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Counsel, Corporate & Securities

Posted on: 26 Jun 2019 131 views
: Counsel, Corporate & Securities
: Kraft Heinz Company
: JD
: 3

Kraft Heinz, the company

As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic master brands like Heinz, Kraft and Planters. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like DEVOUR and Primal Kitchen. No matter the brand, we are united under one vision: To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World. Bringing this vision to life are our 36,000+ teammates around the world, making food people love. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability, and the health of our planet and its people.Every day, we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you’re passionate like us -- and ready to create the future, build on storied legacy, and participate as a conscientious global citizen -- there’s one thing to do: join us.


 Our culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We’re not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It’s true: Our employees are our competitive advantage. As part of the Kraft Heinz family you’re supported to grow and achieve. You’re recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You’re given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won’t do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day. 

Job Description

Scope of the role:

Counsel – Corporate & Securities will serve an important role within the legal department’s transactional group.  The role would report directly to Assistant Corporate Secretary & Senior Counsel – Securities, and responsibilities will cover the entire spectrum of corporate and securities matters that confront a large public U.S. company, including preparing and reviewing SEC filings, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and proxy statements, section 16 filings, filings with the NASDAQ, assisting with matters related to the board of directors and advising on corporate governance, investor relations, tax and treasury-related matters.


Key Components of the role:

  • Ensuring compliance with, federal and state securities and corporate laws, as well as applicable rules and regulations of NASDAQ and industry organizations that affect public company reporting or compliance, including Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd Frank, ISS, Glass Lewis, etc.
  • Preparing and reviewing SEC filings, including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, Section 16 filings, proxy statements, registration statements, etc. and advising on applicable securities law issues, including but not limited to the Company’s insider trading policy and Regulation FD compliance.
  • Supporting on global corporate initiatives and subsidiary management.
  • Providing corporate secretarial support for the Company’s Board of Directors and annual shareholders meeting, including preparing and reviewing materials for the Board of Directors and its committees and the Company’s proxy statement.  
  • Preparing company documents, such as minutes, consents, resolutions and certificates, charters and policies. 
  • Driving key financing activities, including preparing credit documents and advising internal clients. 
  • Advising on the executive compensation matters and preparing/reviewing equity compensation disclosure.
  • Collaborating with, advising, and supporting a broad range of departments and functions, including Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Investor Relations and others as needed.

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  • JD Degree from an accredited law school and top academic credentials required
  • 3+ years of strong experience with SEC, corporate governance and corporate finance is required.  
  • Prior law firm or in house experience required.
  • Excellent management skills and business judgment with a capacity to make decisions and give advice, which demonstrates an understanding of overall business objectives and the risks/rewards of each situation. 
  • Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proactive personality, eager to learn new areas of the law and committed to understanding the industry and the company’s business.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a non-legal audience is required.

Location: Chicago, IL

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