DuPont Nutrition & Health Corporate Counsel in New Century, Kansas

Nutrition & Health Corporate Counsel (Job Number: 193420W-01)

Description

Seeking a new and challenging opportunity to further enhance your career? DuPont currently has an opening in its Legal Department- Commercial Counsel, supporting its Nutrition and Health business segment. This person provides a wide range of legal support to various business units and functions with DuPont Nutrition and Health, including general commercial and corporate legal support, contract negotiation and drafting, corporate compliance, and other related duties. May serve as primary commercial legal resource for specific business units, product lines, key accounts and/or strategic initiatives. May also serve as primary legal resource for specified regional office or in specified legal practice area (as applicable). Ensures corporate compliance with local and national law and regulations, as well as company policies.

What do we expect from you?

  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates commercial contracts of a diverse nature with external, international parties balancing commercial opportunities and risk mitigation within the Nutrition & Health business.

  • Provides strategy, direction and guidance to internal stakeholders in legal matters end-to-end in product cycle and across the supply chain.

  • Counsels on a broad variety of legal subjects, including company, food, pharma, antitrust, intellectual property and employment laws.

  • Assesses and manages legal risks by ensuring legal compliance and applying DuPont policies and procedures

  • Provides management with legal analysis and recommendations regarding threatened disputes and litigation and engages outside counsel representing DuPont to ensure requisite expert legal advice is obtained when/as necessary.

  • Identifies business needs for and delivers education on selected legal subjects.

  • Establishes strong and collaborative relationships with business and management teams that are open, balanced, objective and have integrity.

  • Keeps Legal management and business leaders well informed of significant case developments.

  • Contributing to the further development of DuPont Legal – process optimization, and legal tools

  • M&A activities, project management and other duties, as directed by Associate General Counsel.

Qualifications

What do we need from you?

  • Minimum Education: Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school required.

  • Minimum Experience: 4-5 years of experience practicing as a licensed attorney at a law firm, corporation or with the government.

  • Experience required in drafting, negotiating and implementing commercial contracts within product supplies, joint development and transactions.

  • Experience preferred within antitrust, dispute resolution, risk management plus food and pharma laws.

  • Required Skills: Licensed member and in good standing of at least one US state bar.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to make recommendations.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of management and other parts of the organization.

  • Time management and organizational skills necessary to independently manage and appropriately prioritize case load, to meet deadlines and goals.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and project a professional image at all times.

  • Self-motivated and team working with critical attention to detail, deadlines, and reporting.

  • Software skills, including use of Microsoft Office software and web-based applications.

  • Ability to travel on a limited basis.

What you can expect from us:

Join a company that offers more than just the latest in technology and innovation. Join a company that cares about your well-being and your future. At DuPont, our employees enjoy a work-life balance with generous vacation, paid time off, holidays, leave (family, maternity, paternity, sickness and more). We offer a retirement savings plan with both matching and automatic company contributions and medical, drug, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, Disability Employee Assistance with dependent coverage as well. Don’t forget to take advantage of our Tuition Reimbursement Program and memberships to online communities for professional growth and development (free access to all material on Lynda.com, CEB, and more!). Thrive in a global company where the opportunities are endless and where your contributions make a difference.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Kansas-New Century

Organization: Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Doctorate Degree (over 19 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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