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Job Title: Legal Counsel
Company Name: Nestle
Location: Arlington, VA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 03/24/2020
Expire Date: 04/14/2020
Job Categories: Legal, Manufacturing and Production, Real Estate, Sales, Warehousing, Counseling, Research & Development
Job Description
Legal Counsel

You know us as the food and beverage company behind a lot of your favorites like Stouffer’s, Nesquik, Toll House, Lean Cuisine, and Häagen-Dazs, as well as new discoveries like Sweet Earth and Chameleon Cold-Brew coffee. Across our organization, we are creating a workplace where collaboration is critical, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day!


This senior level position will be responsible for reviewing, drafting and advising on a wide variety of contracts and ideally, mergers and acquisitions transactions. The selected candidate will be a team member of the Acquisitions, Business Development & Commercial Transactions Team. The “Transactions Team”, which provides legal support for general commercial and business development transactions for all of the U.S. and Canadian Nestlé operating companies. Nestlé is the world’s largest food company.

  • Provide day-to-day advice in the areas of commercial transactions and procurement related legal issues- including transaction structuring, contract interpretation and enforcement, legal and regulatory compliance and corporate policies. Provide ongoing risk assessments and crisis management support.
  • Review, draft and negotiate agreements for all aspects of a consumer products company, including technology services and licensing agreements, employee benefits agreements, general service agreements, supply agreements with vendors and customers, manufacturing agreements, warehouse and other supply-chain agreements, engineering agreements, equipment leases, terms and conditions of sale, development agreements, license agreements, real estate agreements, and other commercial agreements.

    Other duties, tasks, special projects, and responsibilities as assigned by the Head of the Transactions Team.

This position is located in Arlington, VA. Some business travel is required.

Qualifications & Requirements

Candidates will have (i) experience with drafting a broad variety of commercial agreements, (ii) the ability to manage and prioritize a busy workload with multiple client contacts, (iii) the desire to help the business solve complex problems, (iv) the confidence and ability to work independently and (v) the proficiency to immediately assume the role of commercial transactions practitioner. 
  • JD from accredited law school
  • Current membership in the Virginia Bar
  • Preferred 5-7 years of relevant experience, including significant experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Background representing large, complex businesses and working with senior leadership
  • Strong commitment to client-service and finding solutions


Prior in-house experience
  • 5-7 years of experience in a large law firm
  • Experience representing clients in the consumer packaged goods industry
  • Experience with contract drafting and interpretation, business disputes, and compliance.


  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills
  • Ability to gain trust and work at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to prioritize workload, self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks, and meet business deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to evolving business and legal environment
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • A proven ability to achieve results
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment. 

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