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Counsel, Corporate and Securities

Posted Jan 19
Full Time
RemoteSt. Louis, Missouri
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This is Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Energizer Holdings responsibly creates products to make lives easier and more enjoyable. To do this, we lean into our culture as an organization – we win together, while serving each other, with a willingness to act boldly, all while doing right. Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared mission and purpose make us one team. Because we’re a global organization, you will always have opportunities to learn, grow and develop in your career. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible. 


Position Summary

The mission of Energizer’s Legal Department is to serve as a trusted business partner to our clients – utilizing our deep understanding of the business to proactively provide insights and data that help drive the business, while also providing clear risk-based counsel to defend our brands. We champion our culture of compliance and live our corporate values of: integrity, respect, teamwork, innovation, passion, and initiative.   Our department works hard to help the Company deliver on financial commitments, execute major corporate projects, and build a winning culture.  Finally, as a team, we are passionate about positively impacting the world by: helping to lead our company’s ESG efforts, promoting diversity and inclusion in everything we do, and investing time in our people to drive professional growth and advance careers.  And, throughout it all, we support each other and have fun together!

Energizer is a global company that owns an extensive portfolio of some of the World’s most recognizable brands and icons, including Energizer® and the Energizer Bunny®, Rayovac®, Eveready®, VARTA®, Armor All®, STP®, A/C Pro®, Eagle One®, Lexol®, Nu Finish®, California Scents®, Refresh Your Car®, Driven® and Bahama & Co.®.  Energizer is seeking an experienced and motivated Corporate and Securities Counsel to join the Legal Department, reporting to the Assistant General Counsel – Corporate Administration, Governance, and Risk.  

 


Responsibilities

This role will support enterprise-wide corporate matters, including M&A, capital markets transactions, SEC filings, and cybersecurity.  This position is expected to be a key business partner and to contribute to the success of the Company by combining both legal and business expertise and understanding Energizer’s operations and strategic goals. 

This attorney will be expected to work effectively across internal legal and non-legal functions. The role requires a mature individual who can provide a top-down perspective while maintaining a sleeves-rolled-up willingness to take on a significant working role in the organization.  This individual will be expected to serve as an all-around corporate attorney, and specific responsibilities include:

 

  • Advising Corporate Development and sponsoring business leaders on structuring and executing buy-side and sell-side transactions, including drafting and negotiating purchase agreements, disclosure schedules and ancillary agreements; all aspects of legal due diligence, including anti-corruption due diligence, contract review and product liability risk assessment; and coordinating Energizer’s legal and corporate specialists.  
  • Providing legal advice and support to Finance and Accounting with respect to the Company's public disclosure documents, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K.
  • Serving as primary counsel to the Treasury function, with responsibility for capital markets transactions.
  • Serving as primary counsel for cybersecurity.


What we are looking for

  • Juris Doctorate
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience at a large law firm and/or publicly traded company, including experience working on complex, cross-border M&A as well as capital markets transactions
  • Ability to make solid judgment calls under pressure
  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with others in a matrix management structure
  • Ability to build positive relationships with senior management and other members of the legal team and to influence outcomes positively
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and direction
  • Ability to resolve ambiguities and provide legal guidance in uncertain situations
  • Strategic thinking to drive efficiencies and provide business advice and solutions
  • Global mindset and ability to work virtually with business colleagues across the globe
  • Knowledge and understanding of SEC and NYSE regulations applicable to US public companies, including cybersecurity
  • Knowledge and understanding of corporate structures and legal entities
  • Motivated and able to prioritize amongst many tasks of competing importance
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Customer-focused, able to present complex legal matters simply
  • Integrity and trustworthiness
  • Strong attention to detail


Come join us!

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.