Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Kraft Foods, Senior Counsel - Sales & Food Services

Kraft Foods is searching for a Lead Attorney to advise its North America Sales organization, including the Mass/Food/Drug, Food Service and Vend channels, as well as the North American SnackCo Ingredients businesses for the $7 billion North American SnackCo Region.  This position is located in East Hanover, NJ.

Responsibilities
  •  Ensures compliance with North American antitrust and competition laws.
  • Partners with the SVP Sales and his leadership team, as well as the North American Food Service leadership team.
  • Responsible for keeping management abreast of significant decisions, legislation and governmental regulatory rulings that may affect company’s sales, trade spending and competition policies
  • Provide day-to-day legal support for the approximately 6,100-member North American Direct Store Delivery (DSD), Warehouse and Food Service Sales Force.
  • Provide legal oversight to the Sales Finance Team in charge of administering the $1 billion-plus Biscuit trade spending budget to ensure legal compliance with U.S. antitrust and Canadian anti-competition law.
  • Provide general legal support to U.S. and Canadian Food Service businesses.
  • Provide antitrust advice and compliance training to the broader North American Sales Force organization (including Food Service) on matters including Fair & Equitable Treatment principles, Meeting Competition guidelines, trade spending, bracket pricing.
  • Assist the Sales Force Leadership Team in developing antitrust compliant sales policies and ensuring the fair administration of those policies.
  • Negotiate contracts with Food Service and Retail customers, brokers and distributors.
  • Review trade materials, trade advertising, co-marketing programs, promotions, customer-directed communication, pricing decisions, and selling stories for content, accuracy and antitrust compliance.
  • Provide support to Chief Counsel – Canada on Canadian-specific sales matters.
  • Provide support to NA M&A and corporate governance projects
  • Contributes to both the Regional and Global law department by working with other regional counsel on developing competition law policies, sharing best practices, etc.

Qualifications
  • JD Degree from an accredited law school and top academic credentials
  • 7-10 years of experience, including significant in-house or government agency experience pertaining to antitrust compliance,
  • prior major law firm experience preferred.
  • Strong antitrust and sales transaction experience, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry experience preferred.
  • Excellent management skills and business judgment with a capacity to make decisions and give reasoned, competent advice that demonstrates an understanding of overall business objectives and the risks/rewards of each situation.
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