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Senior Product and Commercial Counsel

Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods

Product, Legal
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Essential Job Functions:

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the product, procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, and R&D business, on legal, regulatory, and compliance issues as we expand our business, diversify our production infrastructure, and introduce new products globally.
  • Lead contract negotiation and management of Supply Chain & Manufacturing, including, reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a range of commercial agreements with our manufacturers, distributors, and brokers.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong partnerships with co-manufacturing partners, negotiating contracts and agreements to ensure mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Develop and provide trainings to internal stakeholders on a variety of legal issues.
  • Build trust and drive strong relationships with internal stakeholders and counsel internal stakeholders on risk and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Build policies and workflows to support efficient and robust manufacturing & supply programs.
  • Provide up-to-date guidance on all relevant laws and regulations and monitor them as they evolve.
  • Provide ideas and insights into how Impossible Foods can work within the law to create amazing product experiences for its customers and consumers.
  • Assist with general transactions and other commercial legal matters as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. state.
  • 7 year or more years of combined relevant experience in law firms, governmental agencies, and/or in-house legal departments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working with manufacturing, supply chain, and co-manufacturing is strongly preferred.
  • International experience.
  • Excellent commercial negotiation and drafting skills.
  • Highly organized and energetic, able to navigate a fast-paced environment and be highly responsive to deadline-oriented clients.
  • Sound and practical business judgment.