Whole Earth Brands has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Corporate Counsel to be located at the corporate headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Whole Earth is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact Whole Earth directly; all resumes sent to Whole Earth will be routed to MLA for handling and may cause delays.
Overview: The Corporate Counsel will be an integral business partner to the organization supporting the legal team in numerous areas with a focus on SEC reporting and disclosure requirements. The position requires a demonstrated ability to be proactive, exercise independent judgment and manage multiple projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate brings a collaborative approach and the ability to build strong relationships with internal clients. The position will be based in Chicago, Illinois and reports directly to the Whole Earth Brands’ General Counsel.
Company: Whole Earth Brands is a newly listed publicly-traded (NASDAQ: FREE) global industry leading platform, focused on the “better for you” consumer packaged goods (“CPG”) and ingredients space with revenues of $272 million (2019). The Company’s branded products and ingredients will be uniquely positioned to capitalize on the global secular consumer shift away from sugar and toward clean label products and natural alternatives. They are making efforts to make the business a more sustainable one, working on packaging reduction and reducing the carbon footprint.
Experience: The successful candidate will have at least 3-6 years of legal experience in corporate and transactional work in a law firm or in-house at a large corporation. Experience with SEC reporting, disclosure requirements and corporate governance is required.
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits.
Location: Chicago, IL
Internal Number: 116721
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