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Loyola University Chicago Institute for Paralegal Studies

Sr. Corporate Paralegal

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website Kraft Heinz

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The Corporate Paralegal is responsible for providing a broad range of advanced-level paralegal support to attorneys, collaborating with other members of the Kraft Heinz team, and managing external service providers to ensure public company securities and corporate governance compliance. This Corporate Paralegal will manage important and complex matters, collaborate effectively across teams, and have the technical skills and professional maturity to anticipate and initiate legal tasks independently and under the direction and oversight of attorneys.

Responsibilities:

Corporate Governance/Global Subsidiary Management

Lead internal preparation of Board and Committee meetings, including preparation of meeting agendas, minutes, maintenance of the Board portal, and coordination of meeting scheduling and logistics
Support the planning and preparation of the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders, including preparing meeting materials, managing relationships with external service providers, and overseeing the budget and invoice process
Perform various subsidiary management duties for Kraft Heinz’s approximately 200 global subsidiaries, including assisting with entity formations and dissolutions, internal restructurings, such as mergers and consolidations, corporate resolutions, meeting minutes and agendas, amendments to the entities’ organization documents, and annual stockholder meetings
Serve as global coordinator for Kraft Heinz’s subsidiary management database and manage quarterly subsidiary certification process to maintain accurate corporate records worldwide
Prepare written consents and resolutions for a variety of Board actions, secretary and incumbency certificates, and powers of attorney and maintain appropriate records, including minute books and charts
Provide information and documents for Know Your Client (KYC) processes and Uniform Beneficial Ownership (UBO) processes
Process notarization, apostille, and legalization of certain domestic and international corporate documents

Public Company/Securities Law Compliance

Track insider stock holdings and prepare and file Section 16 reports (Forms 3, 4, and 5)
Support preparation and filing of Forms 8-K, 10-Q, and 10-K and manage the Legal team’s related quarterly compliance processes
Assist in proxy statement preparation, including stockholder proposal response process and management of director and officer questionnaires
Analyze related party transactions and draft Board Committee charters and governance policies
Liaise with transfer agent and proxy advisory companies
Research and analyze corporate and securities law issues, as needed

Transactional Support

Support various intercompany transactions, including intercompany financing transactions, global corporate restructuring projects, and cash repatriation matters
Support capital markets and other financing strategic transactions, including managing data rooms, responding to due diligence requests, and assisting with closing documents

Other

Oversee invoicing and budget tracking and maintenance and other administrative tasks

 
Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or higher with excellent academic credentials
5+ years experience in a law firm or corporate legal environment with knowledge of public company compliance and subsidiary management strongly preferred

 

Skills and Abilities
Excellent analytical skills, with demonstrated ability to analyze legal advice and then apply it to the business needs
Excellent attention to detail and ability to track and manage multiple priorities
Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills with ability to speak to audiences of every level
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with  a range of constituencies and levels within and outside of the company and to handle confidential information sensitively
Proactive personality, eager to learn new areas of the law and committed to understanding the industry and the Kraft Heinz’s business

 

To apply for this job please visit careers.kraftheinz.com.