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Senior Counsel, Corporate & Commercial Transactions

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Englewood Cliffs, NJ
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Unilever is looking for an experienced Corporate & Commercial transactions lawyer to join its North America legal team in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Who You Are and What You'll Do

Reporting to the General Counsel of North America, the Senior Counsel, Corporate & Commercial Transactions, will partner with a dynamic group of legal colleagues across our business units and global corporate center.  As the lead for the US market, this attorney will manage a broad range of corporate, commercial and real estate matters providing legal advice and transactional support to Customer Development, Procurement, Operations and Data & Analytics teams. 

  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts including service, supply, manufacturing, equipment finance, leases, consulting, construction, warehouse, distribution, vendor and sales agreements; digital and physical couponing and promotions, data purchase/license and related SaaS vehicles for data analytics;

  • Work cross-functionally on projects throughout the procurement and operations organization, providing sound guidance and negotiating commercial deals as needed to meet critical business objectives;

  • Manage real estate transaction processes (acquisitions, dispositions) from inception to closing, including drafting and negotiation of transaction documents, legal due diligence, and management of outside counsel, as necessary;

  • Support the asset management team with lease administration, lease amendments and extensions;

  • Provide accurate, reasoned, and concise legal advice to business teams without undue reliance on outside counsel;

  • Work with functional partners and other legal team members in developing, improving, and implementing contracting guidelines, processes, and business training;

  • Stay abreast of relevant and emerging trends in the law.

What You'll Need to Succeed

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.

  • Admission in good standing to practice law in at least one U.S. state, and eligible to practice as in-house counsel in the State of New Jersey

  • 6+ years of general corporate and transactional experience acquired in a law firm, with some in-house experience preferred.

  • Experience with Licensing & Sponsorship a plus

  • In-house experience in the CPG Industry a plus

  • Strong work ethic and “hands on” mentality, take ownership of work product

  • Strong oral communication, interpersonal, drafting and negotiation skills

  • Excellent business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while also thinking strategically and providing practical, business-oriented advice.

  • Commitment to continuous learning

  • High Energy Level.

Pay: The pay range for this position is $138,900 to $208,300. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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