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General Commercial/Contracts, Intellectual Property, Transactions
About the Company:
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is one of the world’s largest wine companies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX.TWE). The Company has a rich heritage and a portfolio of some of the most recognized and awarded wine brands in the world, including Penfolds, Stags’ Leap, Beaulieu Vineyard, Beringer, 19 Crimes, Matua, Chateau St Jean, Sterling Vineyards, Cavaliere D’Oro and Etude. TWE is focused on portfolio premiumization and brand-led marketing, with world-class production facilities in internationally recognized wine regions. The Americas head offices are situated in Oakland and Napa California. Our production and winery facilities are located in the iconic wine growing regions of Napa Valley, Sonoma County and the Central Coast. The Company sources grapes for our extensive US wine portfolio from a mix of owned, leased and grower vineyards through California, with wine production facilities also in California. Employing approximately 3,400 winemakers, viticulturists, sales, marketing, distribution and support staff across the globe, TWE’s wine is sold in more than 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Treasury Wine Estates at www.tweglobal.com.
TWE seeks an experienced attorney with alcoholic beverage/wine industry experience and strong commercial and transactional experience in the consumer-packaged goods industry. This role will provide practical legal advice to TWE on areas including but not limited to federal and state alcoholic beverage laws, trade practices, compliance and training, commercial contracts and other transactional matters.
Advise on compliance with US Federal, state, and local laws and regulations covering all aspects of the alcoholic beverage business, including licensing, production, packaging, distribution, marketing, sales and compliance.
Advise on rules of international trade, including US Customs and US Treasury Department Tax and Trade Bureau laws and regulations, as well as US international treaty rights and obligations; coordinate with foreign counsel regarding compliance with alcoholic beverage laws and regulations of foreign countries concerning the alcoholic beverage business.
Advise the marketing and direct-to-consumer teams regarding trade practice issues, including but not limited to distributor incentives, consumer tastings, social media promotions, sponsorships and samples shipping. Develop compliance rationale and devise creative solutions and alternatives so that TWE’s activities remain commercially competitive.
Create and execute education programs on alcoholic beverage compliance issues.
Support acquisitions, including detailed reviews of licensing, contracts and compliance practices.
Negotiate and draft contracts for commercial relationships as directed by the General Counsel Americas, including advertising agencies, sponsorships, research, information technology, events, supply and procurement and others.
Provide risk assessment and create and negotiate solutions.
Juris Doctor (JD) degree required
Active member in good standing of the California Bar or eligible to be registered as an in-house counsel in California
8 years+ experience as a licensed attorney at a top-tier law firm or equivalent in-house experience required
Deep understanding of federal and state alcoholic beverage laws and regulations
Self-motivator who can work in a fast-paced international public company
Entrepreneurial mindset that enables you to successfully work independently with little guidance, but also to use good judgment and escalate issues when needed
Sound and practical business judgment
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
Attention to detail is required
Ability to maintain a positive work environment, contribute to group morale and reflect TWE growth behaviours
Great sense of humour
Treasury Wine Estates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Treasury Wine Estates
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is one of the world’s largest wine companies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (TWE.AX). The Company has a rich heritage and a portfolio of some of the most recognized and awarded wine brands in the world, including Penfolds, Pepperjack, Wynns, Beaulieu Vineyard, Beringer, Wolf Blass, 19 Crimes, Matua, Chateau St Jean, Sterling Vineyards, Gabbiano, Lindeman’s and Rawson’s Retreat. TWE is focused on portfolio premiumization and brand-led marketing, with world-class production facilities in internationally recognized wine regions. The Company sources grapes from a mix of owned, leased and third-party vineyards. Employing approximately 3,400 winemakers, viticulturists, sales, marketing, distribution and support staff across the globe, TWE’s wine is sold in more than 100 countries around the world.