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Company: Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc
Location: watsonville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

About the Opportunity

This position's responsibilities include providing legal counsel, contract structuring and negotiation, and managing and supporting legal counsel across North America, South America, Europe, China, and Australia. This is a generalist role, ideal for a business-minded attorney with strong legal research, negotiation, and project management experience.


* Provide solution focused legal guidance to a multitude of business groups at Driscoll's. * Practice and learn the following areas of law: commercial transactions, agriculture, customs, employment, finance, food safety, information technology, intellectual property, labelling, licensing, nursery, PACA, procurement, real estate, sales/marketing, supply chain, traceability, international trade/trade remedy, transportation, UCC, etc. * Draft and negotiate a broad variety of contracts in accordance with legal policies and procedures. * Support development and continuous improvement of contract templates and legal policies. * Collaborate with other members of Legal Affairs on cross-functional initiatives and teams. * Oversee and support effective working relationships with domestic and international outside legal counsel to provide required expertise and support for transactional and legal matters. * Ensure the security of Driscoll's confidential and proprietary information and materials. * Domestic and international travel required up to 10%. * Mentor and learn from employees at all levels. * Represents Driscoll's in an ethical and business-like professional manner in all interactions with growers, co-workers, suppliers, customers and the business community at large. * Support and promote global governance and controls measures, legal education, and process improvement in alignment with Driscoll's Mission, Vision and Values.

Candidate Profile

* BA/BS and JD required with 5+ years' experience. * Must be a lawyer qualified to practice in at least one U.S. state, California State Bar preferred. * Desire to learn something new and meet someone new every day. * Ability to translate legal concepts into business terms. * Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills; ability to develop close working relationships and to work, collaborate, and finalize projects, contracts and transactions effectively across diverse groups, teams, and cultures. * Outstanding legal research, oral, and written communication skills. * Ability to adapt to changing priorities and business needs, meet deadlines and balance multiple workflows in a fast-paced environment. * Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

* Prior experience as an attorney in a law firm or corporate legal environment. * Demonstrated experience with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. * Experience in the agriculture industry a plus. * Experience working in a global organization a plus. * Spanish a plus. * California driver's license and the ability to be covered under company-sponsored vehicle insurance program. * A valid passport and the ability to travel internationally without restrictions.

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