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Assistant General Counsel, General Commercial - North Bergen, NJ

Company: Imperial Dade
Location: North Bergen
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Imperial Dade is the leading independently owned and operated distributor of foodservice packaging, facilities maintenance supplies, floor equipment, and industrial packaging products in North America. As a provider of customized supply chain solutions, the company serves customers in many business-to-business market segments including supermarkets, healthcare facilities, universities, and restaurants. Founded in 1935 and headquartered in New Jersey, Imperial Dade serves more than 80,000 customers through a network of strategically located distribution centers across 80+ branches. Learn more at www.imperialdade.com.

Imperial Dade is seeking a highly motivated, business-oriented, proactive leader and team player to join the company's growing Legal Department. This is a newly created position, reporting directly to the General Counsel. The successful candidate will serve as a legal business partner to stakeholders across the organization, helping draft and negotiate legal documents for Imperial Dade, as well as provide strategic counseling to the business with respect to contract risk issues and opportunities for risk mitigation.

Option for partial remote work.

Responsibilities:
Review, draft and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, including client and vendor services agreements, supplier agreements, consulting contracts, technology agreements, and nondisclosure agreements
Review and assist the business in preparing responses to requests for proposals and invitation for bids
Analyze contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and corporate policies
Identify and provide strategic, practical advice about commercial contract risks and opportunities for risk mitigation
Exercise good judgment in balancing legal advice and strategic business advice appropriately
Partner with key stakeholders across the organization to support various compliance initiatives
Initiate process improvements related to contract lifecycle management, vendor management, and effective and efficient use of legal resources
Strategically manage outside counsel

Qualifications:
J.D. from an accredited law school, with strong academic credentials
Membership in good standing in at least one state bar
At least 5 years' experience in sophisticated law firm and / or corporate legal department, with substantial experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, and counseling clients with respect to contract risk; prior in-house experience strongly preferred
Excellent oral and written communications skills, research and analytical skills, and ability to provide legal and risk management advice and recommendations with a practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving
Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to inspire trust and confidence with stakeholders at high levels, and to build strong relationships across the organization
Self-starter with the ability to operate autonomously as well as work collaboratively with stakeholders across the company
Demonstrated ability to initiate, embrace and drive change in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
Intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn and adapt
Exemplary leadership, time management, advocacy, organization, and prioritization skills in a fast-paced environment
Experience related to legal operations is preferred, but not required (including comfort with enabling technology)

At Imperial Dade, we offer an exciting work environment and invite motivated and talented individuals with a passion for excellence to join our team. We value our people and strive to create rewarding career opportunities by offering competitive salaries and benefits, 401K, Life Insurance, and a generous Paid Time Off Package.

Imperial Dade is an EEO Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors.

Keywords: Imperial Dade, North Bergen , Assistant General Counsel, General Commercial - North Bergen, NJ, Legal , North Bergen, New Jersey

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