Jobs and Careers in Legal from MyFoodRecruiter http://www.myfoodrecruiter.com The Food and Beverage Industry's leading jobs site and employment resource <![CDATA[ Legal Counsel in Solon, OH]]> Description:  Foods people love. The life you imagined. And the city that rocks. When you partner Nestlé USA and the city of Cleveland, the result is a rich experience that offers you a fulfilling personal and professional life.   Did you know that the Cleveland metropolitan area was ranked as one of the most affordable cities in the US by Forbes Magazine?  From its diverse communities to its endless arts, entertainment and sports experiences, Cleveland continues to rock. At our Nestlé USA Cleveland campus, located in the Solon suburb of Cleveland, you will discover the ways that Nestlé USA values and supports our employees and community.  Offering you a strong culture with competitive benefits, you will have limitless opportunities to learn, and advance your career.  Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestlé tradition.  As the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it’s about enriching you. POSITION SUMMARY:  This Legal Counsel role will be responsible for reviewing, drafting and advising on commercial contracts, with a focus primarily on technology transactions including SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and Cloud Services.   The selected candidate will be part of the North America Contracts Centre (“NACC”), which provides legal support for commercial transactions for the North American businesses of Nestlé, the world’s largest food company.   Candidates must have (i) experience with technology services and licensing agreements, (ii) the ability to manage a busy workload with multiple client contacts, (iii) the desire to help the business solve complex problems, and (iv) and the proficiency to immediately assume the role of commercial transactions practitioner with a special focus on technology transactions.   This position will be located at Nestlé USA’s Solon, Ohio location. Some business travel is required.   PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  · Review, draft and negotiate agreements for all aspects of a consumer products company, with a special focus on technology transactions, including cloud services, technology services, licensing agreements, terms of use, IT infrastructure agreements, and similar technology agreements relating to data privacy, data security, and data use, general service 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, nondisclosure agreements and other commercial agreements · Participate in, and be the point person in the Legal Department for, working with Nestlé’s Cloud Compliance Team to review both new cloud solutions as well as existing contracts and systems to ensure that Nestlé and its suppliers comply with all applicable data privacy and data protection laws and adhere to the best practices for data privacy and data security, all in accordance with Nestlé’s Cloud Compliance Framework · Advise on compliance with US and European privacy laws and regulations, including data protection, data retention, data security and data breach rules and regulations · Assist in the continued development and improvement of all aspects of Nestlé’s Cloud Compliance Framework (privacy by design, creation of templates, staff training, etc.) · Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal, state and European privacy laws and accreditation standards, monitor emerging regulatory changes, and monitor advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance · Provide legal advice on commercial matters to business teams, including transaction structuring, contract interpretation and enforcement, risk assessment, legal and regulatory compliance and corporate policies · Coordinate and liaise with other NACC team members and with different legal departments of Nestlé in N

Requirements:  REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL: · JD from accredited law school · Current membership in the Cleveland State Bar or the ability to become Registered In House Counsel in Cleveland · Minimum of 3 years of relevant technology transactions experience, including significant experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts in the technology transactions space · Comfort handling data privacy and data protection topics in the commercial contract context · Excellent communicator with the ability to influence stakeholders across the company · Entrepreneurial mindset with willingness to take on special projects · Knowledge of contract, commercial, technology, and general business laws and regulations     PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: · Prior in-house experience · At least 2-4 years of experience in a medium or large law firm with a focus on technology transactions, data privacy, data security, and compliance issues and primarily with applying U.S. privacy laws and regulations. · Certifications such as CIPP, CIPM, CISSP strongly preferred · Working knowledge of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements preferred but not required · Experience with SaaS, IaaS, PaaS agreements and other cloud matters as well a general understanding of cloud services, data privacy and data security · Experience with food industry or other consumer products industry is a plus   SKILLS: The ideal candidate would have the following skills: · Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills · Ability to gain trust at and work with all levels of organization · Ability to work in a collaborative team environment · Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; ability to analyze data · Must have strong problem-solving and decision-making skills · Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills · Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines · Strong ability to manage a complex environment of multiple stakeholders with competing priorities · Must be detail-oriented · Must possess good presentation and training skills · High initiative and a proven ability to achieve results · High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)   ]]>
