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BlueTriton Brands Legal Director, Mktg, IP, Data in Stamford, Connecticut

As the nation’s leading bottled water company, BlueTriton Brands provides customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we’re also committed to developing our people – enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

BlueTriton Brands consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you’ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that’s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You’ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It’s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions – all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

When it comes to leading the industry with the highest standards in quality, BlueTriton Brands Corporate is a vital element of our success. As part of the Corporate team , this is something you’ll play a leading role in. Whether you’re based in Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Communications, Marketing or IT, you’ll be a force for good – someone who is trusted, empowered and supported to make a genuine, lasting impression on our organization. You’ll grow and develop as we do, sharing in the success your accomplishments bring. And, as you achieve great things and thrive within our Corporate team, you can be certain your contributions have a wide-reaching impact – on the lives of consumers, customers and colleagues alike. Simply put, it’s an opportunity to collaborate with some of the best talent in the industry on work that’s challenging, engaging, meaningful and never anything less than rewarding.

We are currently seeking a Director & Senior Counsel, IP & Data Privacy to be located in Stamford, CT and report to the EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • The Senior Legal Counsel – IP, Marketing & Data Privacy will serve as a key member of the Legal, Regulatory & Government Affairs team, providing advice on a wide range of tactical and operational issues for Marketing, Sales (including field operations), Innovation, and Sustainability business teams.

  • The Senior Legal Counsel – IP, Marketing & Data Privacy’s responsibilities will cover the following areas, including:

  • Providing proactive and pragmatic legal counsel regarding general corporate and commercial matters relating to IP and advertising/promotions, such as drafting integrated marketing, promotions, and technology agreements, provide guidance on marketing claims and substantiation for labels, omnichannel marketing (including social and digital media, endorsements, user-generated content), , sweepstakes, in-store promotions, , consumer and customer disputes, competitor challenges and NAD actions, and other day to day marketing and promotional activities;

  • Acting as a business partner and trusted advisor, providing direct legal counsel to Marketing, Sales, Innovation, and Sustainability executives and managers to support timely strategic and commercial business decisions;

  • Addressing and/or managing the IP needs of the business including: drafting, negotiating, interpreting and advising clients on IP related agreements, such as non-disclosure, joint development and license agreements, and IP provisions in commercial agreements, manufacturing agreements, and supply agreements. Overseeing and managing trademark registration and clearance. Evaluating inventions to determine patentability and, support drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO and foreign counterparts. Advising and counseling clients on various IP matters involving copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Managing outside IP counsel;

  • Further developing internal legal commercial expertise and actively managing outside counsel;

  • Setting a tone of unwavering dedication to the highest standards, and possesses the gravitas and reputation to establish effective working relationships with executives, managers and employees at all levels throughout the company.

  • The successful candidate preferably will have had experience with a range of corporate and commercial matters, as well as such areas as: acquisitions; litigation; real estate and environmental; and minor regulatory matters.

  • Regardless of background, this person will have the overall business acumen, pace, and leadership skills to be effective in a fast-moving consumer business.

  • This is a hands-on role, requiring a willingness to roll up one’s sleeves and bring a team-centric and collaborative attitude to their role.

  • Consistently solutions-oriented and outcome-driven, she/he must be flexible to adopt and prioritize their activities to mirror the needs of the organization.

Key qualifications include:

  • BA/BS Degree or equivalent

  • JD degree required

  • 10+ years of related experience with direct commercial, IP and data privacy, and marketing law experience; in-house generalist experience welcome

  • CT or NY State Bar Membership in good standing (or equivalent, CT house counsel designation)

  • Experience with contracts and disputes, as well as regulators and regulatory compliance issues helpful

  • Other Skills:

  • Exceptional understanding of negotiation, compliance, and regulatory laws.

  • Requires exceptional analytical and problem solving skills, and understanding of legal documents.

  • Must be able to work independently and be self-directed

  • Must also be able to work in team environment to reach goals and objectives.

  • The successful candidate should be flexible and open to change

To our veterans and separated service members: you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join BlueTriton Brands The skills that you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are aligned with the skills that we look for when we think about what success looks like at BlueTriton Brands. We hope that you will consider sharing in our mission and purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.

BlueTriton Brands is the nation’s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, and Pure Life. We’re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship – most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you’ll receive a competitive total rewards package – something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It’s not just the work that you’ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you’ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you’d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at BlueTriton Brands?

Applicants with criminal histories are welcome to apply.

BlueTriton Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Disabled/Veteran.