Counsel, Environmental and Transactions

Conagra Brands
Dec 04, 2023
Dec 11, 2023
Contract Type

Job Summary

Reporting to the Vice President, Chief Counsel Commercial Transactions, the Counsel, Environmental and Transactions will provide legal support for environmental matters and certain contract matters on an enterprise–wide basis. You will counsel business and other cross–functional partners on a wide variety of environmental compliance activities as well as assist with negotiating a number of commercial arrangements

Position Responsibilities

Provide legal advice on environmental regulatory and permitting issues across Conagra's manufacturing facilities.
Propose and execute legal strategy for managing Conagra's legacy environmental sites, including a number of Superfund and Superfund–like sites inherited from prior acquisitions.
Work with environmental consultants and outside counsel to assist in cost–effectively remediating environmental contamination.
Negotiate with Federal and State regulatory bodies regarding environmental compliance issues, including stipulation agreements and consent decrees.
Draft, negotiate and execute a wide variety of commercial agreements (e.g., contract manufacturing, distribution, licensing, promotional, foodservice, supply, R&D, consulting/service, etc.).
Negotiate directly with counterparties regarding pre–litigation contract disputes.
Advise business on contract risk and negotiation strategies.
Partner with other legal team members to service cross–functional projects, for example, large marketing campaigns, intellectual property licensing, and third–party food quality claims.

Position Qualifications

Licensed attorney with 5+ years of experience in environmental matters at a law firm or corporate legal department.
Meaningful experience negotiating with environmental regulatory bodies.
Experience with managing and advising on plant environmental permits, e.g., wastewater and air permits.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, think critically, manage complex projects, learn new areas of law, and solve problems.
Some experience negotiating commercial contracts.
Able to effectively use external counsel within budget constraints.

Our Modern Workplace:

Conagra's culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work–life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in–person. This position requires you work from our Chicago office 3 days a week.

Our Benefits:

We care about your total well–being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:
Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company–paid life, accident and disability insurance
Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
Balance: paid–time off, parental leave, flexible work–schedules (subject to your location and role)

Our Company:

Conagra Brands is one ofNorth America'sleading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team thats passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye,Marie Callender's, Banquet, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, Reddi–wip, and Vlasic, and emerging brands, including Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein, and Frontera.
We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit
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Conagra Brandsis an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.