Senior Counsel

Senior Counsel
Job ID: 1165191
Date posted: 12/16/2015

Senior Counsel
City Lakeville
# of openings:1

SENIOR COUNSEL – Post Consumer Brands

General Description:
This professional will provide legal advice and representation in a variety of areas, including commercial contracts drafting and negotiation, intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance (e.g., advertising and food labeling), risk management, and other areas of the law relevant to the Post Consumer Brands business headquartered in Lakeville, MN. This new position will work closely with the marketing, sales, finance, procurement, regulatory, quality and operations functions and reports to the Vice President and General Counsel of Post Consumer Brands.

Essential Job Functions:
•Provide high caliber, proactive legal and risk management advice to executives, senior managers and employees with respect to a range of legal issues affecting the business. Devise practical, business-oriented solutions and alternatives designed to mitigate risk and maximize business opportunities.
•Review, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts, including marketing and sales, distribution, procurement, services, licensing, construction/engineering, private label manufacturing, and confidentiality agreements, along with ancillary legal documents. Develop standardized contract templates and policies designed to efficiently support Post Consumer Brands’ business operations.
•Advise and strategize on intellectual property matters, including trademark, trade secret and patent protection.
•Support litigated matters, including product liability and class action claims, in collaboration with Post Holdings, Inc. litigation counsel.
•Advise on regulatory requirements pertinent to food manufacturing and sales, including labeling, packaging and claims, antitrust / trade compliance, and other regulatory issues.
•Assist in the development of legal, compliance and operational policies and guidance documents.
•Liaise with other Post Holdings attorneys and/or outside counsel to provide or obtain specialized advice.
•Advise Post Consumer Brands on legal issues facing international operations (particularly Canada).
•Advise and support other Post Holdings business units from time-to-time.
•Handle other corporate matters (environmental, real estate, etc.) as they arise.
•Assist with M&A diligence and integration of transactions.
•Oversee the work of paralegals and legal assistants as required.
•Perform other job functions as assigned.

Job Requirements:
•Juris doctorate degree (with excellent academic credentials) from an accredited law school.
•Member in good standing of the Minnesota State Bar.
•4-7 years legal experience in a law firm and/or in-house setting.
•Experience with manufacturing or the CPG industry (food/beverage) preferred.
•Knowledge of Canadian legal system a plus.
•Must exhibit excellent judgment and strategic thinking, providing practical, proactive solutions designed to meet legal and regulatory requirements while balancing business needs.
•Outstanding verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
•Demonstrated track record of consistently meeting and/or exceeding performance expectations.
•Some travel required (<25%). Post Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws. IND123 #LI-POST #GLDR legal jobs, law jobs, in-house jobs, go in-house jobs, legal careers, in-house legal jobs, law careers, attorney jobs, lawyer jobs, general counsel jobs, in-house counsel jobs, in-house jobs New York, in house jobs California, in-house jobs Chicago, in-house jobs Texas, in-house jobs Florida, jdhuntr, litigation jobs

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