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Assistant General Counsel

Posted May 06
Full Time
On Site
Indianapolis, Indiana

Who are we?

At Calumet we deliver innovative specialty products trusted by companies across the globe. We are the foundation to everyday essential products that help millions of people live and thrive. We are headquartered in Indianapolis and have numerous production locations in the US. We are customer focused and utilize our values of collaboration and entrepreneurship to grow the business. We offer a dynamic, high-performance environment where team members can have real input and impact on our business. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, treat the business as if it is your own and add value accordingly, come see why we’re Calumet Proud!



The lawyer in this role provides primary legal support to the Senior Vice President of Operations, the management teams of Calumet’s 12 operating facilities, the Operations Excellence group, HSE group and with respect to operations-related regulatory matters.  The lawyer also provides primary legal support to key elements of Calumet’s supply chain, including Corporate Procurement and the feedstock and crude procurement group.  In their areas of responsibility, the lawyer is responsible to protect Calumet’s legal interests and provide legal advice so that Calumet can conduct its operations in accordance with applicable law and with the level of commercial risk acceptable to executive management.



  • Serve as the primary legal support for the areas described above, with responsibility to proactively advise the business leadership on legal issues and to provide legal input on business practices and strategies.
  • Serve as the Legal Department’s subject matter expert in assigned areas of substantive law and proactively advise the appropriate personnel and departments across Calumet as it relates to those substantive areas.
  • Within areas of responsibility, this individual is responsible for identifying and analyzing legal issues, drafting key documents, presenting clear recommendations, and assuring legal compliance.
  • Identify, scope and lead projects within assigned areas of responsibility to improve legal compliance and address excessive commercial risk.
  • Lead and direct the work of others, including cross-functional internal and external legal and business teams, to achieve the objectives of improving legal compliance and addressing excessive commercial risk within assigned areas.
  • Actively manage outside counsel and vendors performing services in support of assigned areas of responsibility to ensure high quality work and value received.
  • Negotiate, draft and/or review a broad range of documents within areas of responsibility and as requested.
  • Draft and update corporate policies and procedures in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Design, create and conduct training in areas of responsibility.
  • Other, as assigned.



  • Education: Doctorate of Jurisprudence (JD), strong academic credentials
  • Other Qualifications (Licenses/Certification): Member of applicable bar
  • 7+ years of experience



  • Ability to effectively serve as primary legal advisor to sophisticated business clients.
  • Excellent contract negotiation and drafting skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and relationships within a fast-paced, team-oriented and lean environment
  • Ability to work with many deadlines, time requirement conflicts and management pressures / stressful situations
  • Demonstration of Calumet Values – Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility, Teamwork, Ownership, Passion for Customers, and Excellence


General Statement:

The duties listed are not set forth for the purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a position title or those to be assigned and performed temporarily outside an employee’s norm

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer including disability and veteran. All offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.