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The Assistant General Counsel will be a key member of the Wells Enterprises legal team and will coordinate with our business teams on various initiatives. This position will work on customer contracts, marketing activities, regulatory compliance, and litigation management. The Assistant General Counsel reports directly to the Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel.
Other responsibilities include:
Negotiate and draft contracts related to the sale of branded food products;
Provide legal counsel to business teams by identifying, analyzing, and addressing legal risks;
Responsible for compliance with food regulations, antitrust laws, and advertising requirements;
Review basic transactional documents such as non-disclosure agreements, secured transaction documents, and credit support instruments;
Manage commercial litigation and coordinate with outside counsel.
Law degree and bar membership;
At least 3-5 years of experience focused on transactional matters and contract drafting;
Law firm experience preferred;
Legal experience in the food industry is a plus;
Excellent writing and oral communication skills and ability to interact with and provide advice to senior management; and
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Wells Enterprises is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Vet/Disabled
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 1800000266
Wells Enterprises, Inc. is the largest privately held, family-owned ice cream and frozen treat manufacturer in the United States. The company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Le Mars, Iowa, the Ice Cream Capital of the World. Wells produces more than 150 million gallons of ice cream a year, including its signature brand, Blue Bunny® and the iconic Bomb Pop®. Wells also manufactures licensed frozen treat brands including Weight Watchers® frozen novelties. Ice cream enthusiasts can find their favorite products manufactured by Wells in grocery, convenience and club stores, on mobile vending trucks and in foodservice settings (such as educational institutions, hospitals and restaurants). The company's corporate office and two ice cream plants are located in Le Mars. Over 2,500 production, sales, office, and support personnel make up the Wells family. With its state-of-the-art production facilities the company is cited by many industry experts as one of the most technically advanced in the industry.