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Senior Counsel – Carbohydrate Solutions- Decatur, IL

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Job Title: Senior Counsel – Carbohydrate Solutions- Decatur, IL
Location: Decatur, IL, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Technician
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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Senior Counsel - Carbohydrate Solutions- Decatur, IL
This is an exempt level position

Position Summary:
The Senior Counsel - Carbohydrate Solutions position reports to the Chief Counsel Carbohydrate Solutions and supports members of the Carbohydrate Solutions Business Unit team by providing legal counsel on a range of topics related to commercial and contract matters, corporate matters, distribution arrangements, joint ventures, pre-litigation matters, and anti-trust issues. Provide business-unit specific guidance for matters being primarily handled by subject-matter attorneys.
The Senior Counsel's key goals are to provide timely and accurate legal advice in advancement of the Carbohydrate Solutions Business and ADM's business goals, while protecting the company's legal interests, and to become part of the business team by developing and maintaining strong relationships with Carbohydrate Solutions leaders.

Job responsibilities
•Provide legal counsel to all levels of Carbohydrate Solutions staff, including Carbohydrate Solutions executives and their direct reports maximizing the use of internal legal resources and minimizing outside legal spend
•Draft, interpret, and negotiate commercial agreements for various Carbohydrate Solutions businesses
•Provide guidance on commercial, anti-trust, and pre-litigation matters
•Manage outside counsel as required on specific subject matters (e.g., energy/utility, FERC)
•Review, revise and/or approve all proposed changes for confidentiality agreements drafted by legal assistant and assist as necessary with customer discussions regarding such changes in order to execute NDA
•Provide advice and counsel regarding ADM policies and procedures
•Work with specialist ADM attorneys as required on Carbohydrate Solutions matters and policies
•Prepare for and provide legal representation to ADM in civil litigation and other contested matters
• Work with outside counsel as necessary on civil litigation and other contested matters.

Job requirements

•Must have a J.D. degree and admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois
•At least 5 years of experience in the field, ideally working in both a large law firm and corporate in-house setting, preferably in the agriculture industry
•Experience in a manufacturing and/or biotech industry is a plus

•Contract drafting, review and negotiation
•Oral and written communication skills
•Interpersonal skills
•Timeliness and sense of urgency
•Familiarity with legal research databases
•Basic abilities in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel
•Knowledge of the Renewable Fuel Standard is highly recommended

Other required or desirable attributes
•Demonstrated ability to build relationships and positively influence outcomes
•In-depth understanding of ADM's business, or the willingness and ability gain that knowledge quickly
•Ability to provide business-oriented solutions to complex legal problems
•Highly motivated, proactive, self-disciplined and team-oriented
•Committed to ADM values: integrity, respect, excellence, resourcefulness, teamwork, and responsibility

•Work independently with general supervision and direction from the Chief Counsel Carbohydrate Solutions in furtherance of department and business goals
•Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and dynamic environment while handling multiple competing tasks simultaneously to satisfactory closure
•Ability to work closely with business team to develop solutions to legal issues that are both in keeping with ADM policies and values, and relevant laws and regulations, and serve to advance business needs
•Disposition to maintain an "open door" policy, to encourage all levels of the ADM business team to raise potential issues
•Commitment to cooperate and collaborate with other members of the ADM law department within the department Matrix structure
•Ability to delegate and manage resource effectively

Relocation assistance is not available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.

ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status.

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we're one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 40,000 employees serving customers in hundreds of countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 450 crop procurement locations, more than 330 food and feed ingredient manufacturing facilities, 62 innovation centers and the world's premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at

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Job Post Date: 12/17/19
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