NJOY is one of the largest independent vaping companies in the U.S. and a leader in the revolution against cigarettes. With a clear mission to Make Smoking History, NJOY offers a range of e-cigarettes and vaping devices for the millions of adult smokers looking for an alternative. We’re a best-in-class team with passion, intellectual horsepower and operational acumen, collectively driven in our mission and commitment to improve the lives of adult smokers.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This role reports directly to NJOY’s General Counsel.
We are looking for an attorney to join our team as an Associate Counsel, Contracts. This attorney will specialize in the area of commercial contracts (with experience on both U.S. and global agreements). In this position, you will be part of a collaborative and growing department of attorneys who provide legal and compliance support across the company. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a range of commercial agreements, including manufacturing, supplier, distribution, and data protection agreements, professional services agreements, master service agreements, statements of work, terms and conditions, non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements, day-to-day purchase and/or service agreements, and other agreements to support U.S. and international business activities; Identify and analyze legal issues; help determine business terms and structure transactions, and provide advice to colleagues that advances business objectives consistent with legal requirements. In addition you will be responsible for the following initiatives:
- Implementing and managing a contract management system, including coordinating the improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes, and developing training and templates, and working with our procurement function.
- Provide general compliance advice and training related to contracts, remain current on legal decisions, statutory changes and other developments, and advise company and teams accordingly.
- Graduate degree in law from a top-tier institution and a member of the New York bar.
- At least seven years of relevant work experience that includes handling a broad range of commercial and corporate transactions. Significant in-house experience preferred.
- Substantial understanding of commercial, intellectual property, licensing, and data protection laws (or a strong willingness to learn).
- Ability to contribute to discussions of general business issues; to work well with a wide range of individuals; and to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong organizational skills and ability to balance competing demands under time pressure.
- Excellent judgment and the highest ethical standards, integrity, authenticity, credibility and character.
- Familiarity with global business practices and working knowledge of domestic and international privacy law (e.g., GDPR) is preferred.
- The position will be based in New York and may include minimal travel.