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Sr Corporate Attorney - Commercial

Bloomington, Minnesota

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Description

At Schwan’s Company, we are a fast-paced, innovative team, focused on bringing delicious foods to our customers. If you’re passionate about food and creating a successful future, this is the place for you. Based in Minnesota, Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that manufactures and markets quality foods through home-delivery, retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands includeRed Baron®, Tony's® and Freschetta® pizza, Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, Pagoda® Asian-style snacks and Schwan's® home delivery. To learn more about Schwan's, visit www.SchwansCompany.com.


Position Mission

We are hiring a Senior Corporate Attorney for our legal team in Bloomington, MN.  In this role, you will provide advice and counsel to Schwan’s Company and its subsidiaries in the fields of contract negotiation and drafting, risk assessment and mitigation, dispute resolution, legal compliance and other day to day functions. 

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunity to play a strategic role as we integrate into a global organization
  • An environment that is flexible, with reasonable hours and a high amount of autonomy
  • Diverse work supporting a company that has an employee base made of manufacturing, distribution, drivers and corporate team members
  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company.
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled
  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits
Key Responsibilities:
  • Advise business units (from material sourcing, to product development, manufacturing, distribution and sales) on various business and legal issues and related risks.
  • Negotiate and draft contracts such as material supply agreements, joint product development agreements, transportation agreements, warehousing agreements, leases, licensing agreements, broker agreements, distribution agreements and product supply agreements. 
  • Counsel business to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, U.S. and foreign laws and regulations such as FDA, USDA and related regulations.
  • Assist with resolving third party disputes and manage litigation through outside counsel as assigned.
  • Engage with cross-functional teams to support business initiatives.
  • Assist in all aspects of the legal functions of the company as assigned such as M&A transactions.
  • Supervise and direct the work of corporate attorneys and/or paralegals as needed.

Qualifications

Education: Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school with excellent academic record


License: Admitted to practice law in Minnesota or ability to be admitted to the Minnesota State Bar within 6 months


Years of Experience:  5-8 years of commercial transaction experience in a reputable law firm, in-house law department or both


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent negotiation, leadership, organizational, presentation, interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to develop legally compliant, business-oriented and cost-efficient solutions.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively partner with business unit clients and legal team members.
  • Proficiency in handling intellectual property matters is preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with creditors’ rights in bankruptcy matters a plus.
 

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.


Job Type: Exempt Business Unit: Schwan's Shared Services, LLC Req #: 19007422

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