Major Responsibilities
Draft, review and negotiate contracts with customers, suppliers, consultants and other vendors.
Develop and provide formal client training in substantive areas of contract law, the contract negotiation process, and Essendants contract approval policy
Maintain and update Essendants template agreements to address legal and business changes.
Under general supervision, carry out broad and complex assignments involving coordination with multiple functional areas within the company.
Research and analyze various legal issues and render opinions on optimal courses of action.
Provide general legal support and guidance to Sales team
Understand and demonstrate Essendants Core Values & Guiding Actions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills/Knowledge Required
Significant experience drafting and negotiating contracts. Note that strong transactional background (M or real estate) could suffice.
Significant experience in leading transactions and/or cross-functional projects
Strong track record in process improvement
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Education and Experience
J.D. from an accredited law school
Admitted to Illinois bar
A minimum of four (4) years prior legal experienceTracking

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