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Corporate Counsel- Contracts

at Niagara Bottling, LLC.

Posted: 11/25/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: R14561
Categories: Legal
Keywords: legal, contracts, law

Job Description

At Niagara, we’re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.

Consider applying here, if you want to:   

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.   
  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.   
  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.

Corporate Counsel- Contracts

The Corporate Counsel- Commercial Contracts is responsible for drafting, preparing, examining, analyzing, negotiating (in person, over conference calls and via email) and revising legal documents (including, without limitation, master agreements, addendums, amendments, letters and other related documents) both as vendor and customer. This position works cross departmentally and aims to reduce Niagara’s risk through contracting and document review. This is a full-time exempt position. Days and hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; however, evening and weekends will be required as job duties demand.

Essential Functions

  • Legal document development, administration and tracking of key legal provisions.
  • Draft and negotiate terms, conditions, standards and language with minimal supervision.
  • Perform contract review and interpretation to support internal business teams and the legal team’s litigation/claims efforts.
  • Maintain accurate records and files in matrices and databases to ensure reporting accuracy.
  • Train plants and corporate personnel on legal document review process and terms.
  • Misc. legal projects requested on an as-needed basis.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • 6+ Years  – Experience in Field
    • 6+ Years  – Experience in Position

                *experience may include a combination of work experience and education

  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • 10+ Years– Experience in Field
    • 10+ Years – Experience working in Position          

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

Competencies

This position embodies the values of Niagara’s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:

  • Lead Like an Owner
    • Makes safety the number one priority
    • Keeps alert for safety issues and escalates immediately
    • Effectively prioritizes tasks based on department goals
    • Shows respect to others and confronts interpersonal issues directly
    • Prioritizes resolution of customer issues effectively
    • Responds promptly and honors commitments to internal and external customers
  • InnovACT
    • Makes recommendations to continuously improve policies, methods, procedures, and/or products
    • Demonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstances
    • Increases performance through greater efficiency
  • Find a Way
    • Seeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other experts
    • Understands interdepartmental impact of individual decisions and actions
    • Seeks solutions rather than placing blame
  • Empowered to be Great
    • Consistently looks for ways to improve one’s self through growth and development opportunities
    • Communicates clearly and promptly up, down, and across
    • Communicates effectively to manage expectations

Additionally, the Corporate Counsel – Commercial Contracts is expected to demonstrate:

  • Effective negotiation, organizational and decision making skills with ability to plan, prioritize and multi-task;
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, customers and vendors;
  • The position has extensive contact with various levels of both internal and external customers;
  • Ability to review, comprehend, and, as necessary, rephrase/edit complicated legal language;
  • Excellent business and legal writing skills;
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) to all levels of the organization;
  • Advanced knowledge of contract law and its application in the purchasing and sale processes;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Very detail oriented
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Professional, self-motivated, flexible and able to meet deadlines under a high volume workload in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment with minimal supervision;
  • Strong grammar and spelling;
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel, contracts databases and MS Word.  Knowledge of Oracle a plus;
  • Positive attitude, ethics, and values which support our company’s values, team, environment and a healthy, high-performance culture.

Education

  • Minimum Required: 
    • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school

Certification/License:

  • Required:            Licensed to practice law in one of the 50 states in the USA
  • Preferred:           Licensed to practice law in the State of California

Foreign Language

  • Required:            None Required
  • Preferred:           Minimum Professional Proficiency – Spanish

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Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963. Niagara is a leading bottled water manufacturer in the U.S., supplying major retailers across the nation. With incredible growth over the past several years, the career possibilities at Niagara are endless!

Niagara’s culture is fast-paced, innovative and intensely collaborative. Our Team Members are passionate, driven and always find a way to get the job done. We work hard and play hard while staying true to our family atmosphere.

From competitive benefits and retirement options to educational reimbursements, ongoing training courses and exciting career advancement opportunities, at Niagara we truly take care of our Team Members.

We hope that you consider joining our Niagara family!  

Niagara Bottling LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.



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