Senior Corporate Counsel at Jack Link's Protein Snacks (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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Company Description

When it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We're not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It's in our DNA. We've turned a family recipe into a new snacking category. And the wilderness into the world's largest meat snack business, that's still proudly family owned and operated. We're a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journey – whether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It’s a journey we share with you. It’s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category…with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo. At Jack Link's Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground. To realize our vision of becoming the World’s #1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us? Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is made up of over 4,000 passionate team members, across 11 countries, who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products and feeding the journey of those who move things forward. The Jack Link’s Protein Snacks portfolio of brands includes, Jack Link’s, Lorissa’s Kitchen, MATADOR Jerky, BiFi and Peperami.

Job Description

We are looking for a detail oriented and highly-motivated Senior Corporate Attorney with law firm or in-house experience and a passion for creative legal problem solving. As Senior Corporate Counsel, you will partner with our awesome team members to support our growing business. We are a fast-paced company looking for an exceptional lawyer who is down-to-earth and who has a great sense of humor. We make real products and need real people!
The position will report to the General Counsel and will have responsibility in various areas, including Intellectual Property, Advertising and Marketing, International Law, and Litigation. As Senior Corporate Counsel, this position will work hand-in-hand with our leaders in Marketing, R&D, and International business functions to build practical legal solutions and deliver exceptional service. This position will have great opportunities for professional growth and skill development.
We are looking for a team player and someone looking to make an immediate impact, who wants to learn our business and partner with our awesome business leaders.
Principal Responsibilities

· Support the company’s Marketing and Advertising functions, including contracts, general advice, and legal review of advertising and marketing materials

· Champion marketing related documents, policies, and processes, including influence agreements and guidelines

· Assist the General Counsel in managing IP matters, including trademark portfolio management, IP enforcement, and brand discipline policies

· Support the company’s e-commerce functions, including regulatory compliance

· Manage various litigation matters involving the company, including IP, Marketing, and product issues

· Assist the General Counsel and outside counsel as needed on acquisitions and expansion opportunities, including due diligence support and integration post-acquisition

· Assist in implementing legal support and oversight in the company’s international business, including in developing markets

· Manage outside counsel, including international counsel, as required

Qualifications

· Law degree from a competitive, accredited university

· Exceptional academic credentials

· 4-8 years in a law firm or corporate legal environment

· Previous in-house experience strongly preferred

· An interest in developing a generalist approach to the in-house practice

Additional Information

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. Travel may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Jack Link's is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

E-Verify
Jack Link's provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new Team Member’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. We do not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, we use E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph. If you believe that Jack Link’s has violated our responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).

Disclaimer:
This job description is intended to generally describe the nature and level of work to be performed by employees in this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of employees performing this role.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

More Information on Jack Link's Protein Snacks
Jack Link's Protein Snacks operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Minong, WI, Minneapolis, MN, New Glarus, WI, Makato, MN, Lauren, IA and Alpena, SD. Jack Link's Protein Snacks was founded in 1986. It has 974 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 13 open jobs at Jack Link's Protein Snacks, click here.
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