Corporate Counsel

  • 17 Jul 2020 8:35 AM
    Message # 9108094
    Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders.

    We are looking for a Corporate Counsel who will join our Legal team in Marysville, Ohio.

    This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

    The Corporate Counsel will be part of the Company’s Legal team with the primary responsibility of providing generalist legal support to the Company’s management, business units and more senior attorneys in a wide range of legal and strategic issues across the Company.  

    What you’ll do in this role:

    • Provide legal advice and services for one or more business units, advising them on a wide variety of matters, including general business, commercial and transactional matters, M&A activity and compliance-related projects

    • Draft, negotiate and support the drafting and negotiation of complex commercial and transactional agreements

    • Support the Company’s Compliance function with legal and factual research and analysis relating to the Company’s business operations

    • Work with other Company attorneys, Company departments and third parties on various types of corporate transactions; research legal and factual issues, draft and review contracts and other legal documents

    • Liaise with the various Company departments to solve cross-functional issues and challenges

    • Lead and/or support Company responses to federal, state and local inquiries and regulations, including researching and preparing documents, collecting and reviewing records, and working with business colleagues   

    • Research factual and legal issues and draft legal memos

    • Occasionally manage outside counsel

    What you’ll need to be successful:

    This position will require an attorney who has strong legal and business analytical ability, a collaborative spirit, the ability to effectively implement guidance and direction from senior attorneys and to comfortably build partnerships with colleagues and business clients.

    • 2-6 years of experience in a corporate legal department and/or a law firm, with significant involvement in contracts, commercial transactions, compliance, and general business and corporate law matters

    • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and membership in good standing in at least one state bar 

    • Experience in advising business managers on legal and strategic aspects of business operations and transactions

    • Solid knowledge of commercial law

    • Work collaboratively with the company’s management, attorneys, associates and outside counsel

    What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

    • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

    • Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office. 

    • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

    • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice! 

    • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

    • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes five employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network and Scotts Young Professionals.

    • 12 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

    Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

    Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

    EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Notification to Agencies:

    Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

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