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Company logoPosted Mar 24
Full Time
HybridDeerfield, Illinois

Company Description

At Fortune Brands Innovations, we believe that our innovation and success are fueled by the passion of our people and the strength of our teams. Together, we work to fulfill dreams of home by aligning around common goals, being agile in the face of change, holding ourselves accountable, and acting with integrity and transparency. We succeed when everyone belongs and strive to build a Home for All where all associates can be their true, authentic selves at work. Learn more about our culture here

Job Description

This position will provide paralegal support to Fortune Brands Innovations’ Corporate Legal department based on its priorities and needs. The Corporate Paralegal role requires considerable organizational skills, initiative, independent judgment, adaptability, and resourcefulness in a variety of corporate legal practice areas in a high-paced environment. This position prepares and handles sensitive and confidential information with maximum discretion.  

Position location: Deerfield, IL - Hybrid

This Paralegal role is designated as a hybrid role which includes working at least 3 days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) in one of our main offices located in Deerfield, IL to foster better collaboration, connection, and innovation.

RESPONSIBLITIES:

What you will be doing

  • Assist with a variety of requests to support the corporate legal department, including contract review and management, compliance training initiatives, legal projects management, records hold preparation and management service of process distribution and responding to third-party subpoenas.

  • Assist with managing the contract review and intake processes.

  • Assist in creating and/or managing agreements, data, documents and information.

  • Assist with the development of online compliance trainings.

  • Assist with review of legal or business-related documents, including contracts, to issue-spot potential legal concerns and provide advice.

  • Liaise with outside counsel as needed.

  • Draft internal memos, summaries, reports and other correspondence.

  • Prepare spreadsheets and presentations.

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with various departments with which our team interfaces to obtain and/or provide information.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of previous Paralegal experience with a corporate legal department. 

  • Must be experienced with contract review.

  • Prior experience with some, but not all, of the listed duties and responsibilities. Willingness to learn and assist with any of the above.

  • Ethical and has a strong work ethic, good judgment, and ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Exceptional organizational and follow-up skills with attention to detail.

  • Strong proofreading skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and experience with Outlook.

  • Ability to work autonomously without close supervision.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from an American Bar Association certified paralegal school 

  • Conduct legal research.

  • Ability to proactively make suggestions to implement and/or improve upon existing processes and workflows.

Additional Information

At Fortune Brands Innovations, we support the overall health and wellness of our associates by offering comprehensive, competitive benefits that prioritize all aspects of wellbeing and provide flexibility for our teammates’ unique needs. This includes robust health plans, a market-leading 401(k) program with a company contribution, product discounts, flexible time off benefits (including half-day summer Fridays per policy), inclusive fertility / adoption benefits, and more. We offer numerous ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) to support inclusivity and our associates’ feeling of belonging at work.

Fortune Brands Innovation (FBIN) is built on industry-leading brands and innovation within our operating segments: water, outdoors and security. We have an impressive track record of strong financial results, market outperformance and growth, which translates into career and professional growth opportunities for associates. Please visit our website at fbin.com to learn more

Equal Employment Opportunity

FBIN is an equal opportunity employer. FBIN evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability/handicap status, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Reasonable Accommodations

FBIN is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please contact us at FBIN.Recruiting@fbhs.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.