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Staff Attorney Commercial Transactions


Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Staff Attorney will facilitate commercial contract activities from inception to completion and work with a team of highly skilled attorneys to support the Company’s commercial contracts across various business units. As a member of the Legal Department’s Commercial Transactions Group, the Staff Attorney will interact with suppliers, internal stakeholders and category managers, and in-house counsel. The Staff Attorney will exercise his/her negotiation skills to mitigate risk and optimize value for the Company. As a self-starter, the Staff Attorney will seek to effectively prioritize assignments and issues to drive resolution, growth, and process improvement.

Job Responsibilities

  • Draft, review, interpret, and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts and other legal documents with external suppliers
  • Participate in and/or lead negotiations related to contractual terms and conditions
  • Minimize deviations from Company’s standard contract language through strong and effective negotiations with suppliers
  • Respond to contract requests promptly and provide quality and focused support to Company’s commercial business units and suppliers
  • Collaborate with Company’s commercial departments to understand and ensure contract terms are consistent with Company’s business, financial, and risk management objectives
  • Consistently anticipate and guard against potential contractual risks and propose mitigation strategies
  • Assist in review of Company’s existing templates to identify areas requiring updating to ensure compliance with applicable laws and Company’s policies as well as assist in drafting new templates

Typical Education

Juris Doctorate

Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interface and communicate effectively with a large number of diverse groups, including all levels of employees, in-house counsel, external legal counsel, suppliers
  • Strong organizational, analytical and drafting skills, including attention to detail and a pragmatic, problem-solving mind-set 
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a collegial, fast-paced environment 
  • Understanding of legal formalities, terms, and principles
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptive in handling urgent matters and a significant volume of contracts
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Law firm experience

Job Requisition ID: 10883

Travel Required: None

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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