Corporate Counsel - Commercial Contracts

Diamond Bar, CA
Full Time
04-02-2021
Practice Areas: Transactional Job #: R18559 Exp.: 6 - 12 Years
Description:
The Corporate Counsel – Commercial Contracts is responsible for drafting, preparing, examining, analyzing, negotiating (in person, over conference calls and via email) and revising legal documents (including, without limitation, master agreements, addendums, amendments, letters and other related documents, both as vendor and customer). This position works cross departmentally, and aims to reduce Niagara’s risk through contracting and document review. This is a full-time exempt position. Days and hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; however, evening and weekends will be required as job duties demand.

Although innovation is the key to our success at Niagara, our family tradition of high quality, value priced bottled water will never change. Niagara continues to grow and is the leading private label bottled water company in the United States. We hope you will join our team!

Essential Functions:
  • Draft and negotiate terms, conditions, standards and language with minimal supervision.
  • Perform contract review and interpretation to support internal business teams and the legal team’s litigation/claims efforts.
  • Legal document development, administration and tracking of key legal provisions.
  • Maintain accurate records and files in matrices and databases to ensure reporting accuracy.
  • Support other general transnational matters as requested by Director of Legal Affairs or VP of Legal Affairs.
  • Misc. legal projects requested on an as-needed basis.
  • Train plants and corporate personnel on legal document review process and terms.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 6 Years – Experience in Field
  • 6 Years – Experience in Position
  • experience may include a combination of work experience and education

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 10+ Years – Experience in Field
  • 10+ Years – Experience working in Position
  • experience may include a combination of work experience and education

Competencies:
This position embodies the values of Niagara’s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:

Lead Like an Owner
  • Makes safety the number one priority
  • Keeps alert for safety issues and escalates immediately
  • Effectively prioritizes tasks based on department goals
  • Shows respect to others and confronts interpersonal issues directly
  • Prioritizes resolution of customer issues effectively
  • Responds promptly and honors commitments to internal and external customers
InnovACT
  • Makes recommendations to continuously improve policies, methods, procedures, and/or products
  • Demonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstances
  • Increases performance through greater efficiency
Find a Way
  • Seeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other experts
  • Understands interdepartmental impact of individual decisions and actions
  • Seeks solutions rather than placing blame
Empowered to be Great
  • Consistently looks for ways to improve one’s self through growth and development opportunities
  • Communicates clearly and promptly up, down, and across
  • Communicates effectively to manage expectations

Additionally, the Corporate Counsel – Commercial Contracts is expected to demonstrate:
  • Effective negotiation, organizational and decision making skills with ability to plan, prioritize and multi-task;
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, customers and vendors;
  • The position has extensive contact with various levels of both internal and external customers;
  • Ability to review, comprehend, and, as necessary, rephrase/edit complicated legal language;
  • Excellent business and legal writing skills;
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) to all levels of the organization;
  • Advanced knowledge of contract law and its application in the purchasing and sale processes;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Very detail oriented
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Professional, self-motivated, flexible and able to meet deadlines under a high volume workload in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment with minimal supervision;
  • Strong grammar and spelling;
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel, contracts databases and MS Word. Knowledge of Oracle a plus;
  • Positive attitude, ethics, and values which support our company’s values, team, environment and a healthy, high-performance culture.

Education:
Minimum Required:
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school

Certification/License:
  • Required: Licensed to practice law in one of the 50 states in the USA
  • Preferred: Licensed to practice law in the State of California

Foreign Language
  • Required: None Required
  • Preferred: Minimum Professional Proficiency – Spanish

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