Molson Coors
May 19, 2020
Chicago, IL
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Our purpose at the Molson Coors Beverage Company is to delight the world’s beer drinkers. We are the world’s family brewer, brewing and selling our beer for over 350 years around the world. We’re Talent Brewers - we believe in our brands and our people, we believe that a truly inspiring and diverse place to work is a must. We want you to join our team of passionate self-starters who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities. So, if you get fired up about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.

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In the role of Assistant General Counsel – North America Commercial Agreements & Innovation working in Chicago, IL you will be part of the North America legal team. The successful candidate will provide advice, drafting and support for sports and event sponsorships and agency agreements. The person will provide legal expertise to our supply chain innovations and marketing teams, including evaluating risk, drafting contracts regarding IP licensing, joint and product development and potential intellectual property (IP) investment opportunities. A good candidate will be able to develop skill in alcohol beverage law to support field sales, trade practice work, brand advertising, and trademarks. The role also includes working across the departments, partnering with brew masters, quality experts, the procurement team, and the director of sponsorships.

The Responsibilities:
Support the Director of Sponsorships in drafting sports and event agreements as well as drafting and reviewing advertising agency agreements
Review and draft licenses, joint development agreements, purchase agreements and similar agreements for Molson Coors Beverage Company’s innovations
Counsel innovations team on agreements relating to IP creation, licensing or purchasing various forms of IP
Advise brands on advertising claim substantiation
Review and possibly perform preliminary searches on trademarks and make recommendations to brand teams on proposed use

The Other Qualifications:
You have a Law degree
Member in good standing of a state bar
You have at least 5 years of experience with a minimum of 3 years in-house legal experience
Extensive experience drafting intellectual property agreements
Work Perks You Need to Know About:
As the world’s family brewer we have the scale to make big things happen and still get to know colleagues on a first name basis across the globe
We play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks – giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are.
Access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events, beer allotment
Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental and retirement benefits
Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences

At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

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