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Legal Manager

Raleigh, NC

The purpose of this position is to support the JT International U.S.A., Inc. (JTI US) Legal Director to ensure that the JTI US legal team and the global Legal & Regulatory Affairs (LRA) team fully contribute to the achievement of JTI's business objectives. Support all business functions by providing high-quality legal advice regarding the US market to find the most efficient way to implement JTI's strategies in the US and the Americas region and achieve balanced business growth.

What you will do

  • Bring value and speed to commercial decision-making with sophisticated legal advice and strategic recommendations on all areas of the business. Work closely with JTI's legal teams in the Americas, Geneva HQ and LRA's Business Service Center to provide legal advice that helps JTI and the US market operate in a manner that delivers on its annual and strategic business goals. 
  • Provide advice on US law related to tobacco and vaping, including rules and regulations from state and federal agencies such as the FDA, FTC and TTB. Assist in handling the US market's compliance with applicable legislation and agreements such as the Tobacco Control Act, the PACT Act and the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement.
  • Proactively identify legal and reputational risks and collaborate with collaborators to develop and implement mitigation measures. Support LRA's Compliance team and provide US entities with advice on compliance issues, including competition law, sanctions, anti-bribery, anti-harassment, cybersecurity and data protection.
  • Lead, advise on and negotiate contracts, intercompany agreements and terms & conditions for JTI entities. Develop contract templates and samples, and maintain JTI's contract management tool. Draft and review contracts, policies, procedures and other legal documents.
  • Assist in running litigation, including discovery, motions, pleadings and strategy. Handle costs of external counsel within the framework of the annual budget.

Who We Are Looking For

dynamic, passionate, and result-oriented person, with:

  • Law degree and qualification to practice law. JD from a US accredited law school and admission to the North Carolina state bar preferred, but not required.
  • 5+ years of practice in a law firm or in-house.
  • Proficiency in English with excellent written and oral communication skills.


What We Offer 

In JTI USA, we are proud to be recognized as Top Employer and awarded the Global Equality Standards certificate as we continue our dedication to equal pay and equal opportunities. 


Our culture is what makes JTI USA a fun and exciting environment to work in. We value integrity, trust, empowerment, and freedom - freedom of choice, freedom of thought, freedom of expression, and freedom to be yourself. 


We ask for accountability, ownership, results, and collaboration. 


And we care for our people's well-being - In addition to the salary, you might want to enjoy the following: 

  • Annual Performance based Bonus
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan 
  • Personal Development 
  • Medical/ Dental & Vision Plan for employee & family members.
  • Life insurance
  • Matching 401(K)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Family Leave of 20 Weeks
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability 
  • Education/ Tuition Assistance
  • Flexible Dress Code
  • Hybrid Work Setup 
  • Snacks & Drinks
  • Office Parties 
  • Volunteering Activities 
  • Employee Assistance Program - counseling, for employees & family members. 


In addition to other perks & benefits (i.e. fitness/ wellbeing activities, employee discounts, service awards, recognition program, etc.) 

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