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Senior Paralegal

Company: Bunge North America
Location: White Plains
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Job Description:

Bunge Limited (www.bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.
Position Summary:
The Senior Corporate Paralegal ( Paralegal ) will support the Bunge Management Services Inc., ( BMSI ) legal department. In that role, the Paralegal will support corporate secretarial functions, entity management and contract management. The Paralegal will collaborate with, actively engage and constructively partner with other lawyers and professional staff in other functions with respect to these matters.

Core Functions:
- Assist the Corporate Secretary in administering and managing Bunge Limited and Bermuda subsidiary records, including organizational documents, minutes, annual and periodic officer appointments, stock transfer records and other documents;
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Respond to internal and external (KYC) requests for corporate documents and coordinate with responsible treasury and legal contact to ensure requests are addressed in a timely manner; handle requests for apostilles/consularizations;
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Assist with a variety of transactional projects and internal requests, including coordinating closing documentation requirements for financing arrangements, M&A and corporte restructurings
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Support contract management activities, including obtaining signatures for Bunge Limited and subsidiaries, ensuring proper legal review and internal approvals have been obtained; uploading executed contracts to Ariba or other contract management database.
Assist with matter creation, review and administration and follow-up questions regarding outside counsel fees submitted in Legal Tracker system
Participate in and support legal department initiatives aimed at streamlining legal processes and policies, including contract management and legal entity management;
Reinforce organizational initiatives designed to reduce costs by adhering to and promoting applicable policies issued as part of the global competitiveness program


Skills/Experience Requirements:
- Undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university preferred and paralegal certification;
- 6 - 8 years of hands-on experience in corporate paralegal capacity
- Experience administering corporate entity, contracts and legal administration databases (experience with Ariba contract administration and Thomsen Reuters Legal Tracker and CSC Entity Management a plus).
- Corporate in-house legal experience working closely with or supporting attorneys or legal departments;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization;
- Strong project management skills;
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Proficiency in Microsoft Office systems, including Word, Excel and Power point required
Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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