affecting the operations of the logistics sector.

  8. Provide legal counsel and assistance in other functional areas as assigned.

  1. Legal degree from an ABA accredited law school and admission to the Kansas bar or admission under Rule 712, as applicable.

  2. Between 3-5 years of legal experience in transportation and contract law, to include a good understanding of the legal framework governing all modes of transportation and brokerage operations.

  3. Strong legal research and writing skills.

  4. Experience relating to bids and proposals, drafting and negotiating legal documents to include contracts, subcontracts, contract amendments, solicitations and similar documents.

  5. Ability to identify legal risk of contemplated litigation or disputes in which the corporation is involved.

  6. Ability to exercise independent judgment with little supervision and to work with and maintain confidential and sensitive information.

  7. Strong communication, organizational and decision-making skills.

YRC Worldwide is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans

Title: Counsel - Logistics

Location: KS-Overland Park

Requisition ID: 1803O1