Associate General Counsel

Job ID 2021-0454

Legal Stamford, Connecticut


Description

Position at Conair LLC

About Us:

Conair LLC is one of the largest, most successful, and well-recognized consumer products companies in the world.  Over the past 60 plus years Conair has evolved into a global company selling personal care products, kitchen appliances, cookware, and professional beauty appliances under more than 25 brand names in over 120 countries with revenues exceeding $2.5 billion.

Associate General Counsel

Position Summary:

We are seeking an outstanding attorney to join our legal team.  This person will serve as a corporate generalist with primary responsibility for the business legal needs of Conair. 

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of contracts including non-disclosure licensing, supply, distribution, equipment purchase and lease, manufacturing, consulting, sponsorship and customer agreements.
  • There is also a focus on contracts related to advertising, promotions and digital media.
  • Additional work related to mergers and acquisitions; corporate housekeeping; legal research; and other general corporate, intellectual property, real estate and commercial matters.
  • Provide counsel on contracts as noted above.
  • Drive various continuous improvements in contracting, including improving processes, templates, trainings and knowledge management materials. 
  • Assist in special projects in the legal team as assigned.  

Essential Qualifications:

  • JD degree and BA/BS degree; top tier undergraduate and law schools.
  • 6+ years of legal employment working in a corporate legal department or a top-tier law firm, with experience advising on corporate and commercial matters, including drafting and negotiating agreements and direct interaction with clients
  • Broad experience in contract drafting and negotiation, including in the areas of procurement, services, consulting, logistics, sales, ecommerce, SaaS Agreements and technology agreements and transactions.
  • Member of the Connecticut State Bar or willing to become Connecticut Authorized In-House Counsel.
  • Broad range of relevant legal experience, including the ability to identify, prioritize and resolve critical legal issues in real time.
  • Strong technology skills, with experience and a strong interest in utilizing technology to improve ways of working.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, particularly the ability to transform complex information into clear, concise and actionable communications for business partners.
  • Willingness to learn and work on a broad variety of areas.
  • Ability to work independently or within a team as required, including as part of cross-functional and cross-border teams.
  • Self-starter with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to multi-task, handle unanticipated situations effectively and work well under pressure with tight deadlines to ensure timely and appropriate response to issues raised.
  • Excellent judgment and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Outstanding execution and organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and positive, enthusiastic attitude.
  • Ability to identify and use the most efficient and effective legal resources to complete the work in a timely and cost-effective manner

Beneficial Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Personal Care, Health Care, Beauty or Consumer Goods industry is a plus.

Environmental Factors:

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and view a monitor for extended periods of time

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • Generous Paid Time Off Programs
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • FSA/HSA/Dependent Care FSA
  • 401k and company match
  • Commuter Shuttle to/from Stamford train station