Thursday, April 4, 2013

PepsiCo, Legal Director

The PepsiCo Law Department is seeking a highly-responsible, detail-oriented team player for its Global Foods Safety & Regulatory Law team.This position is located in Chicago and reports to the Senior Legal Director for Regulatory Law in Purchase, New York.The successful candidate will contribute to providing regulatory advice, support and coordination across PepsiCo’s worldwide businesses on a full time basis with special emphasis on PepsiCo’s Global Nutrition Group in Chicago.

The successful candidate should expect to –
  • Work collaboratively with PepsiCo legal & regulatory affairs colleagues worldwide to develop and provide critical food regulatory (i.e., food safety, labeling, and claims) advice & counsel to PepsiCo’s global innovation teams, with particular focus on initiatives spearheaded by PepsiCo’s Global Nutrition Group (GNG).
  • Provide day-to-day food regulatory advice & counsel to PepsiCo’s U.S.-based businesses.
  • Spot, track, and analyze emerging food regulatory issues of significance for PepsiCo operations worldwide.
  • Assist in coordinating and framing PepsiCo’s response to key food regulatory developments in the US and across the world.
  • Assist in the development of global PepsiCo perspectives, guidelines, and policies relating to consumer-facing nutrition and health-related messages.
  • Assist in the development of global PepsiCo perspectives, guidelines and policies relating to allergens, contaminants, product recalls, traceability and other critical food safety-related issues.
  • Provide legal analysis and support to key cross functional partners (e.g., Communications, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Global Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs; M&A) in addressing food regulatory issues and developments.
  • JD from a top tier US law school
  • 5+ years’ experience with a premier law firm in a regulatory affairs practice group (e.g., FDA, health, agriculture, advertising & marketing/FTC)
  • In house experience with a CPG company strongly preferred but not required
  • Background in nutrition, food science, or public policy/government affairs a strong plus
  • Highly developed legal reasoning and analytical skills
  • Experience in working as part of a team and assuming a leadership role with others from diverse backgrounds and functions
  • Legal counseling skills to provide proactive guidance and support to executives and associates
  • Outstanding ability to identify legal risks and offer solutions that minimize such risks
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize readily and adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Function at a high level with minimal direction and supervision
  • Open, collaborative style.
  • Must be willing and able to travel 15% of the time
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