Paralegal

  • 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 a paralegal who will help provide excellent services on a wide variety of corporate matters in a fun and dynamic business. The successful candidate will be very detail-oriented, able to prioritize and juggle competing priorities, and be responsive in a fast-paced environment. A self-starter with excellent judgment and character, strong organizational skills, and a sense of humor would excel in this position. The Paralegal will play a critical role in assisting the Jack Link’s legal team with a variety of legal and administrative responsibilities including the following:

  • Assist attorneys in a variety of corporate and commercial transactions – including drafting and negotiation of basic agreements from company templates such as confidentiality agreements and consulting agreements.
  • Contract administration management, including maintenance of templates, forms, executed agreements, finalize agreements for signature and distribution, draft and send correspondence, circulate agreements internally, etc.
  • Support the corporate secretarial function, including scheduling board meetings, preparing agendas, materials, and other documents for meetings, maintaining, and updating the company’s entity management database, and assistance with obtaining legalization of corporate documents and certificates.
  • Managing legal budgets and invoice processing.
  • Assist the legal team in implementing and optimizing processes and systems to increase efficiency, including developing and implementing legal and compliance policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Work on other special projects, as the legal team or the Paralegal's interests arise.
  • Become cross-trained in key Risk Management responsibilities.
  • Provide administrative support to in-house attorneys.

This position will offer the opportunity to grow in responsibilities for an individual who takes initiative and is willing to expand his or her knowledge through training and hands-on experience.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Paralegal AS, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant Paralegal or legal assistant experience
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and solid interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to regularly communicate highly confidential information to senior level staff and ability to maintain confidential information.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat and editing and formatting PDF documents preferred
  • Service-oriented attitude as it relates to interactions with clients, internal and external
  • Be a team player who enjoys taking on additional tasks or projects to support the growing company

Preferred:

  • 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

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
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.

E-VERIFY:
Jack Link’s is participant in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.  For information about the E-Verify program, please visit:  http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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