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Sr. Legal Counsel Americas

Company: Trivium Packaging
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:


Trivium Packaging is a global leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide and employs close to 8,000 people and has annual revenue of approximately $2.7 billion. Trivium serves a diverse range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, household care and premium beverages.


Legal Counsel Americas


Location: Flexible, preferably in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Youngstown - close to an airport

Territory: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, US


As member of the global Legal & Compliance team, the Sr. Legal Counsel Americas will execute the global TLC strategy and ensure the prompt delivery of accurate legal advice in the fields of contract, general commercial/procurement, corporate and employment law, litigation and compliance in countries of responsibility and company secretarial work for the legal entities in the Americas. 

Key responsibilities

  • Provide general legal advice on the drafting, review, and negotiation of the major (customer, sales, distribution and supply, finance, services, consultancy,…) contracts in the Americas;
  • Being the main point of contact for legal matters in relevant countries;
  • Provide general legal advice on employment law (including D&I);
  • Provide general legal advice on corporate and commercial law as well as claims and litigation;
  • Provide general support to compliance counsel with implementation of group Policies,  compliance trainings and local compliance investigations in the Americas;
  • Be the company secretary to the legal entities in Argentina, Brazil, Canada and the US, and ensure their overall compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements; and
  • Coordination of and general legal advice in support of corporate projects in the region, including M&A projects, financial transactions and reorganizations.


Assessment standards TLC

  • People: Is a trustworthy team-player that drives the transformation and embodies the Trivium values and culture;
  • Strategy: Is dedicated to deliver the strategy to deliver efficient and effective legal advice, supporting the business, functions and transformation of Trivium; 
  • Financial results: Is focused on continuous control of TLC internal and external spend; 
  • Safety: Acts as role model; 
  • Production: Contributes to smooth production processes through fit for purpose contracts and legal & compliance support to production locations;
  • Customers: Internal customers satisfied with quality and time for the rendered legal advice;
  • Quality: Contributes to a do-it-right-first-time quality culture, and for continuous improvement of the quality of the legal advice rendered by TLC; and
  • Sustainability: Is an internal champion for sustainability, contributing to the broader sustainability agenda.


Nature and size of the job area

  • The job requires an experienced generalist, with proven track record in drafting major international agreements. He/she is able to provide legal and compliance advice in various jurisdictions on a broad area of different fields of law. 

The position in its organizational context

  • The position reports to the Chief Legal Officer (who reports to the CEO).


Business contacts

  • Management including President Americas, Finance Director, HR and operational teams in Americas;
  • Members of the treasury and tax departments;
  • External lawyers in relevant jurisdictions;
  • Representatives of clients and suppliers, and their in-house lawyers and external advisers. 


Flexibility and decision making
The level of autonomy in this role is high. (S)he provides legal services to the businesses and functions while building a strong relationship with leaders and developing and maintaining a high quality of services. Contributes to and executes the TLC strategy and standards and educates and trains business colleagues on various legal and compliance matters in the Americas. (She) needs to inform the Chief Legal Officer and other senior leaders at an early stage of any material legal matter that could affect the business operations, the financial performance or the reputation of Trivium. (S)he must always comply with Trivium’s policies and procedures on delegation of authority. 


Knowledge / Skills / Experience / Competencies

Education/ Training    

  • American qualified lawyer
  • International / business law degree



  • 5 to 8 years of relevant work experience at a major law firm or a multi-national corporation



  • Excellent general legal knowledge with significant substantive knowledge of commercial and corporate laws in relevant jurisdictions; 
  • Capacity to adapt quickly to new fields of law/jurisdictions; 
  • Solid command of competition laws and regulations;
  • Ability to identify legal and compliance risks, to define strategies and mitigating actions, to plan and to execute actions;
  • Proven experience interacting with and leading business and legal professionals;
  • Project management skills;
  • Is used to working independently and in teams; gives guidance to colleagues;
  • Excellent English language skills, spoken and written;
  • Advanced in drafting and strategic writing;
  • Strong intercultural competences; and 
  • Top-level analytical, counseling, negotiating, communication and interpersonal skills, with sound legal and ethical judgment.


Special skills/competencies    

  • Spanish or Portuguese speaker appreciated


At Trivium, people are the driving force in all our successes by bringing expertise and talent to help us stand out, achieving excellence through their commitment and drive and maintaining a focus on continuous improvement in everything they do. Together, our goal is to be the number one choice for customers seeking sustainable metal packaging solutions.

Trivium Packaging is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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