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Energizer Senior Litigation Counsel in St. Louis (Remote), 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 profit, while also providing clear risk-based counsel to defend our brands. We champion our culture of compliance and live our corporate values. 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 attorney, with a strong litigation background to manage Energizer’s global litigation function.


  • Strong communication and 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 Trust

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to set and meet budget expectations

Specific Accountabilities

The Senior Counsel, Litigation role will manage the company’s litigation function and support Energizer’s global business, providing legal advice and support on a broad range of issues, including general litigation matters (US and global), global customs, global trade topics, tax compliance, and other, related matters facing a growing consumer products company. The position will also support Energizer’s consumer claims team, providing advice and guidance where necessary. This position requires a business-minded, practical thinker with strong analytical skills and the ability to build knowledge in particular areas of law. Energizer is looking for an independent individual who will thrive in a fast-paced environment. Specific responsibilities include—

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an ability to understand and tailor messages to various audiences

  • Must possess strong legal and organizational judgment

  • Regulatory experience a plus

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team as projects dictate

  • Ability to think strategically, and find resolutions to complex legal issues

  • Ability to quickly identify critical legal risks and to appreciate both the immediate and longer-term impacts of different legal courses of action

  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously and meet tight deadlines

  • Ability to manage outside counsel and manage budgets

  • Global mindset and ability to work virtually with business colleagues in other regions

  • Must be both detail-oriented and efficient

  • High initiative, self-starter and willingness to learn new areas of the law

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 preferred

  • Strong management and leadership skills

  • Ability to drive process changes

  • 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 the Associate General Counsel

  • Key relationships internally will include attorneys, paralegals, and functional leaders

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.