One third of the world’s food goes to waste. Which means all the water, energy, and greenhouse gases used to produce that food is wasted with it. This is a problem with a $990 billion price tag for the food industry and an even bigger one for the planet. But we believe the solution is simple.
What if we could eliminate waste by better balancing the supply and demand of food?
Zume uses predictive analytics and real-time food consumption data to predict customer demand, match it with production, and enable food companies to make smarter decisions across the food supply chain.
By connecting all the pieces of the food supply chain, we enable our partners to make better decisions for their business, their customers, and the planet we all call home.
We’re tackling some of the world’s biggest problems, and we need your help to solve them. If you want to take on something different in your career, we’d love to meet you.
The Corporate Counsel supports commercial contracts, corporate governance and training, entity maintenance, and other corporate transactional matters. The Corporate Counsel will provide legal support to the Corporate Development team, Corporate Finance and stakeholders across Zume’s business divisions in a variety of industries, including packaging, manufacturing, and our international initiatives. The Corporate Counsel will report directly to Zume’s legal headquarters in the United States.
What You’ll Do
You will provide front-line legal support to Zume’s India business unit, including senior leaders of the business
You will support Zume’s India business unit by providing strategic counseling, supporting transactions, managing pre-litigation disputes, and implementing enterprise risk management programs
You will support all commercial transactions for the India business unit, including drafting and negotiating agreements with suppliers and in support of sales initiatives
You will be the Legal department’s presence in India. You will be required to exercise judgment by escalating issues as necessary and seeking help from subject matter experts within the broader Legal team.
You will assist with corporate governance matters and entity maintenance including advising on international legal entities and formation of new international entities
You will advance Zume’s Code of Conduct and Business & Ethics Compliance programs
You will prepare training materials and conduct training for the Company
You will provide thought leadership to the Legal team with regard to forms, training, and workflow support procedures
Who You Are
You are self-directed, have excellent judgment and work independently with minimal supervision
You are an excellent communicator with wide ranging and mission-oriented stakeholders
You work effectively in cross-functional teams and are open-minded, inclusive, and flexible
You develop practical options to respond to and resolve risks, in a way that displays legal knowledge, common sense, and sound judgment
You view relationships with your clients and other stakeholders as key to your success and build and maintain trusted relationships with those individuals and their teams
You have excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
You are eager to learn new subject and apply knowledge to create/improve/simplify processes
You are capable of working effectively with a team and also delivering results independently
You have superior writing and oral communication skills
You have legal experience working with manufacturers or companies that operate in the food supply chain
You have prior experience working with a multi-national company
You are self-motivated, independent, and resourceful
You possess exceptional organizational skills, the ability to deliver to deadlines, and the acumen to manage competing priorities with minimal supervision
You thrive in ambiguous circumstances
You are smart, hard-working, data-driven and detail-oriented
You are willing to maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate the working days for your clients and colleagues located in the United States
You have 5+ years of corporate and commercial transactional legal experience
Experience at a top law firm, experience working in manufacturing a plus
Broad, overview experience in corporate law, contract drafting and intellectual property law, including patent law, licensing of IP rights and IP due diligence
Experience working on matters of corporate governance and anti-bribery (e.g., U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, etc.)
Experience working collaboratively with other attorneys and supervising support staff; experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources
Admitted to the bar and in good standing
Fluent in English, including the ability to draft legal agreements in English.
L.LB in law
Enrollment with the Bar Council of India
Zume provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.