This role is a remote position with some travel (less than 10%). Ideal candidates will be in EST or CST time zones.

What the Role Is

Under the supervision of the General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, this role will provide comprehensive legal counsel and legal risk analysis on a variety of topics. The individual in this position will provide advice to the field on regulatory trade practice compliance unique to the alcohol beverage industry, act as the primary legal liaison to the Human Resources department and to certain divisions of sales and marketing, and draft, negotiate, and review various types of commercial transactions and company contracts, and work on special projects as assigned. The ideal candidate will have strong industry experience and excellent analytical skills; the ability to navigate complex state and federal regulatory statutes that govern the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; excellent communication skills to allow effective interactions with regulators and team members; experience drafting various agreements; ability to work collaboratively and manage numerous projects simultaneously; and ability to provide real-time advisement and work independently to meet quick deadlines.

How You Will Spend Your Time?

  • Oversee and manage the Company’s trade practice compliance process, policy, and procedure
  • Act as the Company team leader to build relationships across sales and marketing and drive effective trade practice compliance practices across the organization
  • Interpret legislation, laws, rulings and regulations, and advise Company on legal rights, remedies, and options, particularly as it relates to trade practice compliance
  • Engage on and stay abreast of proposed regulatory changes and government affairs topics related to trade practice compliance to proactively provide guidance to the Company and internal clients
  • Lead company initiatives to improve processes and ways of working across departments and create collaborative solutions to reduce Company risk
  • Act as the primary Company legal liaison to all state and federal alcohol regulatory agencies
  • Draft, review, and negotiate company contracts, requests for proposals, and other legal documents to align with marketing and sales strategy while ensuring risk mitigation and compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Act as the primary advisor and business partner to certain divisions of sales and marketing, and to Human Resources to advise on various personnel matters and act as co-lead to advance HR policy, procedure, and process
  • Supports the General Counsel to provide legal support to senior leadership of the Company as needed on a wide variety of projects
  • Manage other duties and special projects as assigned by General Counsel including acquisitions and divestitures, internal investigations, discovery, and other general corporate matters

Who You Are…

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
  • J.D. or LLM required from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Current Bar License from the state where the employee primarily resides
  • Minimum 5 years of experience required with a law firm or in-house, with specific experience in the alcohol beverage (or other food and beverage) industry strongly preferred
  • Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills with a commitment to meeting deadlines
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload and prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Self-starter with ability to work autonomously while functioning well in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to understand general business operations, issues, and dynamics beyond the scope of basic legal issues
  • Ability to communicate effectively with members of other departments in order to support business functions

Benefits

  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Health, Dental & Vision eligibility from day one
  • FSA/HSA
  • 401K match
  • EAP
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave