COMPANY: ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We’re a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We’re blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We’re a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We’re an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we’re a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at www.adm.com.
POSITION: Reporting to the Chief Counsel Carbohydrate Solutions & Commercial Excellence, the Senior Counsel supports members of the Carbohydrate Solutions Business Unit by providing legal counsel on a range of topics related to commercial and contract matters, corporate matters, distribution arrangements, joint ventures, pre-litigation matters, and day-to-day anti-trust issues, and also provides business-unit specific guidance for matters being primarily handled by some of the Company’s subject-matter attorneys. The Senior Counsel’s key goals are a) to provide timely and accurate legal advice in advancement of the Carbohydrate Solutions Business, and ADM’s business goals, while protecting ADM’s legal interests, and b) to become part of the business team by developing and maintaining strong relationships with Carbohydrate Solutions leaders.
The Carbohydrate Solutions Business Unit, which is undergoing a period of important evolution, includes sweeteners, starches, renewable fuels, milling and baking solutions and bio-solutions.
This is a terrific role for someone who is motivated to grow and succeed in a large corporate environment.
LOCATION: Chicago, IL (local candidates only).
EXPERIENCE: At least 10 years’ experience, ideally in both a large law firm and corporate in-house setting in a BU/commercial role, preferably in the agriculture, food or CPG industry. Experience in a manufacturing and/or biotech industry is a plus.
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