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Jr. Attorney

Date:  Jan 12, 2022
Location: 

Houston, (Northpoint), TX, US, 77038

 

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General Purpose

The Counsel role is expected to be a "trusted counsellor" to management on legal, ethics and business issues. The Counsel role will be a generalist and will have responsibility for contracts, marketing, labor and employment, regulatory compliance, litigation, ethics administration and other legal matters.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently negotiate, draft, and/or revise all manner of corporate and commercial agreements (e.g., customer, vendor, or system) and other legal documents.
  • Ensure that transactional and general commercial documents address business goals and protect the Company’s interests.
  • Help manage the relation with and supervise the work done by outside counsel where required and make strategic decisions regarding the conduct of legal proceedings (e.g., litigation, regulatory, or alternative dispute resolution). A key component of this is to ensure that Company resources are deployed efficiently with a view to reaching the best possible outcome the Company without compromising governance and risk-management standards and expectations.
  • Ensure compliance with ethics governance standards and policies. This includes serving as an Ethics Officer and administering compliance with our Code of Ethics and Conduct, Code of Business Conduct, and other compliance policies.
  • Review and approve marketing and sales materials for compliance issues, including point of sale, coupons, on-air, online and out of home media, sweepstakes and promotions.
  • Provide counsel on labor and employment law matters in a way that enhances the flexibility of the business and limits legal exposure, e.g., development of employment policies, practices, and procedures, development and delivery of management training, and advice on strategic projects, the handling of internal investigations, and decisions to hire, discipline, and terminate employees.
     

Qualifications

  • J.D.
  • 1-3 years of experience with in-house or private practice law firm whose clients include companies in the consumer goods industry)
  • Must possess a clear understanding of applicable laws, regulations and Company policies as well as a solid understanding of the bottling business to be able to anticipate legal issues and provide solutions consistent with business objectives.
  • This role requires the ability to work well as a member of a team and providing support for a variety of functional groups.
  • This role requires advance critical thinking and analytical skills, including the ability to interpret laws, regulations and case law to identify and mitigate legal risk while helping to achieve business objectives.
  • The ability to apply judgment to determine level of risk that is reasonable for the business to accept and risks that are too great for management is critical.
  • High ethical standards and a deep commitment to always represent the best interests of the Arca Continental are critical. 
  • This role requires advanced communication skills (oral and writing) with management and front-line employees as well as customers, consumers, government officials, and representatives of other businesses.
  • The attorney in the Counsel role must have the ability to provide concise, clear communications appropriately tailored to the audience.
  • 25% Travel

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


Nearest Major Market: Houston