Senior Corporate Counsel in New Port Richey, FL at Welbilt

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

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Job Description

Have you been looking for the chance to use your expertise to make a real difference in an organization? If so, then look no further – you could be our next Senior Corporate Counsel at Welbilt, Inc.*


We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.


As Senior Corporate Counsel, you will provide legal and business advice for all global corporate functional areas, including primary legal support of finance and accounting; treasury; tax; and investor relations. In addition, you will work with human resources, global procurement and operations on various commercial and strategic projects that might arise. You will also manage, at the direction of the EVP General Counsel, corporate secretarial functions: including preparation of annual proxy statement, review of public filings, and will maintain minute books, entity listings, and subsidiary director and officer appointments.


Reporting to the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company – this position is located at the headquarters in New Port Richey, FL.


Essential Job Functions: 

  • Manage, supervise, and participate in all general legal matters affecting the corporate functional areas of the Company, including the following:  review of finance agreements; corporate governance, securities matters, and public company filings;
  • Manage legal aspects of shareholder matters, including ownership and preparation of annual proxy statement, Section 16 filings and review of reports for public companies (e.g., Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K,)
  • Maintain domestic and 'shadow' foreign company minute books
  • Manage entity organizational structure for Company subsidiaries worldwide
  • Manage appointments of officers and directors and maintain listings of company information for Company subsidiaries
  • Ensure compliance with applicable stock exchange and governance requirements
  • Assess legal risks to the Company as an enterprise and work with management to devise and implement systems and solutions to manage the risks, including preventive training and communications
  • Review and update corporate policies issued by the legal department
  • Interpret and apply U.S. and foreign laws to business operations
  • Provides support on other business and commercial matters that might arise, including domestic mergers and acquisitions.
  • Responsible for filing the Company’s Conflicts Mineral Policy with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Provides education and training on legal matters to brands, regions and management.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements: 

  • Must have admission and membership in good standing to a US state bar with the ability to be Authorized House Counsel in Florida or good standing in the country of assignment; with a minimum of five years of legal experience.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret law, legal and general business documents, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, and communicate same at various levels within the organization.

  • International experience; ability to work comfortably with different cultures.

  • Extensive general experience in broad variety of legal areas.

  • Results oriented with an aggressive and proactive approach to problem solving.

  • High integrity and credibility.

  • Able to work in team environment and lead teams as necessary.

  • Able to gain and maintain confidence of senior management, regional management and brand management.

  • Highly organized; able to handle large number of tasks simultaneously.

  • Excellent analytical skills both from legal and commercial viewpoint.

  • Excellent team building and consensus-building skills.

  • Superior communications skills, both verbal and written.


*Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of 12 award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand, FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-based digital platform brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,400 employees and operating 21 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 5,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit


Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace.  All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, medical condition, or any other status protected by law. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, and business need.


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