O-I Legal Counsel in Global HQ - Perrysburg, Ohio

Legal Counsel

  • Job ID #:4831

  • Functional Area:Legal

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:Yes

  • Location:Global HQ - Perrysburg, OH

  • Department:Legal

  • Education Required:Doctorate Degree

  • Experience Required:3 - 5 Years

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Position Description:

Owens-Illinois, Inc., (O-I) is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of pure, sustainable, healthy glass containers for many of the world's most well-known food and beverage brands. We are looking for a motivated, talented individual interested in a manufacturing leadership role with significant growth opportunity to join our organization as Legal Counsel at our global headquarters, Perrysburg, Ohio.


The Legal Counsel will report directly to the Associate General Counsel and will primarily represent and advise the Company on matters involving litigation, employment law and employee health and safety.

Job responsibilities will include, among other things, assisting the Company in the management of certain litigation matters; advising the Company on its interactions with certain federal and state agencies responsible for regulating the workplace; negotiating and drafting lawsuit settlement agreements; and reviewing, drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements.

The Legal Counsel will support senior attorneys in the legal department and will act as a liaison between outside counsel and the Company’s internal business leaders.


Owens-Illinois, Inc., through its subsidiaries (collectively, “O-I”), is the largest manufacturer of glass containers in the world with 80 glass manufacturing plants in 23 countries. O-I competes in the glass container segment of the rigid packaging market and is the leading glass container manufacturer in most of the countries where it has manufacturing facilities.


(All other duties as assigned)

  • Assist in the management of various litigation matters, including employment disputes, commercial disputes, and product liability claims; manage case budgets, develop case strategy, and assist ondiscovery and related matters.

  • Advise the Company on its interactions with certain federal and state agencies responsible for regulating the workplace, including the EEOC, the DOL, and OSHA.

  • Provide legal advice on a wide range of commercial issues, including disputes with customers and vendors.

  • Review, draft and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements.

Position Requirements:


  • JD from an accredited law school and strong academic record

  • Admitted to practice law and in good standing with the Ohio bar (or able to gain admission to Ohio bar)

  • 2-5 years of law firm or corporate in-house experience

  • Preferred knowledge and experience in the following areas of law: dispute resolution (and its applicable rules and procedures), products liability, FMLA, ADA, OSHA, NLRA, UCC, and commercial real estate, among others

  • Preferred experience negotiating and drafting commercial agreements and lawsuit settlements

  • Excellent written/ verbal communication, negotiation, and analytical skills

  • Excellent judgment

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, global environment

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

About O-I

For more than a century, Owens-Illinois has delivered iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. The company was founded in Ohio by Michael J. Owens when he revolutionized the glassmaking industry with the invention of the automatic bottle-making machine in 1903.

Since then, O-I has expanded to nearly every corner of the globe, with 79 plants in 23 countries spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We are proud to employ 27,000 talented people around the world who display the same ingenuity and passion of our founder. As one of the few companies to be included on the Fortune 500 list every year since it began in 1955, we continue to build on that solid foundation and had revenues of $6.7 billion in 2016.

As a preferred packaging partner for our customers, we provide unmatched expertise in glass container design, engineering, manufacturing, quality, and service, using industry-leading technology and best practices. Our employees thrive on using their expertise to help our customers connect with and appeal to consumers. Packaging is the first interaction consumers have with a product, and O-I glass conveys an image of superior quality and protects and preserves the taste of food and beverages. Glass is also the world’s most natural and sustainable package, make from three abundant natural ingredients and 100%, endlessly recyclable.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at corp.comm@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.