Scope of Position:|
The Associate General Counsel position reports directly to the Company's General Counsel. This position provides legal support to the North American subsidiaries of Scandinavian Tobacco Group, including:
General Cigar Co. Inc., the largest distributor and manufacturer of handmade cigars in the United States
Scandinavian Tobacco Group Lane Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of little cigars, roll-your-own, and pipe tobacco, located in Tucker, GA
Cigars International, Inc., an online and catalog cigar retailer, located in Bethlehem, PA
The successful candidate will be one of two Associates and will work at the General Cigar Co., Inc. headquarters in Glen Allen, Virginia, in cooperation with the Group's legal department in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, plus current license to practice law in Virginia or eligibility for waiver into Virginia
3+ years of experience working as an attorney in a law firm or in-house legal department
Legal experience should be focused on corporate law and will ideally include employment law, litigation, transactional, and regulatory experience
An ability to work in a corporate environment, work across functions, and provide practical, thoughtful solutions
Must be self-motivated, self-disciplined, and results-oriented with an ability to manage priorities and workflow
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, and be able to handle both small and large matters with equal effectiveness and enthusiasm
Individual should have excellent writing and analytical skills and be proficient in drafting contracts
Individual should be able to interpret and communicate (orally and in writing) the substance of legal matters to individuals at all levels of the organization, including those without a legal background
Ability to handle a wide and diverse spectrum of responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Working with the management of the Group's domestic and foreign operations
Advising human resources staff
State and federal tax matters
Intellectual property matters
General day-to-day legal activities related to contracts and marketing issues
Occasional domestic and international travel may be required
General Cigar Company Inc., offers highly competitive salaries and a flexible benefits program, including:
401(k) with generous Company match
11 paid holidays
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
About Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) was established as a new company in 2010 following a merger between the tobacco activities of Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S (formerly Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni) and parts of Swedish Match AB's cigar and pipe tobacco business. STG is the world's largest manufacturer of cigars and second largest in handmade cigars. The Company is also a world leader in pipe tobacco and holds a strong position within fine-cut tobacco in Scandinavia and the US.
The Group is headquartered in Søborg, Denmark, and has 9,500 employees worldwide. STG's products are sold in more than 100 countries, with production facilities in eight countries and sales companies in 16 countries.
STG's leading cigar brands in the US include Macanudo, CAO, Punch, Partagas, and Cohiba. Its leading pipe tobacco brands in the US include Borkum Riff, Half & Half, and Captain Black.