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Olam US is looking for an attorney with 3+ years of commercial contracts drafting and negotiating experience, to play a key role in a fairly new legal department in an extremely dynamic and ever-growing organization. This position will report to the Vice President of Legal (HQ/Fresno, California) and will manage and drive strategic initiatives of the commercial contracts in the U.S. and abroad while ensuring legality of processes and procedures.
The ideal candidate should be positive, energetic, and eager to learn about the company, industry and the regulatory environment. Furthermore, he/she should be a gifted lawyer, who understands business issues, as well as legal ones, and is looking to make significant contributions to the development of Olam’s U.S. Legal group.
Globally, Olam is a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 70 countries, supplying food, ingredients and industrial raw materials to over 23,000 customers worldwide. Our global team of 70,000 employees has built a leadership position in many businesses including spices and vegetables, cocoa, coffee, dairy, edible nuts, grains, rice and cotton.
In the U.S., Olam began operations in 2002 and has grown, both organically and through acquisitions, to manage a wide range of agricultural products across 13 states. Our operations include farming and origination, food processing and logistics management from the ground to the door of our many customers worldwide.
The candidate will be considered a valued business partner to the business and operations teams and contribute significantly in their growth by providing counsel on issues that impact their bottom line and providing internal training on the latest developments in law.
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Note: this job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and this position may need to perform other related duties as assigned or directed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Olam provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
Olam Americas, Inc
We are a leading food and agri-business, supplying food ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers who range from multi-national, world famous brands to small family run businesses. Each customer depends on us to provide goods and services that are safe, on-time and consistently in line with the required specification. They also rely on us to help them innovate and create new opportunities. Established in 1989, and now listed on the Singapore Exchange, our team of 74,500 full-time, seasonal, and contract employees have built leadership positions in many of our businesses such as Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Edible Nuts and Spices. As well as growing crops in our own orchards and estates, and sourcing from around 4.8 million farmers globally, we operate over 160 processing facilities, and through our 14 innovation centres, We develop ingredients and find solutions for our customers. Our value chain spans over 60 countries. We also provide support services including risk management solutions and agri-logistics. Through our Packaged Foods Business, we market our own brands directly to consumers in Africa. Through our purpose to ‘Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems’, We aim to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders.