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CPM Holdings, Inc. Associate Corporate Counsel in Waterloo, Iowa

CPM Holdings, Inc. is a global process engineering and equipment company with one mission to sustainably feed, fuel and build a better world. CPM serves a wide range of industries with solutions that help improve everyday life for people across the globe. Comprised of a growing family of trusted equipment and technology brands, CPM is committed to product, geographic and acquisitive growth. CPM is built on more than 140 years of experience and today has 1,500 employees worldwide with 28 locations in 12 countries. 

The Position:

The Associate Corporate Counsel will provide legal advice and support across all of CPM’s product segments.  She/he is a key member of the legal team and will frequently provide legal advice to functional and divisional leaders, including CPM senior management. She/he will provide guidance on a broad range of complex legal and compliance matters. As a key member of the CPM legal team, the Associate Corporate Counsel must possess excellent skills in preparation and negotiation of contracts, critical thinking, project management, collaboration and communication.

This is a remote position, physical offices available in multiple locations

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide day-to-day legal support preparing and negotiating contracts

  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of CPM’s import and export compliance program

  • Provide support on M&A transactions, including conducting legal due diligence, reviewing and drafting transaction documents, and managing transaction timelines

  • Advise on various regulatory matters

  • Draft corporate governance documents

  • Participate in cross-functional meetings and teams as requested by various CPM business units to advise on various legal and regulatory issues

  • Provide litigation support on an as needed basis

  • Occasional travel on an as needed basis

The Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school

  • Licensed to practice in a state and be in good standing

  • 2-4 years of corporate, transactional, and/or regulatory legal experience preferred (private practice or in-house)

The Person:

The successful candidate must be a strong cultural fit and bring high level of ethical, intellectual, professional, and personal values that complement the team and Company culture.

  • Ability to partner with Corporate Counsel and functional leaders to develop and execute CPM’s legal and risk management strategies. A critical thinker who can quickly shift between various legal issues and provide timely advice to CPM business units. Can fit and excel within the CPM culture, but also continually influence the evolution of the culture.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively while leading with confidence.  Builds credibility and inspires confidence and trust.  Assertive in style, but respectful of others, and skilled in navigating competing organizational priorities and agendas.  

  • Strong relationship builder with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills both within an organization and externally.  High level of emotional intelligence.

  • High energy and self-motivated. Takes initiative to continue to drive legal projects forward.

    CPM Acquisition Corp. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. CPM Acquisition Corp. offers competitive compensation and benefits, including paid holidays and vacations, 401k, medical/dental insurance, tuition assistance, and more.

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