Staff Attorney - GROWMARK, Inc. - Bloomington, IL
GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative serving almost 400,000 customers across North America, providing agronomy, energy, facility engineering and construction, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services. Headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by its member cooperatives. GROWMARK also owns and operates SEEDWAY, the largest full-line seed company in the United States. More information is available at growmark.com.
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PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT
Under the direction of the Senior Associate General Counsel and more experienced attorneys (“Senior Attorneys”) in the GROWMARK General Counsel’s Division (the “GCD”), assists with the delivery of legal advice and legal services to GROWMARK, its subsidiaries, and its affiliates.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assists with review, revision, drafting and negotiation of contracts to facilitate the accomplishment of business needs and objectives.
Assists Senior Attorneys by providing legal research and analysis on a variety of legal issues.
Assists Senior Attorneys with anticipating, identifying, and managing various legal risks.
Supports litigation and other potentially adversarial activities.
Assists Senior Attorneys with projects and transactions as assigned.
Provides administrative support related to GCD processes and resources.
Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with clients, outside resources, and other members of the GCD.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
May be assigned primary responsibility for one or more legal areas, including, but not limited to collections and bankruptcy actions.
Works with other members of the GCD to maintain complete and accessible information, records, and systems.
Assists with GCD development of client training, support tools, policies, and procedures.
Coordinates work with that of other GCD attorneys to avoid duplication and inconsistency in providing legal advice and legal services, and to ensure efficiency and cohesiveness within the GCD.
Participates in GCD activities including staff meetings and departmental projects.
Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
- A law degree from an accredited United States law school.
- A license to practice law in the United States, and retention of such a license throughout employment with GROWMARK.
- At least three years of legal practice as a licensed attorney in the United States.
- Some experience with legal matters such as contracts, business transactions, regulatory issues, and litigation.
- Basic understanding of GROWMARK’s structure and business operations.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Basic communication, negotiation, and presentation skills with excellent potential for further development.
Basic organization, time management, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide high quality professional services in a fast-paced environment with multiple and conflicting priorities.
Attention to detail, with an outstanding work ethic and high personal standards of performance and integrity.
Solid research, software, and computer skills and the ability to use technology to enhance research results and business processes.
Ability to relate to business managers, assess and understand their perspectives, and respond appropriately to their needs.
Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport, and able to travel independently, internationally, and overnight when necessary.
Must have the ability to work flexible and extended hours when necessary.
Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.
We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.