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Legal Counsel

Nestle Purina
Arlington, VA
Closing date
Oct 10, 2022

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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestle is the place for you. Nestle USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestle's presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. We're determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship. This senior level position will be responsible for reviewing, drafting and advising on a wide variety of general commercial contracts, including IT/software contracts.The selected candidate will be a team member of the Acquisitions, Business Development & Commercial Transactions Team, the ("Transactions Team"), which provides legal support for general commercial and business development transactions for each of Nestle's US and Canadian operating companies.Nestle is the world's largest food company.Candidates must have (i) experience with drafting a broad variety of general commercial agreements ideally including IT/software contracts, but not required, (ii) the ability to manage and prioritize a busy workload with multiple client contacts, (iii) the desire to help the business solve complex problems, (iv) the confidence and ability to work independently and (v) the proficiency to immediately assume the role of commercial transactions practitioner.This position will be located in Arlington, VA or Solon, OH.Business travel, if any, will be very limited. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide day-to-day advice in the areas of general commercial transactions and procurement related legal issues, including, transaction structuring, contract interpretation and enforcement, legal and regulatory compliance and corporate policies. Provide ongoing risk assessments and crisis management support. Review, draft and negotiate agreements for all aspects of a consumer products company, including technology services and licensing agreements, employee benefits agreements, general service agreements, general service agreements, marketing agreements, supply agreements with vendors and customers, manufacturing agreements, warehouse and other supply-chain agreements, engineering agreements, equipment leases, terms and conditions of sale, development agreements, license agreements, and other commercial agreements. The candidate will provide deal management with respect to the legal team's areas of responsibility and proactively coordinate with all necessary internal stakeholders. REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL: JD from an accredited law school Current membership in the Virginia Bar or Ohio Bar, as applicable Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience, including significant experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and business development transactions Background representing large, complex businesses and working with senior leadership Strong commitment to client-service and finding solutions PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Prior in-house experience 3-5 years of experience in a large law firm Experience representing clients in the consumer-packaged goods industry Experience with contract drafting and interpretation, business disputes, and compliance. SKILLS: Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills Ability to gain trust at and work at all levels of the organization Ability to work in a collaborative team environment Ability to prioritize workload, self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks, and meet business deadlines Ability to adapt to evolving business and legal environment Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills A proven ability to achieve results Detail-oriented Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) 203742 It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace. To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home. The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

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