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Legal Counsel

Shelton, CT

For over 75 years, BIC has been creating ingeniously simple and joyful products that are a part of every heart and home.


As a member of our team, you'll be a part of reigniting a beloved brand as we continue to reimagine everyday essentials in new, sustainable and responsible ways.


Our "roll up your sleeves and get the job done" approach to work creates an environment where self-starters, problem solvers and innovative thinkers thrive. BIC team members are empowered to take ownership of their careers and bring their unique perspectives to the table to make a meaningful impact on our mission.


It's a colorful world - make your mark by joining the BIC team today.


The Legal Counsel position delivers timely, independent, and practical advice and counsel to BIC’s Global Procurement Team in connection with matters relating to North America. The position drafts and negotiates a broad range of contracts in support of vendor, supplier, customer, and strategic relationships.

As importantly, the position provides input on business strategy, evaluates legal risks, and advises the company to protect against liabilities, while helping drive the business forward in its strategic partnerships and contractual relationships. The position also advises in connection with the standardization of contract forms and developing contracting processes, including training business team members to equip them to negotiate and execute standard contracts while ensuring consistent, balanced, and approved contract terms.  


What You’ll Do:  

  • Draft, review, and negotiate various types of commercial agreements supporting the North America Procurement team including vendor agreements, service agreements, NDA’s, IT-related agreements, transportation agreements, consulting agreements, leases, and other complex commercial agreements.
  • Interact regularly with the Procurement team demonstrating creativity and innovative problem-solving in providing advice and counsel, including in connection with the interpretation and analysis of existing agreements.
  • Counsel on various supply chain matters such as regulatory compliance, logistics, transportation, supply/distribution, and customs. 
  • Identify and collaborate with subject matter experts from other teams, such as compliance and litigation, to proactively identify opportunities for process improvements, efficiencies, and enhancements to contract templates based on changes in legal requirements or business strategies.
  • Manage detail-oriented and time sensitive projects related to commercial contracts where accuracy, meeting deadlines, and quality are critical. 
  • Proactively and effectively identify opportunities to streamline the contracting and negotiating process.
  • Remain updated and aware of business objectives to ensure such objectives are met in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.


What We’re Looking For In You:

  • JD degree and member of state bar in good standing
  • A minimum of 5 years of transactional experience in a corporate legal department or law firm
  • Strong contract review, drafting and negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to clearly translate legal terms to effectively communicate the legal issues that affect business opportunities
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to engender trust and confidence with colleagues at various levels of the company
  • Ability to take on significant responsibilities and work well under pressure and on multiple projects


BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


BIC is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any team member at BIC via email, or directly to a BIC team member in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of BIC, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BIC as a result of the referral or through other means

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