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Contracts Counsel

Cargill
Posted Jan 16
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Wayzata, Minnesota
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Job Purpose and Impact

The Contracts Counsel will review, draft and negotiate commercial contracts. In this role, you will help design, develop and leverage forms, templates, playbooks and processes for reviewing and drafting standard and non-standard contracts, negotiate third party contracts, and track legal matters and trends. You will work collaboratively with business team members and other lawyers and paralegals who provide counsel related to a variety of contracts for the company.

Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with members of the law team and clients to structure and execute commercial transactions.
  • Draft, review and negotiate legal documents including a wide variety of commercial contracts such as agreements relating to information technology, intellectual property, procurement, service, consulting, distribution, external manufacturing, sales, license and other legal agreements.
  • Correspond, communicate, and strategize with clients, outside counsel, third parties and lawyers and paralegals within the organization.
  • Develop, manage and leverage systems for workflow management, tracking and communicating the status of legal matters.
  • Provide leadership and support in one or more contract categories, including template, playbook and quality control oversight.
  • Provide support on special projects as appropriate.
  • Pursue professional development in support of the global contracts group, law and company priorities.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned

_Minnesota Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 48 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law.

_ Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge and experience in common law legal principles and contracts.
  • Juris doctor or regional equivalent and licensed to practice law in current jurisdiction with an ability and willingness to be licensed in Minnesota

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience practicing as a lawyer in the commercial transactions area.
  • Experience working with information technology agreements.
  • Experience with contract lifecycle management systems.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.