Have you heard of Danone North America?

We make delicious & responsibly-produced foods & beverages that nourish people’s lives.  We formed in April 2017, when Danone acquired WhiteWave Foods and united two companies in North America with a shared commitment to purpose, growth, and good food.  We are committed to redefining success in business as the largest Certified B Corp & public benefit corporation in the world.  We are passionate change-agents united and motivated by making a positive impact every day.  Our products are everywhere & include everyone.  Some of our loved & trusted brands include: Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, Happy Family, International Delight, Silk, Vega, Oikos, Light & Fit, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Wallaby Organic, Left Field Farms, Good Plants Dairy Free, Yo Crunch, Evian & Nutricia.  People join & stay at Danone North America because they can find both professional & personal fulfillment in their daily experience.  And our benefits aren’t too shabby either — think flexible (unlimited) time off & up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave to name a couple!    

About the Job:
– Lead negotiation and drafting of a myriad of commercial contracts including service, supply, manufacturing, finance, leases, consulting, construction, transportation, and warehouse agreements
– Provide quick and clear guidance to multiple functions across the business (including procurement, research and innovation, finance, sustainability, public affairs, and communication) without undue reliance on outside counsel
– Work with Associate General Counsel, Contracts and other team members in developing, improving, and implementing 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:
– Juris doctor degree from a top-tier law school
– Minimum 7 years’ experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department significant corporate and transactional experience
– Willing to travel occasionally for the role
– Ability to identify legal issues quickly and communicate sound, understandable legal recommendations to the business effectively
– Possess strong work ethic, a “hands on” mentality, take ownership of work product, and can work in a fast-paced, multinational environment on a collaborative legal team
– Strong oral communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
– Ability to relate to a diverse client base and provide creative and clear counsel to the business to achieve company objectives
– Effective organizational skills with careful attention to detail

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