Vita Coco Lead Contracts Specialist in New York, New York
The Lead Contracts Specialist will focus primarily on drafting and negotiating material contracts with distributors, manufacturers, vendors and a variety of other business partners. The job will involve extensive collaboration with members of All Market Inc.?s Finance, Human Resources, IT, Marketing, Sales, Operations and Executive teams. The role is based out of our NYC HQ reporting directly to the Global CFO.
Oversee the drafting, updating and tracking of all commercial and other legal contracts.
Effectively partner with our external counsel partners as necessary to advise executives and staff on legal, regulatory, compliance and policy-related matters.
Coordinate and manage a wide variety of requests for legal assistance.
Create and maintain Board Resolutions and provide general corporate governance support.
Manage special projects if/when requested.
Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time or without prior notice.
Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
B.A. from a well-regarded college or university with a strong academic record (a J.D. is welcome but not required for this role).
7-10 years of relevant experience as a contracts coordinator (or similar role) in a law firm and/or corporate legal department (preferably with a consumer product, e-commerce or digital media company).
Excellent negotiation, drafting and communication skills with the ability to foster relationships and collaboration with internal colleagues and a multitude of external parties.
Capable of providing succint, commercially-driven legal advice.
Diligent, organized and capable of managing multiple projects within tight timeframes.
Works well autonomously and in a multidisciplinary team enviroment.
Smart, personable, pragmatic and diligent, but does not take themselves too seriously.
Comfortable with and capable of keeping pace in a growth enviroment.
Ability to adapt and adjust to ever-evolving business needs and to effectively communicate and interact at all levels of an organization.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are a must.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint required.
Vita Coco, the leading coconut water brand, launched in 2004 when two friends, Michael Kirban and Ira Liran learned about the tropical elixir after a chance encounter at a New York City bar. Not only did their discovery bring coconut water into the mainstream beverage aisle, it rebranded coconut water as a premium lifestyle drink and helped propel the trend of natural-functional beverages. Fast forward 15 years, and Vita Coco is available in 30 countries and has expanded coconut water into new occasions with innovations like Vita Coco Sparkling, Pressed, Coconut Milk, and Coconut Oil.
In 2018, All Market Inc., the parent company created by Michael and Ira, expanded into a true portfolio company, making it one of the largest independent and privately-owned beverage companies in the world. With the acquisition of RUNA, a clean energy drink, and the creation of Ever & Ever, an environmentally-minded, sustainably-packaged water category, the company is changing the ready-to-drink beverage landscape by offering its consumers better-for-you, yet convenient, options. Despite massive growth and success, AMI maintains the same entrepreneurial spirit on which it was founded, with a can-do culture that?s just beginning to tap the potential of the better-for-you beverage space.
Vita Coco is headquartered in New York City with international offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and London.