CORP - Attorney

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Fort Smith, AR, US, 72904

Company: Bachoco, S.A. de C.V.

Founded more than 80 years ago, OK Foods has grown from a livestock and poultry feed manufacturer to join one of the world’s leading chicken producers, Bachoco.

Bachoco OK Foods produces the highest quality chicken products for the U.S. market. Currently, the Bachoco OK Foods family includes more than 4,000 team members who are dedicated to consistently producing high-quality chicken products and nourishing people around the world.


Bachoco OK Foods is seeking an Attorney for our Fort Smith, AR location.


Summary: The Attorney will provide legal advice and counsel to OK Foods employees across a broad range of legal issues and assist with dispute and litigation matters.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with review, risk assessment and negotiation of contracts with Purchasing, Sales, IT and other business areas of the company.
  • Stay updated on any changes in the law that will impact the company.
  • Anticipate and identify legal issues impacting the business and proactively develop effective legal strategies and practical solutions.
  • Ensure good corporate governance in the areas of accountability, Code of Conduct, and provide training and assistance in investigations relative to violations of corporate policies.
  • Develop and implement necessary company policies as well as refining existing policies in all business areas of the company.
  • Manage and liaise with external service providers, including external legal counsel.
  • Provide training on discrete legal issues impacting business groups.
  • Maintain contract database on executed agreements.
  • Support the business operations for our plant locations in North America.


Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience: Law degree from accredited law school with a demonstratable superior academic record and admission to a US state bar association. Relevant experience working in a law firm or corporate or government office is preferred. Hands on experience in drafting and interpreting legal contracts, solid legal research and writing skills, knowledge of litigation process, and knowledge of administrative procedures. Minimum legal experience of 0-2 years. Preference given to experience between 3-5 years. Experience working with publicly traded company preferred.


Language Skills: Demonstrate fluence in English language, including ability to draft and negotiate legal and commercial documents. Fluence in Spanish is also beneficial. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.  Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must have a valid driver's license and be able to qualify for the company's driving program.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.


Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Design software; Development software; Internet software; Inventory software; Order processing systems; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and sit.


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


An Equal Opportunity Employer to include women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

*Notice to Third Party Recruitment Agencies:
Please note that Bachoco OK Foods and its subsidiaries do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of an executed Recruitment Services Agreement, there will be no obligation to any referral compensation or recruiter fee.


In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without an agreement, Bachoco OK Foods and its subsidiaries shall explicitly reserve the right to purse and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, shall be deemed the property of Bachoco OK Foods.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith