Corporate Counsel

  • 600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Legal
  • Site Location: Minneapolis

Company Description

When it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We're not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It's in our DNA. We've turned a family recipe into a new snacking category. And the wilderness into the world's largest meat snack business, that's still proudly family owned and operated.

We're a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journey – whether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It’s a journey we share with you. It’s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category…with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo.

 At Jack Link's Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground. To realize our vision of becoming the World’s #1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?

Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is made up of over 4,000 passionate team members, across 11 countries, who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products and feeding the journey of those who move things forward. The Jack Link’s Protein Snacks portfolio of brands includes, Jack Link’s, Lorissa’s Kitchen, MATADOR Jerky, BiFi and Peperami.

Job Description

We are looking for Corporate Counsel to manage and support commercial contracting, privacy, and cybersecurity issues, and to assist in the management of litigation matters for the global leader in meat snacks. The ideal candidate has (or is interested in developing) a generalist legal approach and is comfortable embedding with our awesome business leaders. We want a self-disciplined problem solver who takes ownership and can provide reliable, detail-oriented services in a fast-paced environment. Awesome character and a robust sense of humor is essential. Corporate Counsel will have responsibility in the following areas:

  • Create and manage standard business agreements and agreement templates for use by legal department and business leaders.
  • Draft and negotiate agreements for corporate and commercial transactions, including commercial contracts, professional services agreements, sponsorship agreements, and purchase agreements.
  • Oversee contract management services and processes, including contract renewal and expiration and contract termination issues.
  • Support business leaders in navigating common contract questions and troubleshooting various issues with agreements.
  • Develop corporate training program to educate Jack Link’s Team Members on best practices for contracting processes and procedures.
  • Review and manage the company’s compliance with privacy laws and regulations, including the California Consumer Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Manage legal issues related to cybersecurity threats and prevention, including policy management, training, and legal issues relating to cybersecurity incident response.
  • Support the management of various disputes and litigation for company, including product liability, employment claims, and commercial disputes.
  • Provide legal support for regulatory compliance questions and issues.
  • Work on other special projects, as the legal team or the Corporate Counsel’s interests arise.

This position will offer the opportunity to gain general corporate legal experience while managing high-impact issues for a fun, exciting, and fast-growing business.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Law degree with strong academic credentials
  • Experience and understanding with commercial contracts and contract law are a must
  • 3+ years of experience as a practicing attorney in a law firm or corporate legal setting
  • Licensed attorney in good standing in Minnesota

Preferred:

  • Experience working on privacy issues, including website and ecommerce compliance.
  • Experience with litigation, including management of outside litigation counsel.
  • Experience implementing regulatory guidance in legal setting, preferably working with food law, USDA, FDA, or similar regulatory regime.
  • Capable of managing and supporting multiple projects and assignments.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capable of working empathetically with business leaders to be create problem solver.
  • Strong internal and external negotiating skills; able to articulate contract position and principles.
  • Presentation creation and delivery skills, including experience with PowerPoint, Excel, and other standard tools.
  • Experience with Net Documents or other document management software.
  • Experience with contract management systems or software.
  • Experience with Adobe Sign or other e-signature integrated systems.

Additional Information

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Jack Link’s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law.

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