<![CDATA[ Employment Law Managing Counsel in Arlington, VA]]> Description:  Position Information This position plays a significant strategic role for the Human Resources Team and will be relied upon to (i) identify, develop business-focused solutions, and manage legal exposure, (ii) ensure compliance with Company policies, and (iii) promote best practices with regard to risk management and fiscal responsibility in all areas of employment law.   This role will report to the General Counsel, but will also take direction from the Business and HR Leadership teams. This position may supervise junior lawyers, paralegals, and/or administrative professionals.   The Managing Counsel - Employment Law is one of two employment law experts at Nestlé USA and will work closely and collaboratively as part of the Employment Law Team, as well as with their colleagues at the Company, other Nestlé affiliates in the U.S. market, and Human Resource teams to provide counseling, advice and solutions on all areas of employment law at every step in the employee life cycle. Particular emphasis is given to supporting the transformation of Nestlé’s business in the U.S. through strategic advice on the streamlining of business processes, optimization of business operations, facilitating alignment across functions/divisions, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws. The Managing Counsel - Employment Law is responsible for managing sensitive internal investigations, audits, complaints, EEOC, DOL and other administrative charges as well as pre-litigation claims. In this respect, the role oversees and manages the company’s nationwide network of outside employment counsel. The position also supports and consults with the Litigation Team on all employment litigation matters including collective and class action cases, as well as single plaintiff claims.   This position also provides periodic legal training, legal updates, and budgeting reports.   Day-to-Day Responsibilities: · Employment law counseling and advice for Nestlé and affiliated companies. · Handle or oversee administrative charges, pre-litigation claims, investigations and audits. · Provide updates to stakeholders and ongoing training on pertinent topics, including changes to employment laws, risk assessments, industry trends, and compliance. · Other duties, tasks, special projects, and responsibilities as assigned.   Qualifications & Skills Education and Qualifications: · Juris Doctorate from accredited law school required. · Current membership in the Virginia State Bar or the ability to become registered in-house counsel in Virginia.   Required Experience: · Minimum of 10 years of experience as an employment attorney. · Background representing large, complex businesses and working with all levels of leadership, in another in-house legal environment.   Desired Experience: · Foundational experience obtained at a reputable law firm. · Experience with employment matters in the areas of discrimination, disability accommodation, hiring, performance management and discharge, wage and hour, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, organizational re-design, social media/NLRB, and labor and employment issues. · Experience providing support for employment litigation matters, and directly managing administrative charges and demand letters. · Experience with a U.S. manufacturing and sales employee base. · Experience managing direct reports.   Personal Attributes & Traits: · Strong commitment to client-service and finding solutions. · Strong relationship building skills and the ability to gain trust at and work at all levels of the organization. · Works well in a collaborative team environment. · Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload, self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks, and meet business deadlines. · Ability to adapt to an evolving business and legal environment. · Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. · Excellent verbal and written communication s

Requirements:  Experience: The successful candidate will have 10+ years experience as an employment attorney with a background representing large, complex businesses and working with senior leadership with a strong commitment to client-service and finding solutions. The candidate will have experience working in-house and have foundational training from a reputable law firm, representing large employers. The candidate will provide key support to Nestlé’s HR and business teams across the U.S. for employment matters, including non-discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, medical and other leave programs, affirmative action and diversity matters, employee benefits and mobility, and will support the Nestlé USA Litigation Team on employment-related litigation.]]>
<![CDATA[ Beverage and Confections & Global Foods Divisions Managing Counsel in Arlington, VA]]> Description:  Position Information This senior level position will work directly with the Beverage and Confections & Global Foods Divisions responsible for a number of Nestlé’s iconic global brands including Nescafe, Nesquik, Coffee-Mate, Natural Bliss, Crunch, Butterfinger, SweeTarts, and Nido. This position is responsible for the delivery of high quality, actionable, and timely legal advice in support of these two businesses. This role serves on the Division leadership teams and oversees all legal services to the Divisions, either through handling directly, coordinating with the Legal Department’s subject matter experts, or working with outside counsel.   This position plays a significant strategic role for the Beverage and Confections & Global Foods Divisions businesses and will be relied upon to identify and manage legal exposure, ensure compliance with applicable laws and Company policies, and promote best practices with regard to risk management and fiscal responsibility.   This position also will directly support the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and the center of marketing excellence function responsible for leading the Company’s digital marketing, shopper marketing, media, and e-commerce strategies.   This position will supervise at least one other member of the legal team and may supervise junior lawyers, paralegals, and/or administrative professionals. This is a direct report to Nestlé USA’s Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, but will also have dotted-line reporting to two Division Presidents and is located in Nestlé’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Day-to-Day Responsibilities: · Serve as the Legal Department’s primary point of contact for the businesses and work directly with the Division and CMO leadership teams. Provide day-to-day advice in the areas of commercial transactions, product development, product labeling & claims, advertising & marketing, privacy & consumer disclosures, manufacturing, supply chain, customs (import/export), sales and distribution, including antitrust compliance. · Provide ongoing risk assessments and crisis management support. · For matters directly handled by subject-matter experts within the Legal Department or outside counsel, work collaboratively to provide relevant business context and to ensure successful and timely solutions. · Provide ongoing training on pertinent topics, including advertising, antitrust, risk assessments, industry trends, and compliance.

