Associate Counsel (Commercial Contracts) – Remote Position

Nestlé Health Science, Hoboken, NJ, Openings : 1,
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Associate Counsel (Commercial Contracts) – Remote Position

At Nestlé Health Science, we believe that nutrition, science, and wellness must merge, not collide. Here, we embrace the intrinsic connections of these three pillars, harnessing their collective strength to empower healthier lives. Our broad product portfolio includes renowned brands like Garden of Life®, Natures Bounty®, Vital Proteins®, Orgain®, Nuun®, BOOST®, Carnation Breakfast Essentials®, Peptamen®, Compleat Organic Blends®, and more. We also have extensive pharmaceutical expertise, offering innovative medicines that aim to prevent, manage, and treat gastrointestinal and metabolic-related diseases. At Nestlé Health Science, we bring our best for better lives. Our people are challenged to bring fresh, diverse views and make bold moves to empower healthier lives through nutrition. We know brilliant ideas can come from anyone, anywhere. Here we embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and collaborate with teams that champion focused and forward thinking. We are committed to fostering professional growth and celebrating the achievements of our people along the way. We offer dynamic career paths, robust development, opportunities to learn from talented colleagues around the globe, and benefits that support physical, financial, and emotional wellbeing. Join us to innovate for impact and reimagine the future of health and nutrition for patients and consumers. This associate level counsel position will be responsible for reviewing, drafting, and advising on a wide variety of general commercial contracts with a focus in international distribution agreements. The selected candidate will be a team member of the Nestle Health Science U.S. commercial contracts team (“Transactions Team”), which provides legal support for general commercial transactions for each Nestle Health Science business, which includes such brands as BOOST, Vital Proteins, Nature’s Bounty, Nuun, Garden of Life and Orgain. Nestlé is the world’s largest food company. Candidates must have (i) experience with drafting a broad variety of general commercial agreements ideally including international distribution and commercial contracts, (ii) the ability to manage and prioritize a busy workload with multiple client contacts, (iii) the desire to help the business solve complex problems, (iv) the confidence and ability to work independently and (v) the proficiency to immediately assume the role of commercial transactions practitioner. This position location is preferred to be hybrid in Hoboken, NJ but location can be flexible for the right candidate. Must be able to work eastern time zone hours. Business travel, if any, will be very limited. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide day-to-day advice in the areas of general commercial contracts and procurement and sales related legal issues, including, transaction structuring, contract interpretation and enforcement, legal and regulatory compliance, and corporate policies. Provide ongoing risk assessments and crisis management support.
  • Review, draft and negotiate agreements for all aspects of a consumer products company, including international distribution agreements, general service agreements, marketing agreements, supply agreements with vendors and customers, manufacturing agreements, warehouse and other supply-chain agreements, engineering agreements, equipment leases, terms and conditions of sale, and other commercial agreements. Further, the candidate will provide management with respect to the legal team’s areas of responsibility and proactively coordinate with all necessary internal stakeholders.
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Current membership in New Jersey Bar or state of residence Bar, if location is a state other than N.J. as applicable
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, including significant experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Strong commitment to client-service and finding solutions
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
  • Prior in-house experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in a large law firm or in-house
  • Experience representing clients in the CPG, food, and/or vitamin and supplements industry
  • Experience with contract drafting and interpretation, business disputes, and compliance.
SKILLS:
  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills
  • Ability to gain trust at and work at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to prioritize workload, self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks, and meet business deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to evolving business and legal environment
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • A proven ability to achieve results
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
The approximate pay range for this position is $130,000 to $150,000. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location. Nestlé offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Incentives and/or benefit packages may vary depending on the position. Learn more at: About Us | Making an Impact | Nestle Careers (nestlejobs.com) 286164 It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace. To our veterans and separated service members, youre at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills youve gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home. The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer* seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467
  • Note: Nespresso is not a federal contractor and does not maintain affirmative action programs
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Hoboken, NJ, US, 07030
Last Date For Apply: 2024-06-12 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here