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Social Media Attorney Position with Nestle

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Social Media Attorney Position with Nestle

Currently seeking a Marketing and Social Media Counsel to be located in our Stamford, CT headquarters and will report to the EVP and General Counsel. This position will be responsible for supporting the Legal Department in areas including marketing, innovation, and digital and social media issues, and other general legal support as needed. 

Key responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Practically devise and implement effective and pragmatic strategies to manage legal matters related to marketing initiatives for various beverage brands in North America.

  • Provide legal services to NWNA portfolio of brands and their field marketing teams.

  • Drafting, negotiation, and execution of contracts (sponsorship, creative and marketing agency service, joint-promotion, endorsement, music licensing, experiential marketing contracts, web hosting and development) and settlements.

  • Draft and negotiate amendments to distributor agreements regarding territory and direct to retail delivery.

  • Draft website policies (terms and conditions, privacy policies, and terms of use).

  • Review of national and regional promotional programs, contests and sweepstakes.

  • Work with the marketing teams to establish best practices for charitable co-ventures and other charitable donation programs.

  • Review of all social media (twitter, facebook, youtube) activity and policies.

  • Ensure compliance with government and corporate policies and guidelines.

  • Collaborate with marketing, operations, R&D and scientific/regulatory teams in product development and reformulation.

  • Optimize outside counsel services on an as needed basis.

  • Other services as requested by NWNA lawyers.

Key qualifications for this position include:

  • BA/BS Degree or equivalent 

  • JD degree required 

  • 5-7 years of related experience with direct employment law experience; in-house employment experience preferred 

  • CT or NY State Bar Membership (or equivalent, CT house counsel designation) 

  • Experience with social media regulatory and compliance issues including, but not limited to, CAN-SPAM, and NLRB issues

  • Exceptional understanding of negotiation, compliance and regulatory laws. 

  • Requires exceptional analytical and problem solving skills, and understanding of legal documents. 

  • Must be able to work independently and be self-directed 

  • Must also be able to work in team environment to reach goals and objectives. The NWNA Legal Group is a small legal department that relies on team work and a cooperative and positive attitude to succeed.  The successful candidate should be flexible and open to change as NWNA is part of Nestlé, S.A., the world’s largest international food company

  • Key Competencies:

    • Nestle Leadership Framework Four;

    • Proactive Cooperation – work collaboratively with others, demonstrating commitment to achieve group objectives, understanding needs and goals of others and adapting own views and behavior when appropriate. 

    • Initiative – act in proactive way by taking action and not simply thinking about the future; anticipate future opportunities or problems and act upon them well in advance.

    • Results Focus – meet or exceed ambitious performance objectives and quality standards, deliver business results and continually find sustainable improvements to methods and processes. 

    • Practice what you preach – act consistent with and embody Nestle Principles and Values, including “walking the talk”.

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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