In more than 85% of America households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of 4,400 employees. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 10 of the 12 major categories in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® and Vlasic® Farmer's Garden® shelf-stable pickles, Wish-Bone® and Western® salad dressings, Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups, Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Duncan Hines®, Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fruit fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages brands such as Birds Eye®, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and Freshlike® frozen vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged frozen meals, Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® frozen prepared seafood, Hungry-Man® frozen dinners and entrées, Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts, Lender's® frozen and refrigerated bagels, and Celeste® frozen pizza. Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® kettle style potato chips, Erin's® popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® snacks in addition to our food service and private label businesses.
SCOPE OF POSITION:
The Corporate Counsel will serve as legal counsel regarding the company’s securities law reporting and compliance, as well as on general corporate and governance matters for Pinnacle Foods.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Additional Duties May Be Assigned):
Draft, review and provide legal advice regarding SEC filings, including 10-K, 10-Q, 8-Ks, Forms 3, 4 and 5, Rule 144, proxy filings and others required as business needs dictate
Ensure compliance with the rules of the SEC and NYSE
Section 16 compliance, record keeping and reporting, including monthly transaction statements, SEC filings and no-trading period monitoring and notifications
Coordinate, together with Internal Audit VP, compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, including required CEO and CFO certifications, and due diligence and disclosure committee meetings relating thereto
Provide advice and training regarding Regulation FD and provide legal counsel with respect to stockholder communications, investor and analyst presentations and meetings
Assist with preparation of agendas and minutes of Board meetings and Board Committee meetings and the drafting of resolutions.
Coordinate and confirm Committee compliance with Charter requirements
Work with corporate paralegal, preparing and maintaining official corporate records, notice and actions as required by federal, state and local jurisdictions and by other regulatory authorities
Maintain stockholder lists and relations with registrar and transfer agent
Provide legal support on matters related to Compensation and Benefits plans
Provide legal counsel with respect to acquisition and divestiture transactions
Review and provide legal counsel regarding press releases and other public disclosures
Provide legal support and advice regarding the full breadth of general corporate matters
Detail oriented, organized, reliable, resourceful with a relentless focus on outcomes
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work effectively and creatively in a resource lean environment
Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize under pressure
Excellent consultative skills and the ability to work cross-functionally and with all levels of the organization
Comfortable interfacing with senior leadership and Board of Directors
Track record of building relationships with other functional partners (Finance, Accounting, HR)
Knowledgeable of relevant SEC regulations and public company governance matters
Ability to make informed objective decisions and exercise legal and business judgment
7+ years of experience as an Attorney dealing with corporate and securities matters; prior in-house experience a plus
Must have JD degree and be in current good standing with a US State Bar (NJ license preferred)
Pinnacle Foods is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Monster - 11 months ago
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