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Energizer Associate General Counsel, Corporate Administration, Governance & Risk in St. Louis, Missouri

This is Energizer

Energizer Holdings is leading the charge to connect our brands, our people and the products we offer to the world more than anyone else. Together, we’re creating a game plan for the future – one that defines where and how we’ll play, and what it takes to win.

Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared values and passion for winning make us one team. Whatever your specialty, you’ll find that excelling at Energizer Holdings provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

The mission of Energizer’s Legal Department is to serve as a trusted business partner to our clients – utilizing our deep understanding of the business to proactively provide insights and data that help drive the business, while also providing clear risk-based counsel to defend our brands. We champion our culture of compliance and live our corporate values of: integrity, respect, teamwork, innovation, passion, and initiative. Our department works hard to help the Company deliver on financial commitments, execute major corporate projects, and build a winning culture. Finally, as a team, we are passionate about positively impacting the world by: helping to lead our company’s ESG efforts, promoting diversity and inclusion in everything we do, and investing time in our people to drive professional growth and advance careers. And, throughout it all, we support each other and have fun together!

Energizer is a global company that owns an extensive portfolio of some of the World’s most recognizable brands and icons, including Energizer® and the Energizer Bunny®, Rayovac® , Eveready®, VARTA®, Armor All®, STP®, A/C Pro® , Eagle One®, Lexol®, Nu Finish®, California Scents®, Refresh Your Car®, Driven® and Bahama & Co.®. Energizer is seeking an experienced and motivated Associate General Counsel – Administration, Governance, and Risk, to join the Legal Department, reporting directly to the General Counsel.

Accountabilities

  • Strong people management skills

  • Motivated and able to prioritize amongst many tasks of competing importance

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Customer focused, ability to present complex legal matters simply

  • Integrity and trustworthiness

  • Strong attention to detail

Specific Accountabilities

This role will support enterprise-wide corporate matters, and oversee the Securities & Governance Team, Litigation Team, and the Data Privacy and Digital Enablement Team. This role will have significant executive exposure, is a member of the legal leadership team, and will provide critical legal advice and business counsel to all levels of the business on a wide array of sophisticated and complex legal matters. This position is expected to be a key business partner and to contribute to the success of the Company by combining both legal and business expertise and understanding Energizer’s operations and strategic goals.

This attorney will have responsibility for managing other attorneys and working effectively across internal functions. The role requires an experienced individual who can provide a top-down perspective while maintaining a sleeves-rolled-up willingness to take on a significant working role in the organization. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing corporate governance and Board of Directors matters, including providing key support for all Board and Board committee meetings;

  • Advising and counseling management to verify corporate compliance in all areas affecting the business of the corporation, divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates;

  • Reviewing, advising and leading preparation of the Company's public disclosure documents, including New York Stock Exchange and Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, and annual proxy statements;

  • Management and oversight of the Securities & Governance, Litigation, and Data Privacy and Digital Enablement legal teams;

  • Leading and managing all corporate transactions, including Mergers & Acquisitions;

  • Serving as the Legal Department’s primary contact in providing legal advice to the Corporate Development, Finance, Treasury and Tax functional teams;

  • Providing legal advice and support with respect to subsidiary structure and legal entity management;

Required Skills and Experience

  • Juris Doctorate

  • 10+ years relevant experience at a large law firm and/or publicly traded company is required. Prior in-house experience is required

  • Ability to make solid judgment calls under pressure

  • Strong team management and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others in a matrix management structure

  • Ability to drive process changes, resource efficiencies and manage change in the provision of legal services

  • Exceptional and demonstrated project management skills

  • Ability to build positive relationships with senior management and other members of the legal team and to influence outcomes positively

  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and direction

  • Ability to resolve ambiguities and provide legal guidance in uncertain situations

  • Strategic thinking to drive efficiencies and provide business advice and solutions

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Reports to General Counsel

  • Key relationships internally will include attorneys, paralegals, and all Corporate Support Functions

Work Environment

  • Minimal travel required

Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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