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Corporate Counsel - CA, SD, or IL

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Job Title: Corporate Counsel - CA, SD, or IL
Location: CA, West United States, USA
Company: De Lacy Executive Recruitment North America
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Legal/Policy
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: 7
Salary: to be negotiated
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Our client is a well-established, soundly-funded startup combining the most advanced technology with traditional farming best practices.  Reporting to the General Counsel, the Corporate Counsel will be responsible for complex commercial and regulatory matters relating to the crop inputs business (crop protection, nutrients, seed, treatments). The successful candidate will be responsible for a broad range of business advisory, planning and counseling activities.


This role can be located in any of the following locations:  San Carlos, CA, Sioux Falls, SD, or Chicago, IL.


  • Strategic and day-to-day management of legal, regulatory, commercial and contractual aspects of the business
  • Draft and negotiate supply chain contracts, focusing on complex international transactional matters
  • Develop and execute regulatory compliance programs, including developing and implementing compliance audit
  • Advise on marketing and sales strategy, including commission and compensation strategies
  • Together with finance, advise on extended terms and finance program offerings relating to direct and marketplace sales
  • Draft and advise on warehouse, 3PL and other supply chain contracts
  • Interface with EHS function for all product lines and distribution channels
  • Provide business counseling, including privacy and antitrust


Desired Profile:


  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited institution and a license to practice law in at least one of the following states: CA, SD, IL
  • 7+ years of experience in agricultural industry, focusing on North America sale and distribution of crop protection, seed, nutrient inputs
  • High competency, including speed and accuracy, in commercial contracting matters
  • Stellar oral communication skills
  • Excellent team and project leadership skills
  • Regulatory 50-state acumen
  • Ability to travel out-of-state and potentially internationally (estimated 15-30% of time) depending on the locations and status of the matters assigned
  • Ability to function and manage independently, but also work well in an environment that requires working with others to be successful

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Job Post Date: 04/25/19
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