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Corporate Counsel

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., as a subsidiary of The Simply Good Foods Company (Nasdaq: SMPL), headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a highly-focused food company with a product portfolio consisting primarily of nutrition bars, ready-to-drink shakes, snacks and confectionery products marketed under the Atkins®, SimplyProtein® and Atkins Endulge® brand names. Simply Good Foods is poised to expand its wellness platform through innovation and organic growth along with investment opportunities in the snacking space and broader food category. Simply Good Foods aims to lead the nutritious snacking movement with trusted brands that offer a variety of convenient, innovative, great-tasting, better-for-you snacks and meal replacements.

Our small legal team of professionals supports all areas of our business, including, product development, marketing, sales, supply chain, regulatory, human resources, finance, and information systems. We are searching for a talented lawyer with significant experience in commercial matters, preferably in the consumer products (food related) industry, to support including but not limited to, our operations, sales, marketing and other internal teams.

We are only considering local candidates at this time - relocation is not available for this role.

Essential Duties:

  • Review, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements for all internal functions, including operations/supply chain, sales, marketing, IT and finance departments.
  • Support continuous improvement of standard contract templates and legal processes.
  • Counsel internal functions regarding company policies, legal issues, and risk tolerance.
  • Become a trusted business partner, providing timely, thoughtful and helpful advice to requests from internal functions.
  • Counsel business on compliance issues and drive execution of corporate compliance and risk initiatives and programs.
  • Conduct training on legal, compliance and other policies.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of a broad range of corporate and business laws including commercial matters, privacy, marketing and consumer laws, intellectual property, etc

Skills:

  • Strong drafting, negotiating and writing skills, as well as the ability to problem solve in an efficient, business-friendly, creative manner.
  • An excellent work ethic, commitment to professionalism and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with all levels of co-workers and external partners.

Abilities:

  • Ability to think enterprise-wide and identify and analyze complex issues and devise creative solutions and strategies.
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and think proactively.
  • Ability to handle a high volume of work and work through projects independently; prioritize workload efficiently and effectively.
  • Willing to be hands on and willing to jump in and assist at all levels.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from four-year college in related fields required; JD from an accredited law school required.

 

Admission to the Colorado Bar required.

 

Experience: Minimum of 4 years of experience. In-house/corporate counsel experience preferred. Experience negotiating and drafting supply, manufacturing, vendor, co-development, SaaS, and other agreements. Significant experience in commercial matters; in the consumer products (food related) industry, preferred.

 

ANI provides equal employment opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability or veteran status.

 

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