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Senior Corporate Counsel

Kildare, Leinster Job ID 96373 Job Category Legal Job Level Sr Director Position Type Full-Time
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KDP Ireland is seeking to add a strategic, agile and proactive Senior Corporate Counsel primarily responsible for providing legal and strategic direction to business leaders in a wide range of commercial areas supporting KDP business in Europe, Asia, Central America and South America, such as Ireland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia and the Netherlands.  The successful candidate will set the Procurement strategy for all of KDP across the globe, participate on the Ireland and Asia leadership teams, provide comprehensive commercial legal support and advice in various commercial areas, including procurement, manufacturing, privacy, compliance and regulatory and serve as the legal liaison for all intellectual property matters in Europe.

Responsibilities

  • Develop the global legal strategy for procurement and other supply chain matters
  • Provide strategic legal advice and practical solutions to the Procurement organization on a wide range of commercial legal and compliance matters while partnering with internal and external legal partners across the globe
  • Lead the legal support for all aspects of the general operations of business in Ireland which includes a manufacturing facility
  • Manage all corporate and Board support functions in all countries outside N. America
  • Identify the need for legal support within business transactions and projects
  • Draft and negotiate complex commercial contracts independently including identifying issues and risks (e.g. indemnification, limitation of liability) and coordinating with necessary subject matter experts on topics such as IP, tax finance, data protection, data privacy, etc.
  • Support the Tax and Finance functions on strategic projects to achieve savings objectives in Europe, Asia, Central and South America
  • Bring structure, consistency and efficiency to the legal department’s operations and support across international procurement operations, including developing international best practices that will mitigate the company’s risk
  • Effectively manage resources to to determine scope of necessary resources (external and internal) and to lead a successful team
  • Develop strong relationships with business partners and work strategically with KDP’s business teams to reach company’s goals; have regular and significant interaction with key functional areas including business unit leaders
  • Collaborate efficiently and effectively across legal and business functions in a manner that adds value, balances risk and protects the company’s reputation
  • Set the strategic direction for intercompany agreements and processes informing global work in this area
  • Support the Legal department’s efficiency initiatives through various internal projects and track and report on progress
  • Follow all KDP and KDP Global and Ireland specific policies and procedures
  • Set the tone to integrate the global legal support function into the local leadership teams in a manner that is accountable and customer centric

Requirements

  • Extensive years of experience in commercial and international business law at a large law firm or corporate legal department, including complex multi-country agreements and cross-border transactions, preferably in a CPG environment
  • Experience advising global teams in broad range of procurement activity across the full contract lifecycle, from bid solicitation, competitive bidding, vendor selection, to contract negotiation, administration and claim evaluation.
  • Leadership skills and strategic vision
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced organization; manage and prioritized multiple issues and projects while being highly responsive
  • Excellent judgment in knowing how to proactively communicate, escalate issues and propose solutions
  • Analytical / Problem Solving Skills
  • Collaborative behaviours, including ability to effectively communicate with business leaders
  • Strong decision-making abilities and experience leading teams and/or large projects
  • Ability to function at a high level where geographically separated from the larger corporate legal team

Education & Technical Skills:

  • Graduate of an accredited law school
  • 12+ years’ experience in general commercial law and international business law with a multinational corporation and/or large law firm
  • Prior experience with a multinational manufacturing company, preferably a CPG company

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a leading beverage company in North America, with a portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partners brands and powerful distribution capabilities to provide a beverage for every need, anytime, anywhere. We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it! 
 
Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale. Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us? 
 
We strive to be an employer of choice, providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of ~28,000 employees to grow and develop.  We offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development, while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.
 
Keurig Dr Pepper is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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