GC Role for Company with Iconic Food Brands (Downtown Chicago)
Lactalis Heritage Dairy, Inc., a newly-formed U.S. subsidiary of Lactalis Group, the world leader in dairy based in France, has exclusively retained Major, Lindsey & Africa to conduct the search for its first VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
COMPANY: The Company will hold certain U.S. and Canadian assets of Kraft Heinz’s cheese businesses acquired by Lactalis in an acquisition that is expected to close in mid-2021, subject to regulatory review and approval. Following the closing, the Company will hold a portfolio of iconic brands including Cracker Barrel, Breakstone’s, Knudsen, Polly-O, Athenos, and Hoffman’s, supported by over 800 employees and three manufacturing facilities in California, Wisconsin and New York.
ROLE: Reporting to the CEO, the General Counsel will be a member of the Company’s Executive Leadership Team, responsible for formulating and executing the Company’s legal strategy. The GC will also serve as Corporate Secretary and structure and manage the Company’s internal legal team. The role will be located at the company’s headquarters, in Chicago’s West Loop.
EXPERIENCE: At least 15+ years legal experience preferably in both a national law firm and as a senior leader of an in-house legal function, with strong business law experience and strategic, commercial sense. Experience in the food industry a plus.
Internal Number: 115209
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