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Divison Legal Counsel

Posted Apr 30
Full Time
Arlington, Virginia

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

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Nestlé USA, Inc., a leading food and beverage company, is seeking a business-savvy lawyer with deep experience in the areas of advertising, marketing, promotions, sales, and distribution, with the ability to flex into other areas as needed. This position will support Nestlé USA’s Beverage and Premium Waters divisions. Ideal candidates will be solution-oriented and excel at delivering high-quality, actionable, and timely legal advice.


As a key member of both the business teams and the legal function, this role will:

  • Work directly with the business teams to develop and support business strategy.
  • Provide day-to-day advice to the business teams in the areas of advertising & marketing, labeling & claims, marketing services agreements, sales, and distribution, antitrust, product development, general commercial transactions, and compliance matters.
  • Draft and negotiate agreements with third parties related to marketing, advertising, promotions, and sales distribution
  • Coordinate the delivery of legal services from internal specialists and external counsel.
  • Provide ongoing risk assessments and crisis management support.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Legal department’s functional priorities.


  • JD from accredited law school
  • Current membership in the Virginia State Bar or the ability to become Registered In-House Counsel in Virginia
  • Background representing large, complex businesses and working with senior leadership
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience


  • Achievement-oriented attorney with superior initiative and ability to see projects through to successful completion
  • Business-savvy attorney who works to find solutions to complex challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and work under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to gain trust at and work with all levels of an organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex issues and concepts to non-lawyers
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders and team members
  • Experience conducting live trainings, and developing online trainings, on the topics of social media and other areas of digital media and other online business activities
  • High level of analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and the ability to solve problems proactively and with business acumen
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills

Job ID: 296148

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