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Senior Counsel ESG, Well-Being and Risk

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Job Description
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Mondelez Global (NA) is seeking a Senior Counsel ESG, Well-Being and Risk. Preferably based, not mandatorily, in NJ or Chicago, this role will report to the Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel for North America (NA) and will have three core responsibilities: (1) day-to-day legal guidance and support to the NA business (including NA acquisitions and Ventures) on ESG matters and risk, (2) day-to-day legal guidance and support to the NA business for well-being and nutrition regulatory matters and risk, including High Fat, Sugar and/or Salt (HFSS) and other nutritional matters, and (3) legal advice to the NA business on selected strategic initiatives by providing holistic risk assessments for the NA business with a clear pipeline of actions and mitigation strategies. The ideal candidate will bring enterprise-level thought leadership across these three main areas as well as other NA legal matters.
Key Responsibilities

  • Subject matter expertise on the growing level of local legal requirements in the NA BU related to ESG, including various state climate rules (e.g., California) & EPR requirements.
  • Partner with the Global ESG lead attorney to support development and alignment of NA ESG-related strategies, initiatives and priorities with global strategies, initiatives and priorities, and share learnings and knowledge between NA and global.
  • Participate in ESG legal community of expertise to understand global/enterprise-wide perspective/risks and bring back to NA / incorporate into strategy/risk assessments.
  • Monitoring ESG regulatory & work closely with the Senior Director and Chief Counsel Litigation to share significant updates/developments with NA legal team/Global ESG lead attorney, and NA leadership as needed.
  • Legal support for ESG communications (internal/external), disclosures and claims in NA.
  • Conduct training on ESG claims/comms for NA business and legal teams, in alignment with the Global ESG lead attorney.
  • Attend internal sustainability forums and meetings to provide legal guidance and risk management.
  • Legal support for well-being legal matters in NA, including well-being strategy, HFSS and risk management for well-being disclosures and claims.
  • Partner with global Well-Being lead attorney to align enterprise-wide well-being strategy, risk and initiatives with NA well-being strategy, risk and initiatives.

Risk assessment :
As a member of the NA team, the role will help to "join the dots" across legal risk areas for the NA business and provide strategic thinking on business initiatives with the ability to anticipate, assess and address risks.

  • Build strong partnerships across key stakeholders including CGA, R&D, and SARA to foster collaboration, strengthen business relationships and ensure the development of a proper risk map.
  • Attend and be part of specific internal meetings as a representative of the Legal Team, in the absence of the SVP Counsel.

Required Experience

  • 8-10 years' experience in a large international law firm or multi-national corporate in-house legal department.
  • Preferred JD from an accredited law school or license to practice law in at least 1 US jurisdiction.
  • Excellent management skills and business judgment with a capacity to make decisions and give advice in a risk calibrated manner, demonstrating an understanding of overall business objectives and the risks/rewards of each situation.
  • Experience providing advice and support to internal stakeholders to develop, establish and improve internal processes.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to work with others and manage multiple time sensitive matters in a demanding, fast-paced and matrixed environment.
  • Strong research and writing skills, and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a non-legal audience, are required.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty; the ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations.
  • High degree of initiative, self‐direction, and ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Ability to oversee and effectively manage outside counsel and internal stakeholders.

    • Experience with environmental, social and/or governance matters, including claims, sustainability and ingredients, climate, packaging, and social issues.
    • Experience with health, well-being and/or nutritional regulatory matters such as HFSS, including product claims, marketing, labeling and/or disclosures, preferred.

  • Risk Assessment
    • Proven track record of providing sound legal advice and managing legal risks in commercial context.
    • Experience advising senior business leaders preferred.
    • US and Canada experience preferred.
    • Great commercial acumen, strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Capacity to understand the business end to end, working across different markets and global teams; understand impact of legal matters in Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) / Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry.

No Relocation support available
Business Unit Summary
The United States is the largest market in the Mondelēz International family with a significant employee and manufacturing footprint. Here, weproduce our well-loved household favorites to provide our consumers with the right snack, at the right moment, made the right way. We have corporate offices, sales, manufacturing and distribution locations throughout the U.S. to ensure our iconic brands-including Oreo and Chips Ahoy! cookies, Ritz , Wheat Thins and Triscuit crackers, and Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids confectionery products -are close at hand for our consumers across the country.
Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.
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