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Corporate Counsel


Date: Jul 18, 2019

Location: Broomfield, CO, US

Company: DANONE

Have you heard of Danone North America?

We make delicious & responsibly-produced foods & beverages that nourish people’s lives.  We formed in April 2017, when Danone acquired WhiteWave Foods and united two companies in North America with a shared commitment to purpose, growth, and good food.  We are committed to redefining success in business as the largest Certified B Corp & public benefit corporation in the world.  We are passionate change-agents united and motivated by making a positive impact every day.  Our products are everywhere & include everyone.  Some of our loved & trusted brands include: Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, Happy Family, International Delight, Silk, Vega, Oikos, Light & Fit, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Wallaby Organic, Left Field Farms, Good Plants Dairy Free, Yo Crunch, Evian & Nutricia.  People join & stay at Danone North America because they can find both professional & personal fulfillment in their daily experience.  And our benefits aren’t too shabby either -- think flexible (unlimited) time off & up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave to name a couple!    

About the Job:
- Lead negotiation and drafting of a myriad of commercial contracts including service, supply, manufacturing, finance, leases, consulting, construction, transportation, and warehouse agreements
- Provide quick and clear guidance to multiple functions across the business (including procurement, research and innovation, finance, sustainability, public affairs, and communication) without undue reliance on outside counsel
- Work with Associate General Counsel, Contracts and other team members in developing, improving, and implementing contracting guidelines, processes, and training
- Handle a diverse range of duties and responsibilities effectively while exercising initiative and independent judgment in a fast-paced, multinational environment
- Stay abreast of relevant and emerging trends in the law
- Report directly to the Associate General Counsel, Contracts

About You:
- Juris doctor degree from a top-tier law school
- Minimum 7 years' experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department significant corporate and transactional experience
- Willing to travel occasionally for the role
- Ability to identify legal issues quickly and communicate sound, understandable legal recommendations to the business effectively
- Possess strong work ethic, a "hands on" mentality, take ownership of work product, and can work in a fast-paced, multinational environment on a collaborative legal team
- Strong oral communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
- Ability to relate to a diverse client base and provide creative and clear counsel to the business to achieve company objectives
- Effective organizational skills with careful attention to detail

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit 

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Consulting, Procurement, Attorney, Supply, Compliance, Technology, Operations, Legal

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