Senior Legal Assistant - Regulatory & Marketing Compliance
Background & Purpose of the Job
As one of the largest consumer goods companies and marketing in the world, Unilever is committed to supporting diversity, inclusion, and sustainability through our people and practices that provide consumers around the world with the products they need to look good, feel good and get more out of life. Unilever North America’s operating companies are focused on delivering scalable world class solutions, great service, and outstanding business value.
The US Senior Legal Assistant - Regulatory & Marketing Compliance will be an integral part of the US Legal Marketing team supporting the business in developing and promoting Unilever’s Nutrition and Ice Cream brands through every kind of media.
Who you are & What You’ll Do
The US Senior Legal Assistant - Regulatory & Marketing Compliance will serve as first legal point of contact for category specific marketing work. You will use your expertise in regulated food products to support the North America business teams, while expanding your own practice and skill set across all marketing related activities.
Initial review of claims and claim substantiation across all marketing materials (labels, marketing communications, and point of sale communications). Identify new or high-risk claims for attorney review/input.
Partner with Nutrition and Ice Cream North America Regulatory teams to provide an initial review of FDA compliance for labeling and communications.
Provide initial review of digital/social media activation plans and content for compliance with applicable FTC regulations as well as flagging risks related to claims and intellectual property.
Serve as first point of contact for North America Marketing and Consumer Services teams under the Nutrition and Ice Cream Business Units.
Support attorneys in management and coordination of quality incident workstreams (e.g., internal investigations, manufacturing facility audits, product recalls).
Assist legal team in drafting and maintaining marketing governance resources for the business and cross-functional partners.
Manage and coordinate cross-functional input for necessary updates to policies, protocols, guidance and trainings.
You’re a born leader: As the first legal marketing point of contact, you will be responsible for providing initial counsel to business partners. Strong knowledge of legal marketing and regulatory/compliance issues and the ability to counsel confidently and on the spot will be crucial for success.
You’re a dot connector: Marketing activations encompass many areas of the law (e.g. regulatory, privacy, IP, and contracts) that can sometimes impact each other. A strong Paralegal must have the ability to identify legal issues through every stage of the product lifecycle and communicate those issues to legal and non-legal partners while proposing creative solutions.
You’re a changemaker: Resilience in a highly challenging and ever evolving competitive environment supported by an agile mindset to drive success.
You’re a culture & change champion: A combination of real consumer passion and entrepreneurial spirit are at the foundation of our legal marketing services.
What You’ll Need to Succeed
5-7+ years of experience as a paralegal or regulatory/compliance expert in a legal marketing or regulatory/compliance department. Experience in food and beverage and consumer goods preferred.
Knowledge of FDA regulatory frameworks for food products, and experience with claim substantiation under these regulations.
Basic knowledge, or keen interest in expanding practice to a working knowledge of FTC regulations, digital and social media, promotions, intellectual property, and sustainability.
Experience working with cross-functional teams.
Experience working in an environment that requires covering multiple tasks and collaborating with several internal stakeholders simultaneously.
Experience with resource and knowledge management.
Positive, creative and “one-team” mindset.
Self-driven independent worker with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple (sometimes conflicting) projects on tight deadlines.
Strong organizational and communication skills are a must as the Paralegal will regularly coordinate and work with cross-functional partners in North America.
Pay: The pay range for this position is $69,300 to $103,900. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.
Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.
Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.
Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.
What We Can Offer You
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