Corporate, Corporate Generalist, General Commercial/Contracts Law
As the nation’s leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we’re also committed to developing our people – enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.
Nestlé Waters consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you’ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that’s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You’ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It’s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions – all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.
When it comes to leading the industry with the highest standards in quality, Nestlé Waters Corporate is a vital element of our success. As part of the Corporate team, this is something you’ll play a leading role in. Whether you’re based in finance or Human Resources, Legal, Communications or IT, you’ll be a force for good – someone who is trusted, empowered and supported to make a genuine, lasting impression on our organization. You’ll grow and develop as we do, sharing in the success your accomplishments bring. And, as you achieve great things and thrive within our Corporate team, you can be certain your contributions have a wide-reaching impact – on the lives of customers and colleagues alike. Simply put, it’s an opportunity to collaborate with some of the best talent in the industry on work that’s challenging, engaging, meaningful and never anything less than rewarding.
We are currently seeking an Associate Counsel to be located in Stamford, CT and report to the Managing Counsel.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
The Associate Legal Counsel will serve as a key member of the legal team, providing advice on a wide range of tactical and operational issues for the ReadyRefresh home and office delivery business and eCommerce platform.
The Associate Legal Counsel’s responsibilities will cover the entire gamut of legal matters that would typically confront a service delivery business, including:
With the support of other more senior legal professionals, the Associate Legal Counsel will provide proactive and pragmatic legal counsel regarding general corporate and commercial matters, such as bid preparation, terms and conditions review, contracts review, data privacy, TCPA, small sized M&A opportunities, customer disputes, social and digital media advertising review, distributor agreements, insured litigation matters, employment law matters, compliance with corporate policies, and other day to day activities;
Acting as a business partner and trusted advisor, providing direct legal counsel to ReadyRefresh executives and managers to foster timely strategic and commercial business decisions;
Further developing internal legal commercial expertise, and the management of outside counsel;
Set a tone of unwavering dedication to the highest standards, and possesses the gravitas and reputation to establish effective working relationships with executives, managers and employees at all levels throughout the company.
The successful candidate preferably will have had experience with a range of corporate and commercial matters, as well as such areas as: acquisitions; litigation; real estate and environmental; and minor regulatory matters.
Regardless of background, this person will have the overall business acumen, pace, and leadership skills to be effective in a fast-moving consumer business.
This is a hands-on role, requiring a willingness to roll up one’s sleeves and bring a team-centric and collaborative attitude to their role.
Consistently solutions-oriented and outcome-driven, she/he must be flexible to adopt and prioritize their activities to mirror the needs of the organization.
Key qualifications include:
BA/BS Degree or equivalent
JD degree required
3-5 years of related experience with direct commercial, M&A, real estate, data privacy and employment law experience; in-house generalist experience preferred
CT or NY State Bar Membership in good standing (or equivalent, CT house counsel designation)
Experience with contracts and disputes, as well as regulators and regulatory compliance issues helpful
Exceptional understanding of negotiation, compliance and regulatory laws.
Requires exceptional analytical and problem solving skills, and understanding of legal documents.
Must be able to work independently and be self-directed
Must also be able to work in team environment to reach goals and objectives.
The successful candidate should be flexible and open to change
To our veterans and separated service members: you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills that you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are aligned with the skills that we look for when we think about what success looks like at Nestle. We hope that you will consider sharing in our mission and purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.
Nestlé Waters North America is the nation’s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. We’re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship – most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you’ll receive a competitive total rewards package – something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It’s not just the work that you’ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you’ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you’d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?
The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.
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About Nestlé Waters North America
Nestlé Waters North America began in 1976 with just one brand, Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, when the idea of bottled water was uncharted territory in America.
Today, we are one of the largest non-alcoholic beverage companies by volume in the United States with a product portfolio that has grown to include a variety of quality water brands, including spring, purified, sparkling and mineral waters.
We are privileged to help carry out Nestlé’s global purpose through our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, dedication to communities where we live and work, and our efforts to encourage individuals and families to choose water as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Nestlé Waters North America is an affiliate of Paris-based Nestlé Waters, serving customers in 130 countries, with 52 well-known bottled water brands. Nestlé Waters is a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., the world’s largest food company with more than 320,000 employees.
Nestlé Waters North America employs approximately 8,000 people, operates 28 bottled water facilities across the U.S and, in 2017, achieved annual revenues of $4.5 billion.