Associate General Counsel

Direct Hire, Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

Our client, a privately held company in the food industry, is seeking an Associate General Counsel to bolster their legal team.  The AGC is responsible for assisting the General Counsel in executing the legal philosophy and operations of Client, nationally and internationally, in support of the company’s long-term goals and objectives.  The successful candidate will provide counsel, service and leadership that touches on a wide range of subjects including contracts, employment, litigation, regulatory matters and governance matters. In each case, he or she must relentlessly drive our business needs and seek to create a competitive advantage, usually in ambiguous circumstances. The successful candidate will also possess a keen business mind and an immense amount of curiosity for Client’s business drivers as well as a love for elevating legal skills throughout the organization.

LOCATION: Wisconsin

This is a great job for a person who accepts nothing less than personal greatness as you get to:

  • Work with members (including senior management) of each of the Client business units and shared services
  • Assisting in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts in the following areas: vendor, customer, employment, leases, real estate, transportation, insurance, IT, tax, and financial
  • Position may select, engage and direct outside counsel to undertake specific and complex work requiring the application of highly specialized legal knowledge
  • Support legal compliance matters; work closely with each other major function to help implement effective compliance policy and practices
  • Support strategic activities such as mergers and acquisitions, licensing, joint venture and co-packer agreements, and other strategic partnerships for the holding company and operating company
  • Work with and manage internal and external resources
  • Promote legal compliance through training, coaching and mentoring
  • AGC reports directly to the General Counsel


Required Qualifications:

  • Curiosity and a love for lifelong learning
  • Proven track record for leading and influencing people
  • Executive presence and effective leadership style
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited institution
  • At least 7 years of experience practicing law at a law firm and/or in-house
  • Experience providing superlative counsel and advice to, executives and their related functions
  • A member in good standing of the Wisconsin bar (or acceptable equivalent)
  • Personal behaviors and proven track record that demonstrates the Client and its guiding principles and values
  • Ability to encourage risk-taking at the company’s level of risk tolerance
  • Results-driven, with the ability to inspire others deliver highest impact on customer success
  • Strong business judgment and the ability to understand and respond to business issues and needs
  • The ability to “issue spot” and exercise sound judgment across multiple areas of the law
  • A coachable attitude; able and willing to receive and provide constructive feedback
  • The ability to actively and effectively manage outside legal counsel
  • The ability to work independently, and handle both small and large matters with equal effectiveness and enthusiasm

Job Features

Job CategoryCorp InHouse

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