Del Monte Foods, Inc. is conducting a search for an experienced attorney to serve as Deputy General Counsel. The successful candidate will report directly to the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel (DGC) will provide legal advice and counsel relating to several subject matter areas including commercial contracts, procurement, human resources, employee benefits, environmental, real estate, marketing and sales. The DGC will also manage various outside counsel relationships involving commercial litigation, employment litigation, and mergers & acquisitions. The DGC will be a valued member of the legal team and enjoy frequent interaction with internal business leaders. This attorney will be based in Walnut Creek, California.
The successful candidate will have 10+ years of wide-ranging legal experience in areas including commercial contracts, procurement, HR, environmental, real estate, and marketing and sales. At least 5 years of in-house experience at a large company ($500M+ revenue) is required, no less than 2 years of which are at a Director or higher job level. Consumer Package Goods industry experience is a plus.
Del Monte Foods, Inc. is a multi-national food company headquartered in beautiful Walnut Creek, CA, with annual sales of approximately $2 billion. With a powerful portfolio of brands, including iconic Del Monte®, Contadina®, S&W® and College Inn®, our premium-quality meal ingredients, snacks and beverages can be found in six out of ten U.S. households.
Del Monte is committed to promoting and preserving a workplace environment rich in diversity — one in which individual differences are not simply tolerated or accepted, but truly appreciated. Del Monte strives to nourish and enrich its employees by respecting their work-life balance, providing competitive pay and benefits, championing an inclusive and diverse work environment, and promoting a culture of health and safety.
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