Post Holdings Senior Counsel in St. Louis, Missouri

Job ID

16-0606

Title

Senior Counsel

Department

Legal

Location

St. Louis, MO

City

St. Louis

State

MO

Description

This professional will serve as the senior counsel for the Attune Food Group (AFG), the Private Brands segment, of Post Holding's (PHI), providing legal advice and representation in a variety of areas, including commercial contracts drafting and negotiation,

intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance (e.g., advertising and food labeling), risk management, and other areas of the law relevant to the AFG businesses. This position will be solutions-oriented, pragmatic and proactive in his/her approach

to legal advice and able to work both collaboratively and autonomously. This professional will interface with executives directly in all AFG locations, St. Louis and the PHI legal team. Position reports to the President & CEO of AFG, with a dotted line to

the PHI General Counsel.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as lead attorney for the Company’s Private Brands business, including ongoing legal advice and counseling with travel as needed. Liase with other Post Holdings and subsidiary legal counsel on a variety of issues.

  • Provide high caliber, proactive legal and risk management advice to executives with respect to a range of legal issues affecting the business.

  • Devise practical, business-oriented solutions and alternatives designed to mitigate risk and maximize business opportunities.

  • Review, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts, including marketing and sales, distribution, procurement, services, licensing, engineering, private label manufacturing, and confidentiality agreements, along with ancillary legal documents.

  • Develop standardized contract templates and policies designed to efficiently support the Private Brands business.

  • Support litigated matters, including product liability and class action claims, in collaboration with Post Holdings, Inc. litigation counsel.

  • Advise on regulatory requirements pertinent to food manufacturing and sales, including labeling, packaging and claims, antitrust / trade compliance, privacy, environmental, and other regulatory issues.

  • Advise and strategize on intellectual property matters.

  • Advise on legal issues relevant to Post Private Brands’ Canadian business, as well as import/export requirements.

  • Liaise with other Post Holdings attorneys and/or outside counsel to provide or obtain specialized advice.

Requirements

  • At least five (5) to seven (7) years of legal experience required, with prior in house experience

  • Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school and State Bar Certification

  • Knowledge of consumer industry or manufacturing issues preferred

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision

  • Strong negotiation skills, complemented with excellent business judgment

  • Strong writing, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to collaborate and function well in a team environment

  • Outstanding attention to detail

  • Up to 25% travel required to offices in WA, OR, GA, Al, and Canada as needed.