Requirements:  Qualifications & Skills Education and Qualifications: · Juris Doctorate from accredited law school required. · Current membership in the Virginia State Bar or the ability to become registered in-house counsel in Virginia.   Required Experience: The successful candidate will have 10+ years experience as a general business lawyer with a background representing large, complex businesses and working with senior leadership and a strong commitment to client-service and finding solutions. The ideal candidate will also have prior in-house experience and foundational training obtained in a reputable law firm, with experience representing clients in the consumer packaged goods industry on a broad and varied range of commercial matters. Experience with commercial transactions, sales, distribution and antitrust compliance, product labeling and claims, advertising marketing and privacy issues as well as experience in developing creative solutions to business disputes is also strongly preferred. · Minimum of 10 years of experience handling corporate transactions, and general business and advertising matters. · Background representing large, complex businesses and working with senior leadership, obtained in an in-house legal environment.  Desired Experience: · Foundational training obtained in a reputable law firm. · Experience representing clients in the consumer packaged goods industry. · Experience with business disputes, litigation, regulatory matters, contract drafting and interpretation and compliance. · Experience with digital media, privacy, consumer disclosures, and e-commerce. Personal Attributes & Traits: · A commitment to client-service and finding solutions. · Strong business acumen and ability to assess and mitigate risks. · Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. · Ability to gain trust at and work at all levels of the organization, particularly with the Company’s senior leadership team. · A desire to work in a collaborative and team-oriented environment. · Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload, self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks, and meet business deadlines. · Willingness to adapt to evolving business and legal environment. · Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. · A proven ability to influence cross-functional partners in order to achieve results.       ]]>
<![CDATA[ General Counsel in , CA]]> Description:  Our client, a leading food service company, is currently seeking an accomplished General Counsel to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management 2) Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors 3) Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action 4) Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically 5) Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks 6) Base decision making process on ethics and integrity 7) Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders 8) Attract, develop, direct, motivate and drive performance from team 9) Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights 10) Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 2) Recent experience in the food service industry is strongly preferred 3) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in general business law This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Corporate Attorney in , IL]]> Description:  Our client is a leading meat company, currently seeking a driven and ambitious Corporate Attorney to join their team. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated professional who has a go-getter attitude. 1) Negotiate and oversee the company’s contractual arrangements with third parties 2) Review and assist in negotiation of national contracts and maintain current contract files 3) Oversee the company’s compliance policies and procedures in accordance with the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and other considerations including but not limited to CFTC, anti-money laundering and privacy regulations 4) Co-ordinate all franchise compliance documentation, including preparation of franchise document filings with state licensing agencies, preparation of default and termination letters and other related matters 5) Work closely with outside counsel, Franchise Operations and Business Development departments 6) Co-ordinate and oversee required regulatory filings 7) Work closely with the Real Estate Department in review and negotiation of restaurant leases 8) Administer and enforce insider trading and other fiduciary policies 9) Act as the main point of contact for Liquor License violations and work actively to avoid or reduce fees and penalties 10) Co-ordinate outside counsel for such matters when required 11) Co-ordinate all legal activities pertaining to protection of all intellectual property 12) Track legal issues and provide summary reports of such to senior management 13) Maintain record copies of corporate books, shareholder records, etc. 14) Attend all board of directors meetings and prepare and communicate minutes of the meetings 15) Review and approve outside counsel invoices for payment 16) Ensure compliance with all applicable legal licensure requirements and supervise License Administrator Consultant 17) Maintain licensure status and stay current with evolving legal trends through participation in professional organizations and continue legal education, especially in the area of franchise related matters 18) Act as an advisory capacity regarding general legal matters including employment, intellectual property, tax, guest complaints and other disputes 19) Co-ordinate various miscellaneous projects as needed, or as directed by Supervisor

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in meat industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in corporate or general practice Our client provides their employees with support in an environment that promotes growth and success. If you share the same passion, they welcome your application for consideration!]]>