JBS USA ASSOCIATE CORPORATE COUNSEL in Greeley, Colorado
JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, easy-to-use food solutions. We process, prepare, package and deliver fresh and value-added premium meat, poultry and retail-ready food products for customers in approximately 100 countries on six continents. We are also the majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s, the largest poultry company in North America. JBS USA employs more than 100,000 team members, and our corporate office is located in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, where our 1,200 team members onsite enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.
We are seeking a motivated and proactive lawyer to serve as Associate Counsel. Reporting to the Corporate Counsel, the lawyer in this role will serve as a generalist, acting as an integral member of the Company’s legal team by advising senior leaders on all legal matters affecting the Company, with a primary focus on real estate matters and including business transactions, litigation, IP, M&A, compliance, securities, employment matters, managing the Company’s contracting process, and supporting all business units in their day-to-day tasks.
Work in tandem with real estate area directors in the negotiation and drafting of lease agreements for JBS’ retail arm, Wild Fork Foods, as well as other JBS business units
Provide legal advice and guidance on JBS’ overall real estate portfolio to include acquisitions, divestures, leasing, and construction
Negotiate and draft a wide variety of commercial contracts
Manage and assist with all aspects of the litigation process, including assessing risk, developing strategy, partnering with outside counsel, reviewing pleadings, discovery, etc.
Manage commercial sales, marketing activities, and intellectual property matters
Manage or assist in managing the offense, defense and negotiation of a wide variety of commercial and employment related matters and disputes
Provide day-to-day business, employment, regulatory, UCC, securities, and real estate advice to Company employees and the Board of Directors
Provide clear legal advice and practical business-focused solutions enabling the business to achieve its objectives while preserving and protecting the Company’s integrity and reputation
All other functions a lawyer in a big business should serve
J. D. degree from an accredited U.S. law school with a strong academic record
1-4 year experience in a law firm or in-house role
Admission to a U.S. bar (Colorado preferred)
Excellent strategic and analytical skills, strong communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work well independently and on a team
Excellent judgment, particularly in determining the significance of legal matters in tandem with business objectives
Strong interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and flexibility, and the ability to interface effectively with personnel at all levels throughout the Company
Ability to write in a universally-understandable and persuasive manner
Ability to explain difficult legal concepts in plain terms
Hold a genuine desire to add value through hard work
Meld a long-term view of success while working with short-term urgency
The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:
Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;
Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;
401(k): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule;
Base salary range of $90,000 - $110,000; and
This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program;
The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.