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Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Overview WHO WE AREAgReliantGenetics is a leader in seed research, production, and quality focused on providing trusted seed solutions that help farmers grow. Created July 1, 2000 as a joint venture between two of the world's largest independent seed companies, KWS and Limagrain, AgReliantGenetics is now one of the fastest growing independent seed companies in the industry, ranked as the third largest corn seed company in the U.S., and operates one of the largest research programs in North America.  At AgReliantGenetics we have a unique multi-brand strategy that gives farmers across the U.S. and in Canada access to our products, regardless of geographicallocation or operation size. Through our seed brands - AgriGold , LG Seeds and PRIDE Seeds - and ourdigital ag platform Advantage Acre , AgReliantGenetics demonstrates commitment to our vision by developing meaningful relationships, delivering valuable seed solutions, and providing an excellent customerexperience. OUR CULTURE & OUR PEOPLE AgReliantGenetics is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. At every level, our people are an essential part in maintaining our values and furthering our growth. We pursue individuals who demonstrate commitment, excellence, integrity, safety and innovation in their work. At AgReliantGenetics you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value our employees' passion and believe in giving people the space to navigate challenges, invent solutions and excel in a rewarding career. You can learn more about AgReliantGenetics and our brands at agreliantgenetics.comor by following @AgReliant on Facebook and Twitter.    Job Overview Responsible for managing day-to-day corporate legal affairs and governance, overseeing compliance department, participating in executive management activities, managing the intellectual property portfolio, selecting and supervising outside counsel and serving as the legal contact for the legal departments of the parent companies.   Responsibilities DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Manage the Legal and Compliance Department.2. Provide advice and legalsupport on a wide variety of business transactions, including, but not limited to,commercial transactions, employee relations,M&A and IP licensing.  3. Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.  4. Leads the corporate governance function. 5. Manage the AgReliant patent andtrademarkportfolio.6. Review documentation from all departments to ensure compliance withcontract terms and other legal requirements.7. Oversee and manage litigations.8. Oversee AgReliant Record Retention Program.9. Coordinate similar legal tasks for the Canadian sister company AgReliantGenetics Inc. 10. Project a positive image of AgReliantGenetics.11. Maintain a high level of customer service and professionalism.12. Participate in other corporate projects as needed (mergers, acquisition and sale of property, financing, collection efforts, etc.).13. Other duties as needed. Duties andresponsibilitiesmay be revised as needed by Leadership. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Current Indiana bar admission or admission in another jurisdiction with the ability to become licensed to practice law in Indiana.  J.D. with at least seven years of relevant work experience; strong background in contract law; knowledge of intellectual property law and technology licensing; international legal exposure (Canada, France, Germany) preferred but not required; excellent communication skills, team player; detail orientated; good computer skills - Word and Internet; knowledge of agriculture and seed  industry operations desirable.  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to work required hours; some overnight domestic and international travel required; must meet MVR requirements.    AgReliant Genetics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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