Associate Counsel- Transactional
Location:
Posted:
November 07, 2016
Reference:
16007757

JOB SUMMARY:

A transactional attorney to support Nestle Purina's PetCare business.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

A transactional legal counsel position as part of the Legal Group for Nestlé Purina PetCare Company based in St. Louis, Missouri. 

The successful candidate should be able to provide sound and timely legal advice to Nestlé Purina personnel

on a day-to-day basis for a consumer products company with a pet food orientation. 

Day-to-day activities include reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a wide range of complex contracts and transactions;

serving as legal counsel for various business transactions;

and providing legal counsel for procurement, manufacturing, co-manufacturing, business development, technical functions, and other business functions.

Agreements include complex purchase and supply agreements, asset and stock purchase agreements, intellectual property licenses, joint development agreements,

research agreements, sponsorship agreements, confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, consulting and services agreements, etc. 

   

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for a broad range of legal matters, interacting with various levels of management, and accomplishing multiple legal tasks with moderate supervision.

This position is part of a small, hands-on legal team, and the ability to be flexible, adapt to change and work well within a small group and as part of a

large corporation is required.

SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED:

While not necessaily direct reporting responsibility, this position will have interaction with paralegals and administrative staff within the Dept.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school. 

A license to practice law in the State of Missouri or an equivalent state so as to be able to obtain their Missouri in-house counsel license.

5+ years of business transactional or commercial contract experience working in either a law office or in- house counsel position

In depth experience/knowledge with IP aspects of transactional matters (patent, design, copyright and trademark) is strongly preferred.

In depth experience/knowledge with IP aspects of transactional matters (patent, design, copyright and trademark) is strongly preferred. Experience with real estate transactions and antitrust issues is beneficial, but not requried.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERED BUT NOT REQUIRED:

In depth experience/knowledge with IP aspects of transactional matters (patent, design, copyright and trademark) is strongly preferred.

Experience with real estate transactions and antitrust issues is beneficial, but not requried.

A little about us:
We aim to make discoveries that better the lives of pets everywhere through the highest-quality production of pet food, snacks and litter. Pets are our passion. Safety is our promise. Progress is our pledge.

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