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Corporate Counsel

Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Job Summary:

Glanbia Performance Nutrition is seeking a Corporate Counsel who will report directly to our Senior Counsel.  The Corporate Counsel role will be primarily responsible for the review, drafting and negotiation of third-party agreements to further business objectives while effectively managing risk.  This person will collaborate and interface with several other departments.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and fast-paced legal department with great potential for rapid personal growth and professional development.  While our corporate office is located in Downers Grove, this position has the potential to be fully remote or hybrid.


Essential Functions:

  • Draft, review and negotiate various agreements, including contract manufacturing, supply, sales and distribution, services, endorsement, licensing, confidentiality and indemnity agreements, across all functions as needed for the business to achieve its strategic objectives
  • Provide creative and proactive legal support on a broad range of legal issues, such as employment law, consumer law and data privacy, as requested to proactively manage legal risks where exposures exist
  • Provide assistance with coordination of litigation, government investigations, third-party subpoenas, and other disputes involving the business
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all company policies and procedures, including laws and regulations applicable to the business
  • Develop relationships to become a trusted advisor, creative problem-solver, and partner to cross-functional groups


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   

  • Sound business and legal judgment, with the ability to balance business objectives and risk mitigation
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to professionalism and collegiality
  • Self-starter who is able to work independently with minimal direction
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of ethics



  • Degree or equivalent experience: J.D. degree with strong academic credentials from a top U.S. law school, and a bachelor’s degree from a top university
  • Years of experience: at least 6 years of related legal experience, preferably with time spent in a top-tier law firm and/or global consumer products company in the Food/Beverage industry
    • General business and commercial law experience, including advising clients on commercial transactions and business development needs
    • Experience with employment and labor matters, including drafting employment agreements and policies, considered a plus
    • Experience handling class action and other complex litigation in multiple jurisdictions considered a plus
  • Member in good standing of at least one state bar association (IL preferred)

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

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