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Senior Legal Assistant (Corporate)


Background & Purpose of the Job

Position reports to the Associate General Counsel Corporate and Transactions. First point-of-contact for the review and administration of standard and nonstandard contracts, and full responsibility for the handling of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and a variety of other contracts. Screening and triage of incoming matters. Direct support of the Associate General Counsel on confidential transactional matters, including M&A and real estate. Has independent responsibility for all corporate secretarial aspects of entities incorporated in the US.

Who You Are & What You ll Do

Processing of in-coming contract requests. Independent analysis of NDAs and other agreements, communicating with clients and attorneys concerning potential risks and issues spotted, and drafting and negotiating terms. Screening and analyzing matters coming into the Associate General Counsel, interpreting requests, keeping the AGC informed of matters requiring personal handling, and directing other matters to appropriate parties for handling. Legal research of issues in anticipation of needs. Managing administration of all corporate legal entities incorporated in the US. Keeping minute books and drafting resolutions for capital contributions, dissolutions, officers and directors, etc. Management of online repository for entity data control. Researching corporate histories as needs arise. Coordination of legalization of documents in foreign consulates. Use of technology to facilitate sharing of information and efficiency of handling responsibilities. Facilitating transactions ranging from thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars.

You re a strategy guru\\: Conduct work in changing environments, see through complexity

You re a change maker\\: Ability to drive change and innovation by gathering knowledge and resources

You re a culture & change champion\\: Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders

You re a paradox navigator\\: The ability to navigate the many embedded operational tensions

What You ll Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor degree is required; and a professional certification as a paralegal is preferred
  • Minimum six years previous work experience in a related field (e.g. Contract Administrator or Corporate Paralegal)
  • Prior experience with the creation, merger and dissolution of legal entities, or drafting corporate resolutions, and managing minute books is required
  • Previous work experience within an in-house corporate law or legal department is preferred; real estate experience a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office 365 (Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook, SharePoint etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential
  • Ability to work autonomously with initiative, and work well in a collaborative and team environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong multi-tasking skills with a comfort in maintaining multiple, often conflicting, priorities, and deadlines
  • Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise independent judgment consistent

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

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.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law.

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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