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The General Counsel serves the Company (including its subsidiaries and affiliates) as in-house counsel and is responsible for providing professional legal advice and representation for complicated legal issues throughout the organization and specifically to the Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors, and the Senior Management Team.
A trusted and valued member of the CFO Team, the General Counsel will be fully involved in the business, advising the CFO in a way that transcends the role typically played by an attorney.
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities
Oversee all matters of legal significance to the organization including, corporate governance, risk management, and legal compliance in respect to the company’s expansion and M&A activity, labeling, employee safety, and consumer protection.
As corporate secretary, will conduct and document quarterly board meetings.
Have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the company’s businesses and all legal documents pertaining to the businesses.
Maintain all corporate records, including, but not limited to organizational documents, minutes of meetings, resolutions, stock ledgers, closing binders and other business records.
Manage all local, state and federal filings; including licensing forms, required to maintain the legal good standing in the areas in which the company operates.
Create and set up new entities.
Provide legal advice and assistance to other department.
Perform legal research, prepare and render legal opinions.
Review and draft agreements and other documents as directed including employment, vendor, private label, IT, finance, real estate.
Review existing policies and develop new policies pertaining to legal matters.
Manage outside counsel and provide general oversight and organization of their assignments and budget.
Keep abreast of standard practices and trends affecting the company’s industries.
Advise the organization about government regulations and legal rights.
Manage the intellectual property, including trademark, trade dress, and copyrights of the organization.
Examine company’s litigation strategy to determine the advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or other legal actions.
Establish and promulgate legal directives with respect to corporate activities.
Participate in executive management meetings and present reports and recommendations regarding legal matters.
Manage governmental and community affairs by building strong ties to local elected officials and key community stakeholders
Manage the legal issues and regulatory compliance required as a result of any facility relocations.
7 - 10 years of experience including both law firm and in-house practice.
Broad legal experience coupled with experience advising managers on a variety of business matters.
Knowledge of and experience with contract drafting a must.
Exposure to manufacturing related legal issues and consumer business a must.
Knowledge of labor relations a plus.
Ideal Personal Profile
Must be willing to be hands-on.
Excellent judgment and business savvy and a reputation for being a thought partner and problem solver rather than an obstacle to forward business momentum.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Time management skills and the ability to juggle many competing priorities.
Ideal Education & Qualifications
Juris Doctorate from a well-regarded law school
Bar membership, preferably in California
About Ready Pac Foods
Ready Pac / Bonduelle Fresh Americas produces an array of convenience fresh foods, including healthy salad blends, snacks, single-serving salads, and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, for sale through supermarkets and restaurant chains serving consumers across North America.
Ready Pac / Bonduelle Fresh Americas has established an expanding portfolio of innovative branded products recognized for their high quality and responsiveness to changing consumer expectations for variety, convenience, and safety. The company also has pioneered award-winning efforts to work with growers and other members of the food chain to protect the environment and sustain natural resources.
Founded in 1969, the company is headquartered in Irwindale, California, and operates additional processing facilities in Florence and Swedesboro, New Jersey, as well as Jackson, Georgia. All locations are USDA-certified and Quality Assurance International (QAI) organic certified. The company employs more than 4,000 individuals and has annual revenues of more than $900 million.