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Paralegal - Corporate and Compliance

Balchem Corporation
Posted Jul 06
Full Time
Montvale, New Jersey

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COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in Montvale, New Jersey and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ – BCPC) with annual revenues over $900 million and a market cap exceeding $4.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com.

POSITION SUMMARY :

Perform a variety of legal, research, administrative and clerical duties requiring the application of knowledge and understanding of technical and legal terms and procedures within the legal department primarily in the areas of Corporate (including corporate entity management and annual filings), Insurance (including handling correspondences and facilitating information gathering needed for insurance applications and claims), Compliance (managing the training platform and administering training programs), and providing administrative assistance to the attorneys and other team members as needed. Compensation package is commensurate with experience and Balchem offers generous benefits which include medical, dental, vision, 401K with company match and a hybrid work model.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Corporate entity management including maintaining all corporate books for our entities; draft various resolutions in conjunction with or under the supervision of counsel; liase with non-U.S. colleagues and outside counsel, as needed, for non-U.S. entities.

  • Assist the General Counsel with insurance matters, including facilitation of information needed for various insurance policy applications and claims.

  • Manage the Company's compliance training platform and administer various training programs.

  • Perform both routine and project specific legal research, as requested.

  • Prepare correspondence, agreements and legal forms from rough copy, abbreviated or shorthand notes.

  • Provide administrative support to the attorneys, as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education/Experience: College diploma or equivalent preferred, plus at least three years of experience or combination of experience and specialized paralegal or legal secretarial education.

  • Completion of an ABA-approved paralegal program is strongly preferred.

  • Experience in a corporate legal department is preferred.

  • Experience with corporate entity maintenance, including maintenance of corporate books.

  • Ability to compose, type and assemble information in proper legal form.

  • Ability to conduct legal research based on instructions from an attorney.

  • Set up and maintain a wide variety of legal files, records and reports.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment on various matters of significance.

  • Follow complex oral and written instructions.

  • Prepare routine legal documents without the assistance of an attorney.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Commute to our Montvale, NJ headquarters.

  • Hybrid work model (expected to be in the office three days a week).

  • Highest level of integrity, sound judgment and strong work ethic.

  • Ability to multi-task, take initiative and be adaptable.

  • Maintain regular office hours.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Analyze situations and adopts effective course of action.

  • Type accurately at speed necessary for successful job performance.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize various demands to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to efficiently accomplish the above duties and responsibilities.

  • Knowledge of basic legal concepts, principles, and procedures including calendaring and filing practices; legal and business terminology, spelling, grammar and punctuation; MS Office suite including PowerPoint and Excel; operation of basic office equipment including computer, telephone, fax, typewriter, copier, and calculator.

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Balchem is committed to a workplace culture that values and promotes diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunities, and a work environment free of harassment and hostility.