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Commercial Contracts Attorney

Company: Pactiv Evergreen Inc
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at
Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. - Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. - For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please -call (847) 482-4320 or email
-All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws.
This position is for Pactiv Evergreen Inc.
Job Duties:

  • Serve as the chief legal advisor to at least one business unit of the company (Foodservice, Food Merchandising or Beverage Merchandising) and at least one business function of the company (Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, New Product Development, Procurement, Supply Chain or Sustainability).
  • As the chief legal advisor of a business unit or function, a Deputy General Counsel will among other duties:
  • Provide day-to-day legal advice and support to the officer-in-charge and staff of the business unit or function, including in connection with the development, implementation, training and compliance of its systems, policies and procedures.
  • Draft and negotiate strategic agreements within the areas of responsibility of the business unit or function and its customers, suppliers and other external parties.
  • Investigate and resolve legal disputes within the areas of responsibility of the business unit or function and its customers, suppliers and other external parties.
  • Retain and supervise outside counsel and other legal consultants in providing legal advice and support for the business unit or function in an area of legal expertise not available within the company legal function.
  • Assist CLO in recruiting, training, supervising, mentoring and developing one or more attorneys, paralegals and other support staff in the company's legal function. This position will manage one or more attorneys, paralegals and other support staff.
  • Serve as an assistant secretary of the company and assist CLO as necessary with corporate governance responsibilities.
  • Perform or assist on special projects as directed by the CLO (e.g., mergers, acquisitions or dispositions of business unit or assets; banking and finance; intercompany restructurings; etc.).

    Education and Licenses:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from accredited four-year college or university.
    • Juris Doctor degree or equivalent from accredited law school.
    • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in the State of Illinois.


      • At least 15 years of experience as a licensed attorney.
      • Relevant areas of experience include antitrust and trade regulation, banking and finance, compliance, contracts drafting and negotiation, commercial transactions, corporate governance, environmental, export controls, intellectual property, international transactions (particularly Canada, Mexico and countries in Asia and Europe), labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and securities.
      • Prior legal team management experience combined with a proven track record of developing, coaching and mentoring direct reports.
      • Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Proficient in MS Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, and Power Point).
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to communicate and influence at all levels within the organization.
      • Self-directed with the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment with multiple accountabilities and multiple internal business partners.
      • Strong analytical skills as well as organizational skills.
      • Skills in handling conflict resolution situations.
      • Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex and difficult issues.
      • Ability to be discreet with confidential information and sensitive issues.
      • Ability to work a flexible schedule during key business deadlines.
      • Must be team oriented with the ability to work on high collaboration and performance teams.
      • Fluency in Spanish is desirable but not required for this position.


        • Compelling Communication - Effective written and verbal communicator that clearly and succinctly conveys information across all levels.
        • Critical Decision Maker - Clear, critical thinker that engages in thoughtful, data-driven decisions and has the ability to summarize and draw appropriate conclusions from complex data.
        • Stakeholder Focused - Understands and consistently meets or exceeds the needs and expectations of internal and external stakeholders.
        • Integrity & Trust - Demonstrates honest, respectful and trustworthy behaviors when engaging with stakeholders and achieves stated work obligations.
        • Innovative Thinking - A forward thinker who offers new, creative and often unconventional thoughts, opinions and methods for solution generation and problem solving.
        • Leadership Courage - Exudes confidence and is a driven, assertive and decisive individual that manages conflict towards mutual solutions but also maintains composure during difficult situations and channels emotions effectively.
        • People Leadership - Ability to develop employees through coaching and feedback and holds team members accountable through modeling appropriate behavior
        • Results Driven - Ability to focus on organizational growth, financial performance and achieving results.
        • Strategic Orientation - Ability to balance short-term goals with long-term organizational and functional strategic priorities.
        • Teamwork & Collaboration - Builds a positive and collaborative working relationship with colleagues within the company legal function and internal stakeholders in other business units and functions and fosters an environment of open and transparent communication across the organization

          To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
          Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
          Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
          Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
          The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee in a typical office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
          The work environment will be the company headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois. The employee will be required to travel on an "as needed" basis (usually one to two business trips of two or three days per calendar quarter; more extensive travel may be required at times for special projects). The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
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