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Job ID:
R16051
Location:
Veritiv Executive Office
City:
Atlanta
State:
GA
Veritiv has an expansive North American network with more than 180 locations, and we do business with
more than half of the Fortune 500. We're a big company, but we’re also a new company, shaping our
systems and processes to support a successful and sustainable future. We don't just encourage an
entrepreneurial spirit, we embody it.
Are you looking to join a company where you feel empowered in your work and your job is not just a job,
but a path toward a rewarding and successful career? Do you want to be part of a company that
customers and suppliers not only want to do business with but need to do business with?
If you answered yes, then Veritiv might be the place for you. We encourage you to learn about and apply
to Veritiv if you seek a unique work experience, where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where
you can realize your full potential.

Position Description

The Counsel position is primarily responsible for providing day-to-day support for Veritiv's business segments of packaging, facility supplies and print, with respect to contract negotiations, regulatory compliance, and customer and supplier relations. While the position will focus on commercial matters in these business segments, there may be opportunities to expand into other areas such as mergers & acquisitions, securities, real estate and corporate governance. The ideal candidate will be able to provide practical, business-minded advice that assists Veritiv in accomplishing its objectives while minimizing legal risk.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review and provide legal advice regarding customer and supplier contracts for corporate, enterprise and local accounts.
  • Provide legal and business guidance to management, sales professionals and other functional units in connection with day-to-day operations.
  • Coordinate resolution of business unit needs with other corporate functions such as credit, information technology and finance.
  • Coordinate review and completion of Customer Sales, Confidentiality, Consignment, Dedicated Inventory, Equipment Sales/Lease and other Veritiv form agreements.
  • Provide legal advice and assistance with requests for proposals and bids, including federal, state and local bids.
  • Assist with support of compliance functions including research and tracking of regulatory requirements.

Required Skills:

  • Proactive, problem-solving approach with a passion for taking initiative and achieving company objectives.
  • Excellent writing, critical thinking and interpersonal skills and ability to interact and gain credibility with stakeholders at varying levels of the organization.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a substantial workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to think both strategically and critically, and give practical advice, appropriately weighing legal and business objectives.
  • Willingness to devote necessary time and effort to understand the distribution business with a focus on the packaging, facilities and print industries.
  • A high degree of professionalism, discretion and business judgment.

Required Experience/Education:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Admission in good standing to Georgia or other US state bar
  • 3 to 6 years of transactional/commercial law experience with a top-tier law firm or inĀ­ house legal department.


Veritiv is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. Additionally, Veritiv will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Veritiv’s legal duty to furnish information. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here:http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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