General Counsel in Minneapolis at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Run with Sasquatch and live your life and career on the Wild Side!  The Legal Department at Jack Link’s provides legal support for our company’s business lines and departments. Our group is committed to providing excellent customer service and sound legal advice in a fast-paced environment. This position requires an individual who has the desire to make a difference within the organization. An exceptional ability to grasp new concepts and learn while providing excellent service is critical for this position.  If you have been looking for an opportunity, have the desire to work hard, are dedicated to your individual success, and take pride in the achievement and growth within a team, then we want to hear from you!


  • Direct the company’s legal strategy while anticipating, managing and reducing areas of legal and business risk.
  • Provide strategic and tactical legal advice in connection with the drafting, negotiation, and review of a wide variety of agreements including: licensing agreements, joint venture agreements, service agreements, finance agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and development agreements.
  • Representing the organization in the negotiation and administration of contracts, including all changes, modifications, and disputes.
  • Providing legal guidance and counsel relative to intellectual property including patent, trade-mark, and copyright matters.
  • Identify, evaluate and manage outside counsel as a complement our internal resources.
  • Research and remain current with federal, state, and local judicial decisions, laws, and other regulations affecting the organizations operations and provide appropriate guidance to ensure compliance.
  • Providing legal counsel in a wide variety of matters including litigation, employment, environment, intellectual property, real estate, M&A, health and safety, finance/tax, corporate policies and procedures/governance, and procurement.


Job Requirements


  • Juris Doctor degree with excellent academic credentials from a top law school strongly preferred.
  • 10+ years of extensive transactional experience working either in-house, within a major law firm or combination thereof.
  • Relevant CPG experience preferred.


  • Ability to articulate concise and logical thoughts along with strong organizational, interpersonal, management, negotiation, communication (both oral and written), analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must exhibit professional and managerial skills in a complex and dynamic organization along with the leadership traits and personal characteristics that are necessary for success in senior management.
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive can-do attitude and sound judgment including the ability to develop creative solutions to challenging problems.
  • Ability to establish priorities for the legal team and execute against those priorities.
  • Ability to lead, influence and motivate your team and to act as a catalyst for change.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, growing and dynamic environment with integrity, patience and a sense of humor.
  • Ability to travel as necessary to meet job demands.

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