Associate General Counsel

Position Type
Full-time
# of Openings
1
Category
Legal
Shift
1st
Location : Name
Corporate Office
Location : City
Idaho Falls

Company Profile

“Enhancing the Lives of Those We Touch by Helping People Reach Their Goals”

For over 32 years, Melaleuca has taken this mission statement to heart. It is our guiding principle. Everything we accomplish is done with an eye toward promoting the physical, environmental, financial, and personal wellness of those around us. We are a dynamic, high-growth U.S. based CPG company that manufactures and sells effective, high-quality, natural, health-oriented products. We help people live more vibrant, healthier, and happier lives. When you walk through the doors at Melaleuca, you can feel it immediately. This is The Wellness Company. 

 

We have an established history of consistent and profitable growth, with our annual revenues in excess of $2 billion USD. We now have over 4,200 employees worldwide and offices in 12 countries. Melaleuca is positioned to grow even more rapidly in upcoming years. To keep up with this growth we are looking for an outstanding Associate General Counsel to join our team in Idaho Falls.

Overview

The Associate General Counsel will handle a broad range of responsibilities relevant to our business around the world, including legal support for our commercial activities, corporate structure, general contract negotiations and regulatory compliance. The work encompasses structuring transactions, contract enforcement, regulatory and litigation matters and requires solid drafting and confident negotiation skills. This position will work closely with C-Suite, finance and operations personnel at senior levels within the company and subsidiary companies. The Melaleuca environment is fast paced requiring the ability to adapt quickly and perform at a high level. Accordingly, Associate General Counsel must manage multiple projects across several departments and take the initiative to prioritize and complete projects and independently seek guidance from the General Counsel.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

 

  • Work closely with department heads and other team members to structure deals that strike the right balance between achieving business opportunities and mitigating risks. Draft and negotiate contracts to memorialize these deals.

     

  • Provide advice and assistance to other company departments regarding interpretation of contracts, proposed transactions, risk analysis and policies, etc.

     

  • Develop legal strategies, and direct and supervise outside counsel on a variety of assigned projects

     

  • Work on special projects including developing and updating company policies and process improvements in the US and foreign markets

     

  • Ability to work and interact with corporate management and others at all levels.

     

  • Support non-litigation projects such as drafting company policies and serving as Legal Department’s designee on various committees.

Qualifications

Desired Skills and Experience

Qualifications:

  • JD; Member of at least one state bar and ability to gain admission to Idaho Bar

     

  • Two-Five years combined experience, with a law firm (Am Law 200 preferred), or in-house legal department (Fortune 500 preferred), as well as corporate law and commercial transactions

     

  • Prior experience managing legal professionals and outside counsel and experts

     

  • Summarizes information and analysis effectively and concisely in verbal and written form

     

  • Ability to independently manage case load and other projects

     

  • Comfortably leads internal group meetings with peers and department heads

     

  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

     

  • Must be able to relocate to Idaho Falls, ID (Relocation Assistance may be available).

     

 

Just as important as your experience and skills will be the following characteristics and competencies:

  • A collaborative approach and willingness to engage in an environment of active idea sharing.

     

  • Sharp organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

     

  • The ability to produce consistent quality under deadline pressure while paying careful attention to detail.

     

  • Self-motivation and a strong sense of ownership and accountability.

     

  • Ability to handle confidential information

     

 

 

Preferred Qualifications & Background

  • In-depth experience with the job responsibilities outlined above.

     

  • Experience with a multinational corporation, major law firm or government agency

     

  • Graduate of highly respected law school

     

  • law review

     

  • top 10% of class

     

  • Judicial Clerkship

 

 

Why Melaleuca

Melaleuca is one of the leading Health and Wellness companies in the world with over 4,200 employees and revenues in excess of $2B. We manufacture and distribute nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, facial care, home hygiene, and other wellness products and distribute them directly to the consumer through a full-service catalog and Internet shopping system. We carefully craft products used every day with the highest standards of safety, health, and wellness in mind. This revolutionary system is changing the way hundreds of thousands of people shop by eliminating middlemen and reducing marketing and distribution costs. This enables the company to spend more on research and high-quality, ecologically-sensible ingredients, while maintaining reasonable prices. Melaleuca offers:
  • Great  culture —the legal team is fun and passionate about supporting our growing global business. Flexibility is a must in this position; you'll become a part of a fast-paced team dedicated to a feel-good lifestyle brand dedicated to changing lives. Like the rest of Melaleuca, we are proud to be part of a values-driven organization that treats employees with respect. Our employees and their families enjoy company parties and countless discounts around the community. We implement a very real open-door policy, and all employees are on a first name basis—it feels more like a family than a multi-national corporation.
  • Safe, uncrowded, affordable — nestled in the heart of beautiful Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls is a prosperous and vibrant community, as well as the gateway to recreational paradise. This unique setting provides numerous opportunities for total wellness -- social, physical, financial, and emotional. If you love outdoor activities, this is the place for you, with the Snake River running right through town, the Rocky Mountains dominating the horizon, and Yellowstone less than a 2-hour drive away.
  • Excellent compensation —in addition to a competitive wage and bonus incentive program, we offer comprehensive benefits for our full-time employees that include all you would expect plus some remarkable surprises, such as a longevity bonus. Right here on-site, we provide childcare, a fitness center, free concierge service, and an employee restaurant.

 

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