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Legal Senior Director - Transactions and M&A

PepsiCo Inc.

Purchase, NY
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JobId: 126804BR
Job Title: Legal Senior Director - Transactions and M&A
Location: Purchase, NY
Category: Legal


Reporting to the Vice President & Chief Counsel - Global Transactions, the Legal Senior Director - Transactions & M&A will serve as lead legal counsel to the PepsiCo Corporate M&A Team for the portfolio of Business Units/Sectors to which he/she is assigned, supporting PepsiCo's global strategic business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions. Will provide general advice and counsel, early stage M&A/Transaction support, due diligence review, transaction execution, outside counsel management, Sector M&A/Transaction support, and relevant business support/adjacencies. Will work collaboratively with the Sector General Counsels and their legal teams (i.e., NAB, NAN, FLNA, LatAm, ESSA, AMENA) to lead or support Sector-driven projects. Will serve with the Legal M&A Team as the \"Center of Excellence\" for M&A/Related Transactions Legal support for PepsiCo.

  • Provide advice and counsel, technical expertise, and strategic leadership on M&A and other transactions and issues for assigned BU/Sector portfolio(s)
  • Drive M&A COE legal agenda based on Corporate M&A priorities and related disciplines
  • Negotiate and draft documents for global transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, fund investments, minority investments, and related agreements and other transactions
  • Manage overall legal support for complex transactions (including internal and external counsel) from inception to execution and ensure transactions are structured appropriately, including with respect to applicable PEP policies (e.g., JV Governance Guidelines)
  • Provide leadership and support to M&A Legal team and Sector GC and lawyers working on M&A and related matters, including coordinating with Corporate Legal regarding US securities laws compliance and corporate governance issues as well as with other Corporate Functions (e.g., Treasury, Tax, Control)
  • Develop and harmonize standard processes and templates; create, improve, and institutionalize knowledge base for M&A Legal and related support
  • Develop, harmonize, and deliver legal education to business colleagues (e.g., antitrust, contract negotiation/drafting, etc.)


  • JD degree from a top-tier US law school
  • Bachelor's degree from a top-tier college or university
  • 12+ years of relevant legal experience, including meaningful time in private practice with a top-tier law firm and, preferably, a combination of law firm training and in-house experience with a major international company
  • A comprehensive understanding of legal principles underlying various M&A transactions, including disclosure, antitrust, compliance, corporate governance, etc.
  • Ability to execute in a fast-paced demanding environment
  • Experience with cross-border transactions and international acumen
  • Superior analytical ability and drafting/negotiation skills
  • Strong business orientation and excellent judgment in balancing risk taking with specific business guidance combined with unquestioned integrity
  • Outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills as well as executive presence - ability to motivate and positively influence others at all organizational levels; team and transaction management skills across legal disciplines and jurisdictions
  • Proactive and dynamic with demonstrated process and continuous improvement orientation, particularly on legal process and forms (Six Sigma or similar training helpful)
  • Significant experience with licensing, service and distribution agreements, joint development agreements, and other relevant commercial agreements

Fluency in a second language helpful but not required

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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