Contracts Attorney

Niagara Bottling, Llc   •  

Ontario, CA

Industry: Food & Beverages


5 - 7 years

Posted 54 days ago

The Contracts Attorney is responsible for preparing, examining, analyzing, negotiating (in person and over conference calls), and revising contracts that involve the purchase or sale of goods or services such as equipment, materials, supplies, or products. This position works cross departmentally and looks to reduce Niagara’s risk through contracting. This is a full-time exempt position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Detailed Description

  • Assist with contract development, administration and tracking of key legal provisions.
  • Negotiate contract terms, conditions, standards and language with minimal supervision.
  • Maintain accurate contract records and files in contract database for better reporting accuracy.
  • Training of new plants, new corporate personnel and Departments on the Contracting and COI Process.
  • Misc. Projects requested on an as-needed basis.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.

Work Experience/ KSA’s

Minimum Required:

  • Years of Experience in Field: 5
  • Years of Experience in Position: 5
  • Years of Experience in Supervising Employees: n/a

Preferred (Optimal Candidate):

  • Years of Experience in Field: 5+
  • Years of Experience in Position: 5
  • Years of Experience in Supervising Employees: n/a


The Legal Contracts Specialist embodies the values of Niagara’s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:

  • Lead like an owner
    • Overcomes obstacles and demonstrates a sense of urgency in achieving objectives
    • Demonstrates honesty and readily admits to mistakes
    • Prioritizes resolution of customer issues effectively
  • InnovACT
    • Makes recommendations to continually improve policies, methods, procedures and/or products
    • Challenges upwards effectively and appropriately
    • Increases performance through greater efficiency
    • Demonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstances
    • Confronts tough issues respectively and to resolution
  • Find a way
    • Demonstrates the skills and behaviors required to achieve individual performance expectations
    • Seeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other experts
    • Demonstrates determination and persistence while treating others with respect
    • Seeks solutions rather than placing blame
  • Empowered to be great
    • Consistently looks for ways to improve one’s self through growth and development opportunities
    • Suspends instant judgment in order to seek information, when safety is not an issue
    • Has courageous conversations around difficult issues
    • Communicates clearly and promptly up, down and across
    • Demonstrates active listening
    • Is open-minded when forming opinions
    • Communicates effectively to manage expectations

Additionally, the Legal Contracts Specialist is expected to demonstrate:

  • Effective negotiation, organizational and decision making skills with ability to plan, prioritize and multi-task;
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, customers and vendors; The position has extensive contact with various levels of both internal and external customers;
  • Ability to review, comprehend, and, as necessary, rephrase/edit complicated legal language;
  • Excellent business and legal writing skills;
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) to all levels of the organization;
  • Advanced knowledge of contract law and its application in the purchasing process;
  • Strong leadership skills, be very detail oriented, have strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Must be professional, self-motivated, flexible and able to meet deadlines under a high volume workload in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment with minimal supervision;
  • Strong grammar;
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel, contract databases and MS Word. Knowledge of Oracle a plus;
  • Positive attitude, ethics, and values which support our company’s values, team, environment and a healthy, high performance culture.


Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Juris Doctor (JD) Degree
  • Licensed Attorney

Preferred (Optimal Candidate):

  • Spanish Speaking/ Writing