Senior Counsel, Derivatives and Commodity Markets

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Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill’s global team of 155,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact
The Senior Counsel, Derivatives and Commodity Markets will independently manage the commercial legal affairs for assigned areas of businesses or functions and develop strategic legal solutions for complex business issues by partnering with business leaders. In this role, you will provide legal advice and recommend action to executives and management on critical company issues.

Key Accountabilities
Research, analyze and interpret proposed and existing laws, statutes and regulations.
Identify, evaluate and address complex and strategic issues of legal, regulatory and commercial risk.
Independently structure, draft, negotiate and approve legal agreements, written communications, policies and other documents related to a variety of strategic trade, commercial, financial and operational matters.
Gather relevant facts and information from multiple sources using probing questions and methods and apply the results to legal research and analysis to drive positive outcomes.
Provide strategic commercial solutions and advice to business and function leaders.
Engagement, oversight and cost management of outside counsel.
Provide expert consultative guidance for initiating strategic long-range goals and objectives. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
Juris doctor and licensed to practice law in current jurisdiction with an ability and willingness to be licensed in Minnesota.
Expertise in the area of Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) / National Futures Association (NFA) and commodity trading exchanges.
Exceptional communication, advocacy, writing and drafting skills.
Consistent and confirmed ability to drive commercial outcomes using a creative, resilient and agile approach.
Ability to build deep trusting and collaborative relationships and proactively address conflict.
Minimum of eight years of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Proven commitment to community service, including pro bono work.
Experience leading business and legal teams.

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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