Legal Assistant

Job Locations US-WI-Beloit
Requisition ID
2018-11842
Division
Kerry
Position Type
Full Time
Recruiter
ME1
Posting Type
LI

Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

 

Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

 

Leading to better, together. 

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
  • Empowering our people
  • Promoting diverse thinking
  • Investing in innovation
  • Acting on sustainability
  • Embracing our differences

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Description and Responsibilities

The Kerry Legal Department is looking for a full-time Legal Assistant to provide administrative support to the department, including the General Counsel, Associate General Counsels and external counsel. Duties initially will include communicating with inside and outside customers, preparing contracts and other documents, handling administrative functions for the Department, and assisting in special projects as needed.

  • Receive requests for legal assistance and direct accordingly
  • File and update cases in Legal Files, the Legal Department’s case management system
  • Prepare legal agreements using master forms
  • Support the legal department on administrative matters
  • Compose written correspondence
  • Assist in acquisition projects
  • Undertake special projects or other administrative assignments as needed
  • Schedule meetings
  • Order departmental supplies
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

 

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to multi-task and ensure follow-through
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to use good judgment
  • Knowledge of Legal Files is a plus
  • Experience in an in-house legal department (corporate environment) or law firm, or paralegal training is a plus
  • Associates Degree

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