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Corporate Counsel

Company: Greif
Location: Delaware
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Greif offers a great working environment and the opportunity to make an immediate impact at a company where your ideas are always welcome.Job Requisition #:023157 Corporate Counsel (Open)Job Description:Provides legal advice and services to Greif management and business unit colleagues on legal and business matters, including those of a difficult and complex nature, with an emphasis on establishing practices that minimize legal risk. Coordinates projects with other team members, paralegal and administrative staff. Applies independent judgment in determining courses of action required to perform assignments. Makes and supports recommendations on a variety of matters including policies and complex legal problems. Provides training on legal topics.Key ResponsibilitiesManage and coordinate the legal affairs for certain North America business units and corporate departments.Serve the business and proactively identify legal trends to provide legal risk analysis.Advise and support compliance by Greif with applicable regulatory matters.Provide hands-on counsel to all levels of executive and non-executive colleagues.Manage outside counsel to support corporate objectives.Act as lead counsel for the negotiation and drafting of customer, supplier and other contracts, and advise colleagues on contract law and commercial issues as applicable.Act as an advisor or lead counsel, as directed, on strategic acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and business development, and support post acquisition integration efforts.Assist in securities reporting matters.Support the team in working with the Board of Directors.Support, participate, and engage in Legal Department initiatives.Provide legal guidance on Greif's ESG initiatives, including corporate governance.Performs other duties as assigned.Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree (or equivalent) and law degree required in addition to 7 or more years of legal experience.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Knowledge and SkillsCommitment to quality and customer service excellence.Substantial knowledge on drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a large variety of commercial contracts.Demonstrated ability as a corporate generalist with the ability to develop deeper skills in needed practice areas (M&A, Securities, Real Estate, Environmental, Privacy, etc.).Ability to manage, work with, and build trust with people of many levels, cultures, and disciplines, both inside and outside Greif.Capability to lead and be an active participant in teams.Ability to supervise other legal counsel and colleagues.Ability to apply legal knowledge and expertise in legal subject matter areas in a dynamic business environment.Ability to learn Greif's business, think strategically and provide critical analysis and risk assessment.Ability to juggle varied and demanding workload and to manage competing priorities and deadlines.Pragmatic and energetic personality, with strong analytical skills.Self-starter, self-confident and projects confidence to others.40EEO Statement:htps: offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and opportunity for growth. Greif, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, gender, religion, age, national origin, color, disability, or veteran status. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. For more information read Greif's Equal Opportunity Policy.

Keywords: Greif, Columbus , Corporate Counsel, Other , Delaware, Ohio

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