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Mondelez International Senior Financial Global Legal Operations Analyst in Chicago, United States

Job Description

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelez International?

Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It Matter.

Under the guidance of Mondelez International’s legal leader or counsel, you deliver on our legal strategy, activities, and service delivery model in a legal specialist and generalist area of focus. You use your ability to work independently, your in-depth knowledge, and significant experience in a specialty area to apply legal knowledge in the practice area and propose legal solutions and alternatives to in-house counsel.

How you will contribute

Under the guidance of Mondelez International’s legal leader or counsel, you will deliver on our legal strategy, activities, and service delivery model in a legal specialist and generalist area of focus. In this role, you provide strategic legal support to the legal business unit, region and global stakeholders and work closely with them to ensure legal concepts and implications are understood and related legal and operational risks are assessed. You will operate systems and technologies relevant to the area of support, prepare documents, gather information, and interact with business partners to deliver objectives and provide expertise and experience in a legal specialty area to identify and advise on laws and regulatory changes for a given country and/or across multiple countries.

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career with experience and knowledge in:

  • Legal experience, ideally in a large matrixed multinational company

  • Working independently and coping with stressful situations and deadlines.

  • Excellent problem-solving, project management, and time management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Technology and Systems Savvy; ability to operate and manage systems and technologies relevant to particular job

What you need to know about this position

This person will be responsible the financial operational end-to-end processes, systems and services related to the outside counsel management globally. This position includes other responsibilities such as monitoring financial performance, legal invoice processing, reporting, and implementing improvements. Substantial interaction with IT, global users of the department’s matter management technology, procurement, Finance, and outside counsel law firms.

Main Responsibilities Include:

Financial Reporting and Analytics

  • Assist with internal forecasts, financial planning and potential budget risks to ensure the department meets their strategic financial targets

  • Develop outside counsel reports for the regions and business units

  • Support regularly scheduled monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting requirements

  • Develop understanding of Mondelez International’s database reporting capabilities, including an understanding of the metrics Mondelez International possesses or can develop that reflect Legal spending

  • Analyze key billing and matter data sets to perform comparative analytics and trends across functional activities and recommend process improvements to ensure efficiencies

  • Analyze and measure the law firm’s performance against budgets, staffing models, budget and staff plans, maintain metrics scorecard and develop strategies and recommendations

  • Work directly with Practice Leads and managing attorneys to better understand their spend, and continually improve reporting

  • Manage the accrual process, reconciliation and communication with the firms

Invoice Processing

  • Process outside counsel legal invoices. Understand direct and indirect tax implications for outside counsel legal invoices for the countries/regions that company does business

  • Respond to law firm and vendor queries regarding invoices and payments and act as primary contact for all invoicing issues with internal colleagues

  • Monitor and reconcile invoices between e-billing and SAP systems

  • Monitor and audit invoices to ensure timely processing and in accordance with Outside Counsel Billing Guidelines

  • Analyze rejections and/or deductions, resolve issues, coordinate and process revisions or adjustments

Matter and Vendor Management

  • Act as the primary contact for all matter management issues with internal stakeholders, law firms and vendors

  • Oversee timekeeper management, including new timekeeper requests and approvals

  • Ensure integration, development, continued improvement of the Global Law Department’s Matter Management and electronic billing systems, and ensure compliance with the global financial and budgeting requirements

  • Manage law firm and vendor onboarding process to Mondelez International’s electronic billing and matter management system

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required

  • Two or more years of finance or legal operations experience

  • Possess deep understanding of accounting principles and ensuring compliance with legal billing guidelines

  • Experience with electronic billing and matter management

  • Advanced Excel skills (i.e., Formulas, Pivot Charts, Pivot Tables, Formatting, etc.)

  • Demonstrated leadership and project management in cross-functional projects

  • Excellent analytical skills and comfort with multiple data sets, with the ability to draw conclusions and make informed recommendations

  • Ability to present complex information in an accurate and persuasive manner to all levels of management Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Intellectually curious with ability to process a great deal of information in a fast-paced environment willing to take initiative

  • Demonstrate integrity to manage sensitive and confidential information

  • Must have strong client service orientation and demonstrated high level of customer focus and initiative

  • Should have experience working with vendors, budgets and effectively manage a project from its initiation to delivery

  • Must be a team player who can easily handle shifting priorities, multi-tasking in a deadline oriented and collaborative environment

No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

The United States is the largest market in the Mondelēz International family with a significant employee and manufacturing footprint. Here, we produce our well-loved household favorites to provide our consumers with the right snack, at the right moment, made the right way. We have corporate offices, sales, manufacturing and distribution locations throughout the U.S. to ensure our iconic brands—including Oreo and Chips Ahoy! cookies, Ritz , Wheat Thins and Triscuit crackers, and Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids confectionery products —are close at hand for our consumers across the country.

Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.

Job Type

Regular

Legal Business Growth Partners and Services

Legal

At Mondelēz International, our purpose is to empower people to snack right through offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. That means delivering a broader range of delicious, high-quality snacks that nourish life's moments, made with sustainable ingredients and packaging that consumers can feel good about.

We have a rich portfolio of strong brands – both global and local. Including many household names such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. We are proud to hold the number 1 position globally in biscuits, chocolate and candy as well as the No. 2 position in gum

Our 80,000 Makers and Bakers are located in our operations in more than 80 countries and are working to sell our products in over 150 countries around the world. They are energized for growth and critical to us living our purpose and values. We are a diverse community that can make things happen, and happen fast.

Join us and Make It An Opportunity!

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