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Wanted Legal Counsel @ Aramark

Posted on: 24 Sep 2019 185 views
: legal counsel
: Aramark
: Rockville, Maryland, United States
: JD
: 10

Location: Rockville, MD US

Worker Type: Salary

Services: Corporate

Category: Legal and Risk

Work Type: Fulltime-Regular

Line of Business: Corporate

ID: 260049


About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world.  Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities.Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at 


About Avendra

Avendra is North America’s leading hospitality procurement services provider. Avendra was founded in 2001 by hospitality management companies looking to leverage buying power and create efficiencies in supply chain management. Acquired by Aramark in 2017, Avendra now manages supplier contracts and sourcing responsibilities for Aramark businesses in North America, other group purchasing organizations owned by Aramark, as well as our traditional hospitality clients. We combine years of hospitality expertise, purchasing power, services and software to help customers impact the bottom line, improve operational performance, and better serve guests and customers. Avendra is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland and employs about 400 associates.



 Position Summary.   This position provides legal counsel, as directed by Avendra’s General Counsel, to all departments of Avendra and to all levels of Avendra management and associates.  He/she participates as counsel in business discussions as assigned and renders advice based on sound business judgment and knowledge of Aramark and Avendra business, policies, and practices.


Position Reports to Avendra General Counsel/SVP


Primary Responsibilities

  • Support Strategic Sourcing in connection with its contracting operations
    • Negotiate, draft and prepare contracting documents for use by Strategic Sourcing; provide legal counsel to Strategic Sourcing for ongoing contract maintenance issues as they arise
  • Advise the Avendra Procurement Technology Group (PTG) with respect to information technology and data security matters
    • provide legal counsel for ongoing contract maintenance issues as they arise
  • Respond to customer requests with respect to their SEC, franchise, and other legal disclosure requirements
  • Manage relationships and liaise with business partners, including in-house legal peers, risk management and claims departments, and outside counsel at suppliers and customers in connection with the foregoing responsibilities
  • Advise Strategic Sourcing, Accounting, and Finance with respect to cross-border transactions
  • Provide general legal advice and counsel to all Avendra departments, including Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Price Audit, PTG, Avendra FF&E Services, Canadian and CALAMEX teams


Secondary Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with Avendra’s General Counsel in the monitoring of Company policies and procedures such as the Business Conduct Policy, Records Management Policy, and Technology Policy; train associates on the same
  • As required, supervise, coach, train and mentor legal staff, including contract analysts
  • Participate with Avendra’s General Counsel in offering training and guidance to Avendra associates in legal matters
  • Prepare or collaborate in the preparation, update and revision of template legal documents and forms issued by the Law Department for use by Avendra and its related GPO businesses


Primary Competencies

  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Quality & Continuous Improvement
  • Effective Written and Oral Communications
  • Results Orientation
  • Business Conduct
  • Conflict Management


Other Duties.  Please note this role description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Work Environment.  This job operates in an office setting.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Physical Demands. This is largely a sedentary role with some light lifting of files possibly needed.

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Role Requirements

  • Effective multi-level and organizational communication
  • Excellent drafting and legal research skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements and contracts
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication
  • Effectively and productively manage conflict
  • Exhibit highest level of legal ethics


Overnight Travel Requirements.  Type: All modes of transportation


Years of Relevant Experience.   10 or more years of experience acting as support/assistant counsel in corporate and transactional law


Education Requirements.   JD from a national accredited law school.  State Bar Association membership in good standing


Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


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