Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.
Job Purpose and Impact
The Sustainability Lawyer will manage legal affairs for Cargill’s global businesses, developing strategic legal solutions to support Cargill’s sustainability programs in areas such as Human Rights, Climate, Water and Forests, and work done by the Cargill Foundation. In this role, you will provide legal advice and recommend action to executives and management on critical company issues. Key Accountabilities
With minimal oversight, research, analyze and interpret proposed and existing laws, statutes and regulations related to sustainability.
Identify, evaluate and address issues of legal risk in the areas of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) and draft global supply chain disclosures.
Independently structure, draft, negotiate and approve legal contracts, letters of agreement, policies and other documents related to a variety of trade, commercial, financial and operational matters.
Under direction, research legal principles and precedents, consult with outside counsel, draft and execute legal documents and gather relevant case related information using multiple sources and methods.
Other duties as assigned
Provide expert thought leadership in supply chain risks and improvement opportunities with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.
Provide expert consultative guidance for initiating strategic long-range goals and objectives.
Respond to supplier, NGO, governmental and other inquiries. Qualifications
Juris doctor (or equivalent law degree outside the U.S.) and licensure / ability to practice law in relevant jurisdiction(s)
Exceptional communication, advocacy, writing and drafting skills
Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
Minimum of six years of related work experience
Other minimum qualifications may apply
Proven commitment to community service and demonstrated experience in sustainability practice areas, including pro bono work
Experience leading business and legal teams
Experience in global policy development (e.g., Supplier Code of Conduct and Human Rights Commitment)
Experience in managing litigation and regulatory inquiries, including U.S. Customs
A demonstrated record of monitoring and engaging on global legislative issues
The ability to counsel on green and sustainability marketing claims and methods of substantiation