Cargill is seeking to hire a Food Law Lawyer at its worldwide headquarters in Minneapolis. This is an in-house lawyer position within Cargill's Global Law Team, which is comprised of approximately 350 legal professionals working in over 30 Cargill offices worldwide.
The lawyer filling this position will provide legal counsel to Cargill, Incorporated and its affiliates and will be a part of the Cargill Law Department and its Food Law Team. This lawyer will work closely with
Lawyers and other legal professionals within the Cargill’s Global Law Department Cargill businesses (primarily in the U.S. but also globally) and their commercial, operations and food safety/quality/regulatory personnel Cargill Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs
Cargill Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and Research & Development
Cargill Business Operation and Supply Chain
Cargill Corporate Affairs, and
Outside legal and technical resources.
Provide proactive food, feed, cosmetics and pharmaceutical law counsel, advice and solutions to Cargill's U.S. and global businesses – 45%
Provide training, education, coaching and guidance on compliance with and legal and business implications of new food and feed laws/regulations to Law Team members and other Cargill stakeholders – 10%
Provide support for food and feed-related policy development and implementation and provide legal advice to Cargill businesses/stakeholders/trade associations on proposed or new legislation and regulation - 10%
Provide counseling relating to new product development, including GRAS applications and substantiation and communication of health, nutrition, and other regulated food and feed-related claims - 15%
Advise Cargill businesses on food and feed product retrieval events (recalls, withdrawals, etc), interfacing with Cargill business, customer and/or supplier legal counsel, as necessary, and manage and/or provide support/guidance to food/feed-related information requests, investigations, enforcement actions and litigation relating to Cargill's food and feed businesses, including the retention, supervision and management of outside counsel, if necessary – 10%
Engage with federal and state food and feed regulatory authorities, as appropriate, to manage Cargill food and feed law issues and opportunities and all other duties as assigned – 10%
Ability to travel up to 10-15%, including internationally.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
J.D. degree and licensed to practice law in Minnesota (or if currently licensed in another state the ability to become licensed in Minnesota)
Strong academic performance
5+ years practicing food and/or feed law
Experience interpreting, applying and advising on FDA and state laws and regulations for human food and animal feed
Knowledge and understanding of regulatory organizations and policy development and implementation
Proven ability to identify emerging food and feed law issues and effectively lead cross-functional teams to manage/resolve existing and emerging issues
Strong strategic, conceptual strength, systems thinker
Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including the ability to challenge the status quo, lead change, chart a path through ambiguity, and influence key internal and external stakeholders
Well-developed ability to identify, quantify and manage risk to appropriate levels
Ability to effectively manage conflict and apply judgment in counseling; ability to balance legal expertise and advice with deep business acumen and commercial understanding
Strong teaching, coaching and partnering skills and the ability to share and explain complex concepts to varied audiences
Creative, resilient and flexible style and approach to solving legal problems
Proven ability and willingness to build new systems and find creative and pragmatic solutions
Ability to develop and leverage connections and expertise - both internally and externally
Willingness and ability to learn key technical aspects of Cargill’s food and feed businesses
In-house counsel experience
Experience interpreting, applying and advising on USDA laws and regulations
Experience interpreting, applying and advising on FDA laws and regulations for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
Knowledge and understanding of USDA organization and policy development and implementation
Scientific education and background
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: WAY06571
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