Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at http://www.pernod-ricard-usa.com/
Working at Pernod Ricard
Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry – and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration, and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.
The Counsel, Marketing & Innovation role will be responsible for:
Providing legal advice to ensure compliance with internal and external self-regulatory guidelines and laws applicable to marketing of beverage alcohol products in the United States and alcohol trade practice rules (collectively “Beverage Alcohol Laws”), general advertising and privacy laws.
Provides transactional support to multiple business units within the Company on an as needed basis.
Collaborates with a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders across North America and the globe to advance brand innovations.
Liaise and influence U.S. state and federal regulators to promote business objectives.
Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities
Drive innovation and marketing strategy by:
Collaborating with cross-functional local and global teams to provide strategic legal advice for new innovation products, brand marketing programs (e.g. television and print campaigns, media and digital initiatives (e.g. social media, advertisements, websites, consumer database development), on-premise and off-premise programming, sponsorships/events, product placements, talent/spokesperson arrangements, sweepstakes, contests, ecommerce and market research (collectively, “Marketing Programs”).
Strategically partnering with the business to help them achieve their goals.
Liaise and influence U.S. state and federal regulators and serve on DISCUS regulatory board as advocate to promote business objectives.
Draft and negotiate complex contracts to support Marketing Programs including agency, talent, sponsorships, software and data licensing, media.
Provide regulatory advice, assessments and mitigation strategies relating to product quality issues, including product withdrawals or recalls.
Handle special projects as assigned by Senior Counsel, Associate General Counsel, or General Counsel on an as-needed basis.
General Office: Work is performed in a typical office environment. Limited demands for movement and lifting. Normal visual, hearing and language acuity required for correspondence and computer usage.
Travel: 10% of time
Education: Juris Doctorate degree required. Admission to the New York Bar or a state that offers reciprocity required.
Experience / Background: 3-5 years as a practicing attorney required. Experience with alcohol beverage or other consumer products law is preferred. Strong candidates with previous in-house or top law firm experience are encouraged to apply.
Required Skills/Competencies: A successful candidate will:
poses a strong work ethic and drive to exceed expectations, be highly responsive and demonstrate very high level of critical thinking and reasoning skills.
have strong written and verbal, interpersonal, organizational, and leaderships skills.
provide risk assessments to interdisciplinary teams and effectively influence executive stakeholders and external government agencies.
masterfully manage multiple competing priorities with aggressive timelines and manage time by identifying and removing “time wasters” for self and direct reports/teams.
navigate risk by creating effective and commercially viable legal solutions to complex business matters.
manifest strong working relationships cross-functionally on legal and business matters.
exercise independent, informed, and considered judgment with minimal supervision.
Maintain composure and high-performance standards in a challenging environment and push back when necessary.
actively share lessons learnt from past experiences and knowledge of best practices.
communicate complex issues/conclusions succinctly and in a “big picture” way.
considers the bigger picture (including business needs and opportunities) when assessing specifics of an issue.
makes reasoned recommendations even when data is incomplete, missing or ambiguous, having assessed risks and opportunities for the business.
Internal Number: JR-014512
About Pernod Ricard USA
We are the world co-leaders in wine + spirits and the leader in premium wine and spirits with the most comprehensive portfolio in the industry. We have transformed our organization around experiences of conviviality, placing the consumer at the heart of our new business model. Our consumer-focused strategy, based on four accelerators including innovation and digital, is the bedrock of our current business momentum and future success. From the launch of new products like Jameson Caskmates and Martell Blue Swift, to the growth of products like Lillet, Smooth Ambler and Monkey 47 in our New Brand Ventures portfolio, we are constantly innovating to ensure our customers have the right spirit to match every moment of conviviality. We hope you’ll be inspired to join us in spreading some much-needed conviviality across the U.S.—and the world!