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At Premier Nutrition, we’re a team cheering on our customers every step of the way. Maybe it’s in the PowerBar right before a marathon. Or in a post-workout bottle of Joint Juice. So many athletes count on us for healthy and transparent energy products, and that’s why we need a team that’s dedicated to building the future of nutrition. So come take the first step toward a career built on winning.

Associate Counsel



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Here’s what all the hype is about…

Premier Nutrition Company (PNC) distributes great-tasting food products to health-conscious consumers under the brand names Premier Protein, PowerBar, Supreme Protein and Joint Juice and is part of publicly traded BellRing Brands (NYSE:BRBR). With its people-first culture, PNC empowers its people to create the best work of their lives alongside some truly amazing colleagues. We strive to make a workplace where you can feel like you, and avoid many of the outdated processes and structure of conventional workplaces. We don’t have performance reviews—we have conversations. We don’t have command and control management—we have inspiring leaders to coach you. We don’t have a casual dress code—we simply don’t have a dress code; wear what you like, within reason. And we have a lot of fun.

Bringing dogs to work, company-wide volunteer days, philanthropy and sustainability programs, in-office massages, walking meetings, and free daily exercise classes on-site and at the adjacent gym are just a few ways we make work feel less like work. And the results of our great culture speak for themselves: we were certified as a Great Place to Work™ for the fourth year running in 2020 and ranked #7 on Fortune Magazine’s 2019 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production.

So, what’s it like to work here? You’ll walk into our Emeryville office each Monday morning and find 100 of your colleagues sitting on sofas, beanbag chairs, or the floor excitedly talking through the week ahead and watching one of their colleagues tell their personal life and career journey. Picture the scrappy culture of a start-up, the innovative mindset of a tech company, and the stability of a brand that sold over $800 million last year, and you’ll find us in the sweet spot where world-class culture meets robust business results. PNC seeks individuals who will thrive in this collaborative and casual work environment and will help us build our culture and this high-growth company for the next phase in our amazing journey. Does this sound like you? Then read on…

The Role…

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Associate Counsel will work both independently and as part of interdisciplinary teams to provide legal advice and counsel to the internal business departments on a range of topics.

You’re excited about this opportunity because your time will be filled with…

Commercial Contracts – 75% of the time

  • Work directly with colleagues and outside parties reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts, including marketing and sales, distribution, procurement, services, licensing, engineering, co-packing, private label manufacturing, and confidentiality agreements, along with ancillary legal documents.
  • Develop standardized contract templates and policies designed to efficiently support PNC’s business.
  • Commercial Legal Advice – 20% of the time

  • Advise on regulatory requirements pertinent to consumer-packaged goods and food manufacturing and sales, including labeling, packaging, and claims, antitrust / trade compliance, privacy, environmental, and other regulatory issues.
  • Advise on prosecution and enforcement of trademarks and intellectual property
  • Current Events – 5% of the time

  • Monitor legal and regulatory issues relevant to the company and provide updates by way of trainings, newsletters etc.
  • What are we looking for?


  • Juris Doctor.
  • Member in good standing of one US State bar.
  • Experience:

  • 5+ years of professional experience.
  • Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) and/or law firm experience preferred.
  • Skills:

  • High ethical standards and proven ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong negotiation skills, complemented with excellent business judgment
  • Strong writing, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and function well in a team environment
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Computer-based project management software -- Wrike
  • Computer-based Contract Lifecycle Management software – Conga Contracts
  • Five capabilities that differentiate this role and are key to candidate success:

    1. Emotional intelligence
    2. Be a builder
    3. Challenge ideas respectfully
    4. Build people up and bring people along
    5. Influence and inspire

    You will thrive here and may just do the best work of your life if…

  • You want to be an integral part of shaping and nurturing an amazing work culture.
  • You like trying out novel minimum viable product people-related ideas.
  • You can be flexible in your approach to people challenges and abandon past practices if they don’t make sense or would lead to a poor outcome.
  • You enjoy making people-centric decisions and finding ways to say ‘yes’ as often as possible to impactful and important priorities for the business or team.
  • You are comfortable being natural, casual, open, and even a bit playful at work.
  • You can be friendly, vulnerable, and self-deprecating in one moment, and deal with a challenging, delicate people-related matter as a professional in the next.
  • You can do periods of focused, deep work on projects that drive the needle.
  • This may not be your ideal next career move if…

  • You like a lot of structure, rules, and uniformity.
  • You like order, hierarchy, command and control management.
  • Dealing with ambiguity or experimentation are not your jam.
  • You try to resolve challenging interpersonal situations over email or instant messaging.
  • You like working from behind your computer and demonstrating excellence through email.
  • If we haven’t convinced you to apply already, here are some of our favorite perks and benefits:

  • Summer hours (and of course a hefty PTO package plus 11 holidays).
  • 401K match. Literally free money.
  • Free food. Plus kombucha, cold brew coffee, sparkling water…all on tap.
  • All people and roles are bonus-eligible.
  • Quarterly team building events/happy hours (city-wide scavenger hunt, bowling, ropes course, putt-putt).
  • Bring your dog to work (3 days/week).
  • Premier Nutrition provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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