General Mills is reshaping the future of food. We believe food makes us better. It nourishes our bodies, brings us joy and connects us to each other. As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Annie’s Homegrown, Old El Paso, Epic Provisions, Blue Buffalo and more. Are you passionate about the future of food? You’ve come to the right table. We want the very best talent to help lead something big.
General Mills is seeking a Corporate Paralegal with 2-6 years’ experience to join the Law Department’s Corporate Secretary team. The position offers an excellent opportunity to work in a high-caliber, collegial department with other dedicated legal professionals on a variety of matters related to corporate governance.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Key responsibilities for this role include:
Perform and support continuous maintenance of General Mills’ legal entities (U.S. parent entity and subsidiaries globally);
Prepare and manage parent and subsidiary board/shareholder actions, powers of attorney, formation/dissolution documentation, cash movements, annual reports, certifications, transactional documentation, confidentiality agreements and other similar documents;
Manage and administer entity management database;
Manage relationship with subsidiary management vendors, including registered agent, database/entity management coordinator, and entity database software vendor;
Support Corporate Secretary, International, M&A, Finance and Tax teams regarding company organizational and corporate governance matters;
Research and support activities for publicly-traded parent corporation, including various NYSE and SEC filings, drafting corporate minutes, proxy preparation, peer benchmarking, and support for electronic board portal.
2-6 years relevant paralegal experience or equivalent experience working in a corporate legal department or law firm
Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies or Legal Studies or a Bachelor’s Degree and a Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-accredited program
Develops systems and processes
Identifies and works priorities
Understands business issues outside of basic legal context
Fact-based problem solving
Exceptional communication skills