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Corporate Governance, Employment/HR, General Commercial/Contracts
Major Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by a newly-created company, Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company (Heartland), to conduct a search for a General Counsel. Heartland is a privately-held company based in a suburb of Kansas City, Kansas. Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact Heartland directly; all resumes will be routed back to MLA and create delays.
Overview: The General Counsel (GC) will serve as the primary legal counsel to Heartland and will advise its CEO, COO and other senior management. The GC will be responsible for all legal affairs for Heartland, including corporate governance, commercial contracts, litigation, compliance programs and human resources. GC candidates must have expertise in the following areas: business transactions, contract negotiation and drafting, labor and employment (including union), and other commercial matters.
Company: Heartland is the newest Coca-Cola bottler. A privately-held company, Heartland is based in Lenexa, a suburb of Kansas City, Kansas. The new bottling company is the third new independent Coca-Cola bottler in recent decades.
Experience: 10+ years of relevant legal experience including serving as a General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel in a similarly-sized or larger company. Experience with corporate transactions, corporate governance, complex commercial transactions, litigation management, and employment is required. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in working in a fast-paced environment and an interest and willingness to work cooperatively to support a newly-acquired manufacturing company. A combination of law firm and in-house experience is preferred.
Compensation: Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world's largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly-specialized legal... professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Committed to providing full service in response to the talent needs of its clients, MLA also provides executive search services through its affiliate, Allegis Partners. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted "Best Legal Recruiter" by readers of The National Law Journal. To learn more about MLA, visit www.mlaglobal.com. To learn more about Allegis Partners, visit www.allegis-partners.com