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When people think of Welch's, they think of our great tasting juice and jelly and a trusted, iconic brand. People also think we are a big company. We're not. We're a co-operative, owned by the family farmers who grow our delicious and nutritious grapes. Our work allows our farmers to maintain an agricultural way of life, send their children to college, and hand their farm down to the next generation as was done for almost 150 years.
At Welch's you'll find people who are genuine and talented, and a collaborative community. We think like farmers - we're agile, we're resilient, and we're passionate about our grapes and our brand. We're real and honest people with a shared purpose. And we're building a team that's playing to win and daring to try new things.
We're looking for a Corporate Counsel to join our team and be accountable for drafting and negotiating material contracts with suppliers, licensees, distributors, contract manufacturers, and other business partners. They will also be responsible for advising internal business partners on legal and compliance matters, managing litigation (in conjunction with external counsel), and ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures.
Who You Are:
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are a must.
Ability to take complex issues and communicate them in a simple and concise manner.
Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to build strong working relationships and influence others at all levels within and outside the organization.
Strong business acumen and the ability to balance legal advice and guidance in service of the business.
Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and deliver against tight deadlines.
What You'll Enjoy:
Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results
Flexible work schedules
Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
Generous 401k plan with annual company match
Discounts on Welch's products
Current bar admission
5-8 years of broad-based transactional experience
Strong academic credentials and large law firm experience are preferred
Welch's believes diversity makes good business sense and we take pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran
We’re owned by farmers and we’re built on the legacy of their hard work and dedication. As the makers of your favorite juices, jams and jellies, we’re honored to be part of families’ daily routines – it’s what gets us up in the morning.
We’ve learned that it takes a lot of great minds to create lasting growth. We have a big brand name, but we stick close to our mid-size roots. That means no ivory towers and plenty of opportunities to diversify and grow your skills. Your ideas and accomplishments are recognized and you have the potential to make an impact every day.
Come be part of a community that’s passionate about grapes and help us grow something special together.