B&G Foods is seeking a talented corporate, securities and M&A attorney to join our Legal Department.
This position will report to the General Counsel.
This position will be based in Parsippany, New Jersey.
The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Assisting in the preparation and review of reports and other documents filed with the SEC, including Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, proxy statements, registration statements, Section 16 reports, etc.
Assisting with the preparation and review of annual and quarterly earnings announcements, investor presentations, press releases and other public announcements.
Providing legal and compliance advice as to public company requirements, including SEC/NYSE reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, Regulation FD and corporate governance obligations.
Assisting with strategic transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and debt and equity financings:
Responsible for oversight and execution of due diligence reviews.
Assisting with drafting and negotiation of primary transaction documents.
Preparing closing documentation and assisting with transaction closings.
Assisting with post-closing M&A transitions.
Assisting with post-closing indenture and credit agreement compliance.
Proactively counseling and supporting members of senior management and various departments, including by drafting, reviewing, negotiating and interpreting a wide variety of agreements, such as co-manufacturing; supply; warehousing, transportation and distribution; real estate; environmental; sales; marketing; licensing; information technology; and confidentiality agreements.
Assisting in the development of policies, procedures and training as needed.
Suggesting and implementing improvements in processes, forms and operations, including disclosure controls and procedures.
Keeping informed and continuing to develop expertise in above areas through on-the-job training, continuing legal education and reading.
5+ years of experience as an attorney at a top law firm or comparable in-house experience.
Extensive experience in SEC reporting, mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions, and technical expertise in SEC and NYSE rules and regulations and Delaware corporate law.
Ability to maintain the highest degree of ethics.
Highly motivated, pro-active team-player with a positive attitude and desire to learn and expand skill set and become a subject matter expert.
Self-starter with a sense of urgency who is able to work independently and with minimal direction while at the same time keeping members of senior management appropriately informed.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, handle unanticipated situations effectively and work well under pressure with tight deadlines.
Creativity and problem solving skills.
Sound business and legal judgment, with the ability to balance business objectives and risk.
Demonstrated leadership ability.
Exceptional attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Member in good standing with at least one U.S. state bar and the ability to serve as in-house corporate counsel in New Jersey.
JD degree from a top U.S. law school.
Bachelor’s degree from a top college or university.
Eligible for management bonus plan.
Defined benefit pension plan.
401(k) savings plan with company match.
Medical, prescription drug and dental coverage.
Life insurance and short-term and long-term disability plans.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
B&G Foods is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf.
About B&G Foods, Inc.
Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute high-quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. With our diverse portfolio of more than 50 brands you know and love, including B&G, B&M, Back to Nature, Cream of Wheat, Green Giant, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, Mama Mary’s, Maple Grove Farms, Mrs. Dash, New York Style, Ortega, Pirate’s Booty, Polaner, Spice Islands and Victoria, there’s a little something for everyone. For more information about B&G Foods and our brands, please visit www.bgfoods.com.
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