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Director of Legal Affairs

Mom's Meals | A Purfoods Company
$149,659- $224,488/ year
Posted Apr 13
Full Time
On Site
Ankeny, Iowa


Position Summary

The Director of Legal Affairs will provide leadership with effective legal advice on business issues and company strategies, oversee the work of outside counsel, draft and edit complex commercial agreements, and ensure the company operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The position will advise the Human Resources department on employment law, labor, and benefit issues, draft and negotiate contracts and agreements and provide litigation support.

Salary range: $149,659 - 224,488

Position Responsibilities May Include, But Not Limited To


  • Conduct legal analysis, review and interpretation of contracts and documents for Mom’s Meals, by maintaining a broad knowledge of the legal issues and operating requirements of the Company
  • Partner with the Compliance and Regulatory Affairs team to stay abreast of and to provide analysis of federal and state laws and regulations as they relate to company business.
  • Manage drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various commercial contracts and agreements
  • Provide coordination and counsel to senior management on legal matters including contracts, corporate law regulatory matters, business practices and policies
  • Provide management oversite of legal information request compliance functions and litigation support, including hold notices, subpoenas/exigent requests
  • Provide oversite on any required team communications and interactions with law enforcement on behalf of Mom’s Meals
  • Provide counsel to Human Resources on employment law issues and manage any employment related disputes and litigation
  • Communicate with and manage third party relationships with external counsel
  • Design and deliver legal training to application parties within Mom’s Meals
  • Performs other duties to support the accomplishment of Mom’s Meals strategic goals and objectives

Required Skills And Experience


  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Must be a member in good standing of the Bar
  • Minimum 10 years of experience advising companies on legal affairs, managing deadlines, and supervising a team
  • Experience overseeing general contracting and supporting Human Resources in general areas such as EEOC disputes, workers compensation, and general employment law matters
  • Prior in-house counsel experience in a manufacturing organization
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and legal and business judgment, with ability to influence others and build strong professional relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong collaborator and partner
  • Excellent critical thinking skills, including ability to prioritize issues
  • Project management skills and experience
  • Ability to work independently

Physical Requirements


  • Repetitive motions that include the wrists, hands and/or fingers
  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting, remaining in a stationary position for prolonged periods
  • Visual perception to perform job including peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Company Overview

Mom’s Meals is a home-delivered meal service providing fully prepared, refrigerated meal solutions direct to homes nationwide for over 25 years. We provide seniors, patients recovering post-discharge and those managing a chronic condition with tailored nutrition solutions to manage their specific needs. If you are passionate about the well-being of others and have a strong sense of community, Mom’s Meals could be the place for you! We are a family operated business looking for fun, compassionate, and friendly people who want to make a difference in the lives of others.


Mom’s Meals complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regards to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or military status.

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