The Senior Counsel will directly support a number of senior leaders and provide day-to-day legal support. The successful candidate will routinely interface with the Finance and Customer Agreement teams supporting our US business, and will lead negotiation of contract language with national retail and foodservice customers, colleges/universities and other strategic customers. While the successful candidate will not directly manage other lawyers, he/she will manage paralegals as well as outside counsel, and will work collaboratively with other legal specialists across the Company. The Senior Counsel should expect the majority of his/her work to consist of matters inside the U.S.
Function Related Activities / Key Responsibilities:
•Provide legal and business advice to associates with respect to day-to-day operations of National Foodservice and On-Premise business, with particular emphasis on Strategic Partnership Marketing, and CCNA and CCR Commercial Leadership Functions.
•Deliver legal subject matter expertise in relevant practice area(s).
•Collaborate with outside counsel by communicating objectives, providing strategic direction and providing ongoing information and support in order to meet expectations and achieve Company objectives.
•Review work product of outside counsel to ensure product quality and that the work met expectations.
•Review, edit and comment on agreements drafted by others (e.g., paralegals, business clients, other Company lawyers, counterparties).
Education: Master's Degree or equivalent work experience
Related Work Experience: At least 12 years relevant work experience
•DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business
•COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler)
•ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders
•INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible
•DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential
•Ability to develop and effectively communicate sound legal advice and/or analysis, including determining alternative business solutions and best practices while taking into account client's role, objectives and risk tolerance.
•Ability to determine and understand client objectives and risk tolerance. Includes knowledge of methods and/or techniques used to determine to identify objectives or risk tolerance and ability to incorporate the information in making legal decisions.
•Contract Drafting and Interpretation. Ability to synthesize business terms and incorporate legal protections into a binding agreement. Includes knowledge of proper content of agreements and ability to understand and evaluate terms and contract language proposed by counterparties to determine items that are and are not negotiable.
•Advanced knowledge of contract law. Includes knowledge of and ability to understand basic terms and concepts.
•Ability to devise legal solutions that reduce financial liability, costs and negative publicity to acceptable levels.
•Ability to determine appropriate role of outside counsel, including setting strategic vision and parameters for involvement. Includes ability to determine appropriate staffing and controlling fees, cost and expenses.
•Knowledge of negotiation strategy and tactics. Includes the ability to apply appropriate strategies during negotiations.
Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants employees and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education employment history a criminal history check reference checks and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.
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