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Division General Counsel, Beverage & Bakery Sweets

Division General Counsel, Beverage & Bakery Sweets

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

Position Summary

POSITION SUMMARY
This senior level position will have primary responsibility for supporting two of Nestlé’ USA’s core businesses, the Beverage Division and the Bakery Sweets Division, with collective annual revenues of about $3.0 billion.  The Beverage Division includes some of Nestle’s most iconic brands like Coffee-mate, Nesquik, and Natural Bliss, as well as brands like Chameleon Cold Brew ready to drink coffee.  The Bakery Sweets Division oversees key brands like Toll House, Carnation, and Libby’s pumpkin.  This position serves on the leadership teams for both Divisions and is responsible for the delivery of high quality, actionable, and timely legal advice in support of their respective priorities. In addition, this person will be a member of the Nestlé USA legal leadership team responsible for establishing and delivering on functional priorities.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

As a leader on both business teams and in the legal function, this role will:
•  Serve as the Legal Department’s primary point of contact for the Beverage and Bakery Sweets Divisions and as a member for the leadership teams of each business
•  Work directly with the leadership teams to develop and support business strategy
•  Provide day-to-day advice across all levels of the business teams in the areas of commercial transactions, product development, product labeling & claims, advertising & marketing, sales and distribution, antitrust, and compliance matters
•  Coordinate the delivery of legal services from in-house specialists and external counsel. 
•  Contribute to the development and implementation of the Legal department’s functional priorities

QUALIFICATIONS
•  JD from an accredited law school
•  Current membership in the Virginia State Bar or the ability to become Registered In-House Counsel in Virginia
•  Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

SKILLS
•  Business-savvy attorney who works to clarify business goals and find solutions to complex challenges
•  Demonstrated ability to work across all levels of an organization from entry level employees to top executives 
•  Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders and team members
•  High level of analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and the ability to solve problems proactively and with business acumen
•  Excellent project management skills and initiative

Req. ID

144172 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

Position Summary

POSITION SUMMARY
This senior level position will have primary responsibility for supporting two of Nestlé’ USA’s core businesses, the Beverage Division and the Bakery Sweets Division, with collective annual revenues of about $3.0 billion.  The Beverage Division includes some of Nestle’s most iconic brands like Coffee-mate, Nesquik, and Natural Bliss, as well as brands like Chameleon Cold Brew ready to drink coffee.  The Bakery Sweets Division oversees key brands like Toll House, Carnation, and Libby’s pumpkin.  This position serves on the leadership teams for both Divisions and is responsible for the delivery of high quality, actionable, and timely legal advice in support of their respective priorities. In addition, this person will be a member of the Nestlé USA legal leadership team responsible for establishing and delivering on functional priorities.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

As a leader on both business teams and in the legal function, this role will:
•  Serve as the Legal Department’s primary point of contact for the Beverage and Bakery Sweets Divisions and as a member for the leadership teams of each business
•  Work directly with the leadership teams to develop and support business strategy
•  Provide day-to-day advice across all levels of the business teams in the areas of commercial transactions, product development, product labeling & claims, advertising & marketing, sales and distribution, antitrust, and compliance matters
•  Coordinate the delivery of legal services from in-house specialists and external counsel. 
•  Contribute to the development and implementation of the Legal department’s functional priorities

QUALIFICATIONS
•  JD from an accredited law school
•  Current membership in the Virginia State Bar or the ability to become Registered In-House Counsel in Virginia
•  Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

SKILLS
•  Business-savvy attorney who works to clarify business goals and find solutions to complex challenges
•  Demonstrated ability to work across all levels of an organization from entry level employees to top executives 
•  Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders and team members
•  High level of analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and the ability to solve problems proactively and with business acumen
•  Excellent project management skills and initiative

Req. ID

144172 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Arlington, VA, US, 22209

Arlington, VA, US, 22209


Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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