Our client, a privately-held/family owned and operated company, is a global leader in providing value-added, branded food products to the foodservice industry and retail markets. The Company has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the executives in their search for a strong and dynamic General Counsel to lead the legal function.
Responsibilities include: providing best practices legal support to all functions of the Company; ensuring the highest quality management of corporate governance; drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of commercial, supplier, vendor, NDA and other commercial agreements. This attorney will also counsel executives on labor and employment, financing and mergers and acquisitions matters. S/he will manage regulatory matters affecting consumer products and brands, refine processes to facilitate legal support of the company’s marketing and operational teams, including food branding and food safety issues. This is an exciting opportunity to work with other business functions to provide strategic, business-oriented legal guidance on a wide variety of matters.
The ideal candidate will possess:
• 10-12+ years of experience practicing law with significant experience in the consumer-packaged products/food/foodservice industry - strong law firm experience is a plus.
• Experience advising C-level executives and Boards of Directors on issues related to corporate governance, operations, labor and employment, marketing, and finance.
• Impeccable legal and business judgment and an ability to quickly assess risk and prioritize.
• Executive presence and proven ability to influence at all levels.
• Business acumen.
• Efficiently and effectively manage external counsel as needed.
• Great written and oral communication skills.
• A collaborative approach in a fast-paced, growth and team-oriented environment.
• Effective and efficient management of external legal resources.
Culture: From its inception as a family-run business, the Company has nurtured a culture built on values that inspire all employees to achieve their full potential, to build trust through honest and direct communication, to honor one’s word, to respect each other, to work as a team, and to constantly strive to make things better for one another, the customer, suppliers, and the community as a whole. The company’s commitment to these values is baked into its history and is central to its mission. The successful candidate will embody these values and model them within the organization.
Solutus Legal Search is proud to have been retained on an exclusive basis for this search partnership. Interested candidates may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.