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Sr. Counsel, Contracts

Company: Danone
Location: White Plains
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Our Legal teams monitors the legal landscape and provide strategic guidance to drive the business forward. By joining this team, you will work closely with colleagues across many Danone functions with a focus on Contracts and our Cycles & Procurement teams. You will assess the risks, evaluate effects, and propose sustainable solutions that have a positive impact. We are currently looking to hire a Sr. Counsel based in Broomfield, CO or White Plains, NY. This role reports into the Deputy General Counsel and will be responsible to manage and provide leadership to a team of three (two attorneys and one Sr. Paralegal).In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Provides strategic advice during senior level negotiations of complex contracts including but not limited to service, supply, manufacturing, finance, leases, consulting, construction, transportation, and warehouse agreements;
  • Serve as key business partner to the procurement team, working collaboratively with procurement managers, clients, and key stakeholders to develop legal strategies to meet the business needs;
  • Identifies and implements innovative solutions and best practices that address the priorities of Danone's procurement team, develop templates, playbooks and other guidelines for contracting; develop training strategy and course materials on contracting matters;
  • Partners with Danone's compliance department in developing, revising, implementing, and monitoring compliance with Danone's contract policy;
  • Effectively working with Danone's global purchasing team to advise on global contracts and responding to, and resolving commercial disputes affecting Danone's North America business;
  • Advise departments and units in asserting, responding to, and resolving commercial disputes involving the purchase of goods and services;
  • Handle a diverse range of duties and responsibilities effectively while exercising initiative and independent judgment in a fast-paced, multinational environment; and
  • Stay abreast of relevant and emerging trends in the law.About youAbout You:
    • You have a Juris doctor degree from a top-tier law school and bar admission.
    • You have least 10+ years of relevant legal experience in a top-tier law firm and/or in-house legal department.
    • You have people management experience.
    • You will have ability to travel occasionally for the role (about 10%).
    • You have experience and ability to identify legal issues quickly and communicate sound, understandable legal recommendations to the business effectively.
    • You possess a strong work ethic and a "hands on" mentality, take ownership of work product, and be able to work in a fast-paced, multinational environment.
    • You have exceptional collaboration, negotiation, and communication skills.The base compensation range for this position is $165,000-$190,000 commensurate with experience. Danone North America additionally offers a performance-based bonus and has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, among other benefit plan options. To give our employees flexibility, Danone is a hybrid work environment with opportunities to work both remotely and in office when desired.About usAbout Us:At Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You'll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corps--- in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.Danone North America doesn't just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Keywords: Danone, White Plains , Sr. Counsel, Contracts, Legal , White Plains, New York

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