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 Forward Air has been a leader in the expedited ground transportation industry for 25 years. Our portfolio of services has evolved to meet each customer's unique shipping needs, including expedited linehaul (TL & LTL), pick-up and delivery, intermodal drayage (CST), pool distribution (FAS) and specialized temperature-controlled logistics services (TQI). Forward Air is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years.

As an industry leader- we are dedicated to finding the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.


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Commercial Contracts Attorney

Department: Legal
Location: Atlanta, GA

Company Description:

Forward Air Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years. We have an aggressive growth strategy and need great talent to help us achieve our goals. As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.

Position: Commercial Contracts Attorney

Job Description:

The Forward Air team is looking for a talented attorney to serve as a Commercial Contracts Attorney in Atlanta, GA. This person will interact with management and key business clients while providing direct support to sales and procurement personnel, as well as defining legal strategies. The ability to assess legal risks while applying good legal and business judgment will be important. This person will often interact with internal and external business clients while addressing complex issues in an accurate, clear, and concise yet thorough manner. Forward Air expects the person in this position to have excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing service and business landscape.

Core Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate transportation and logistics services agreements, professional services agreements/statements of work, and partner agreements for motor carriers, property brokers, freight forwarders, and similar transportation providers
  • Draft, review, and negotiate business vendor agreements of all varieties
  • Work with sales, accounting, finance, technology, and client service teams to resolve contractual issues
  • Assist with the development of a contract management system, new company solutions, new contract templates, and guidelines for partner programs
  • Participate in compliance initiatives including training internal clients on legal and contracting policies and issues, including privacy and data protection
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Degree from a top law school with excellent academic credentials and valid license to practice law in any U.S. state
  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience in commercial and contract law
  • Leading law firm or in-house experience; in-house commercial contracting experience dealing with transportation agreements and supporting a wide-ranging internal customer base is a plus
  • Experience with transportation/logistics services and/or insurance industry a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and solid analytical abilities demonstrated through your work experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, prioritize work, and adjust to frequent workload fluctuations
  • Creative problem-solving skills with a focus on achieving client-friendly solutions while managing company risk
  • Adept at anticipating the needs of a fast-paced sales team and working collaboratively to solve problems
  •  All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation

We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, performance bonuses, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, paid company holidays, and paid vacations.

Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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