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Associate General Counsel, M&A and Corporate Strategy

Company: Ingredion
Location: Westchester
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

About the Associate General Counsel, M&A and Corporate Strategy:We are looking for a talented attorney and leader to join our diverse and dynamic Global Legal, Business Integrity, and Government Affairs (GLBG) team, as the lead lawyer for M&A and Corporate Strategy, working closely with the Chief Legal Officer, the VP, Mergers and Acquisitions, and the Head of Corporate Strategy, as well as with leaders and members of the GLBG, finance, corporate and business M&A, and others.The GLBG is one global team, that works together to create value for the Company by driving outcomes that advance the Company's strategy and protect our people, places, and things.
We are building a modern department, with an operating model that leverages technology and supports purposeful collaboration, and prioritizes the engagement, growth and development of our people, to ensure we have the best people, doing the best work.
The Associate General Counsel, M&A and Strategy will serve on the GLBG Leadership Team and contribute to the oversight and management of the global team.This high-visibility role requires someone who is looking for both personal and professional growth and can partner effectively with internal stakeholders at all levels to solve problems and use their stellar judgment.
Most importantly, the ideal candidate is an organized and innovative thinker who is excited to work on a broad range of matters and drive significant and strategic business initiatives, and is willing to expand into other substantive areas to support business needs.
This role will report to the Company's Chief Legal Officer, while working closely with other members of the GLBG within our matrixed operating model, and successfully with cross-functional business partners.Key responsibilities of the Associate General Counsel, M&A and Strategy include:Working closely with the VP of Mergers and Acquisitions, drive strategic execution of global business strategy by leading global mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate venturing, divestitures and other complex projects, including guiding multidisciplinary teams through negotiation, due diligence, and post-closing integration to create long-term shareholder value for the CompanyManage all stages of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, key investments, and other strategic business opportunities at a corporate level, coordinating with and supporting such activity at a regional levelLead performing due diligence, drafting and negotiating term sheets and definitive transaction documents, manage closing transactions, and support post-closing integrationProvide practical commercial and legal advice to facilitate, improve, and strengthen operational decision-making through integration of legal analysis as part of the overall business development process and strategic planning and projectsWork with cross-functional partners (Finance, Tax, HR, Regulatory) and business leadership to identify issues, develop solutions, structure transactions and close acquisitions and investmentsSupport preparation of deal-related materials for the Corporate M&A Steering Committee, and Board and Board Committees, and participate in such meetings as may be necessaryDevelop and lead a global legal center of excellence to identify, externally benchmark, improve, and drive adoption of best practices to build GLBG member competencies in this area; to support execution of projects; and to build and maintain global network of relevant external resources including external counselWorking with GLBG colleagues, manage integration and expansion into international markets, including identifying and addressing country specific risks related to foreign ownership and control, corporate governance, SOX compliance, entity management, tax, and human resourcesWorking with the Head of Corporate Strategy, supporting various strategic initiatives and strategic planningManage complex and sensitive projects end-to-end working with and through cross-functional teamsEffectively manage external counsel and the associated budget in all matters.Assist on other matters related to governance, SEC compliance, tax, and treasury, as may be neededQualified candidates will have/be:JD degree and at least one state bar admission in good standing. A minimum of 15 years of work experience in general corporate matters at a law firm or in-house at a public, U.S. multinational, including a demonstrable history of leading mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, and public company securities work.Deep, subject matter expertise in the area of international mergers and acquisitions, and strong working knowledge of corporate finance in both the capital and credit markets, securities laws, and corporate governance.Experience with acquisition antitrust approval process.A strategic thinker capable of directly influencing the development and execution of global business strategy, as well as setting and executing legal strategy in alignment with business objectives in any given transaction. Strong negotiation skills and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively both internally and externally to build consensus and drive strategic execution of projects.Ability to see the big picture while executing on the details.Excellent organizational and planning skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.Demonstrable business and financial acumen and evident learning mindset.Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and ability to communicate effectively in multi-cultural/international settings.Proven leadership ability within legal teams or function and across an enterprise.
Ability to lead successfully in a matrixed organization, as well as to delegate to and support and develop others, including legal peers, and cross-functional business partners.Good judgment and high integrity, with demonstrated appreciation of general business values and ethics.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, military status, or disability status. Relocation Available: No

Keywords: Ingredion, Chicago , Associate General Counsel, M&A and Corporate Strategy, Accounting, Auditing , Westchester, Illinois

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