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Assistant General Counsel

Company name

Mars, Incorporated and its Affiliates.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

May 20,2019

Valid Through

Sep 02,2019

Posted on

May 16,2019

Years of Experience

Min 12 yrs required

Location

Germantown, MD, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Corporate >> Corporate - M&A
Food & Drug Administration >> Food & Drug Administration
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Assistant General Counsel
The candidate responsibilities will include: Identify, anticipate and prioritize the key legal issues for Mars Edge and the other Corporate Initiatives in partnership with the respective units. Be an active and engaged member of the Mars Edge leadership team. Provide proactive and strategic legal advice especially on corporate transactional matters in early stage companies, commercial agreements in support of those investments and technology development and licensing matters. Understand the key business issues that drive the legal issues in various markets and vice versa and consistently make commercial legal decisions and provide legal advice that supports achievement of business objectives. Effectively assess risks and opportunities to mitigate risks and influence business decisions in light of these assessments. In partnership with Mars Scientific and Regulatory affairs, provide advice on regulatory matters with a view to supporting the success of new product launches, product benefit and efficacy claims, and other new initiatives across all markets. Ensure comprehensive compliance program of Mars Edge including legal compliance training for business unit and fostering the application of the Mars Five Principles. Proactively manage legal budget, including managing legal spend in line with internalizing a substantial portion of the legal work currently being performed by external legal advisors and by other internal Mars attorneys especially in areas relating to new initiatives with third parties, product development/launches, new channels/modes of sale, contracts and other commercial matters. Support Mars Innovation, Science, Technology & Mars Edge efforts in relation to new laws and regulations impacting the business Must have experience in leading and negotiating deal structuring, including acquisitions, early stage investments, partnerships, and related commercial agreements in support of these investments. Should have experience in bridging the entrepreneurial/founder-led cultures of early stage companies with multinational corporate cultures, so that the early stage companies get the “best of both worlds”. Must have familiarity with food and drug regulations, dietary supplements and product claims issues. Must be Qualified lawyer in the United States, Canada, U.K., Europe or Australia. If American, the candidate should be a member of a state bar in the United States, although it is not necessary for the attorney to be a member of any specific state bar. If a non-American, the candidate should be a graduate of an accredited law school and be a professionally qualified lawyer in his or her home country. Should have 12+ years of law firm and in-house legal department experience required, ideally in the FMCG, Bio-Tech and/or Food and Beverage Industries. Start-up experience and/or digital health experience is highly desired. Global transactions experience (M&A, joint ventures, alliances, global contracts) by training and demonstrated experience required. Must have experience working internationally and on cross border, international legal issues. Experience in the functional/medical foods area is helpful. Experience in dealing with food and/or drug regulatory agencies desired.

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REQUISITION NUMBER: 194222.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Mars, Incorporated and its Affiliates.
20425 Seneca Meadows Pkwy
Germantown, MD 20876

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