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Counsel - Contracts & IS/IT

Company: Danone North America
Location: White Plains
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

About the jobOur Legal team monitors the legal landscape and provides 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, IS/IT and Cycles & Procurement. You will assess the risks, evaluate effects, and propose sustainable solutions that have a positive impact. We are currently looking to hire aCounsel -Contracts & IS/IT for a hybrid position based inBroomfield, CO or White Plains, NY.
The role will include the following scope: Primary legal contact for IS/IT and other teams in providing strategic advice and legal support
Support transformation projects as well as technology and other complex transactions Negotiate and draft of a wide range of commercial and technology agreements including SaaS Agreements, MSAs, Professional Services, Subscription Services, Outsourcing Agreements, Hardware Agreements, e-Commerce Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Cloud Services Agreements, and Data Protection Agreements Analyze and interpret existing agreements to provide advice and guidance Support areas including information systems and technology, digital, AI, GenAI, cybersecurity, outsourcing, and market data and usage Provide accurate, reasoned, and concise legal advice to business teams at all levels and across multiple businesses without undue reliance on outside counsel Work with Contracts team in developing, improving, and implementing templates, contracting guidelines, processes, and training Handle a diverse range of duties and responsibilities effectively while exercising initiative and independent judgment in a fast-paced, multinational environment Stay abreast of relevant and emerging trends in the law Report directly to the Associate General Counsel, Contracts About you About you:
Juris doctor degree from a top-tier law school Minimum of 7 years of experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department with specific IS/IT experience Skilled attorney with experience in complex commercial transactions and a broad general knowledge of legal issues facing technology
Willing to travel occasionally for the role (10%) Ability to identify legal issues quickly and communicate sound, understandable and practical legal recommendations to the business effectively Possess strong work ethic, a "hands on" mentality, take ownership of work product, and can work in a multinational environment on a collaborative legal team Strategic thinker with ability to work independently through issues, evaluate risks and make sound judgment or escalate issues as necessary in a fast-moving environment Knowledge of IP, privacy and/or anti-trust a plus
Experience in implementing and using contract management software a plus Strong oral communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills An ability to relate to a diverse client base and provide creative and clear counsel to the business to achieve company objectives
The base compensation range for this position is $145,000-$210,000 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.About us About Us:
At Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world likeActivia, Silk, 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 https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf#LI-NORAM #LI-HYBRID

Keywords: Danone North America, White Plains , Counsel - Contracts & IS/IT, Legal , White Plains, New York

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