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Senior Lawyer: Food, Feed & Products Law.

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Job ID 162012 Date posted 11/02/2021 Location : Mechelen, Belgium | Schiphol, Netherlands

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

As a recognized company authority in food, feed, and products law, you will 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

  • Maintain expertise and serve as an expert as to relevant proposed and existing laws, statutes and regulations
  • Proactively identify, evaluate and address complex and strategic issues of legal, commercial and organizational risk
  • Provide proactive food, feed, cosmetics and pharmaceutical law counsel, advice and solutions to global businesses
  • Provide counseling relating to new product development and substantiation and communication of health, nutrition, and other regulated food and feed-related claims
  • Advise businesses on product retrieval events (recalls, withdrawals, etc.) 
  • Engage with federal regulatory authorities, as appropriate 
  • Independently structure, draft, negotiate and approve legal agreements, written communications, policies and other documents related to a variety of complex regulatory and operational matters
  • Resolve business and organizational issues by identifying practical legal solutions and executing a course of action
  • Handle legal issues that have a significant impact on organization operations, strategies or profitability
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 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.  



  • University degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • License to practice law in current, relevant jurisdiction
  • Experience interpreting, applying and advising on laws and regulations for human food and animal feed
  • Exceptional communication, advocacy, influence, writing and drafting skills
  • Consistent and confirmed ability to drive teams to achieve commercial outcomes using a creative, resilient and agile approach
  • Ability to serve as a trusted advisor to business leaders, to proactively resolve conflict and to face into tough organizational issues
  • Experience leading teams, legal and otherwise, to achieve objectives and positive outcomes
  • Strong teaching, coaching and partnering skills and the ability to share and explain complex concepts to varied audiences
  • Minimum of eight years of related work experience


  • Confirmed community service leadership, including pro bono work

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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