Assistant General Counsel - Aluminum Cups General

Ball Corporation Broomfield , CO 80021

Posted 3 months ago

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Primary Purpose of Position:

An experienced people leader who successfully develops, executes, and implements legal components of operational strategy for Ball's multi-national operations by consistently and regularly interacting with C-suite executives and other senior leadership, persuasively advising cross-functional teams, and successfully determining legal and other aspects of key organizational strategic objectives.

This position is the senior attorney for a business division or region (EMEA, South America, or North America), or has primary responsibility for key Corporate Legal functions (Commercial Contracts, Intellectual Property, Compliance, Securities/Public Company/Governance, Employment, Employee Benefits, Data Protection, etc.).

Essential Functions:

  • Regularly collaborates with corporate and divisional leadership as a strategic influencer, valued counselor, and practical decision-maker, with particular emphasis in developing the legal framework necessary for the successful execution of operational strategy.

  • Consistently provides creative, business-minded strategies and solutions that enhance commercial initiatives, avoid commercial and compliance risks, and promotes Ball's EVA approach to decision-making.

  • Exercises excellent interpersonal skills as a key influencer of senior management to accomplish mission critical commercial, regulatory, and policy goals to ensure the Corporation grows EVA dollars while remaining contractually, ethically, and legally compliant.

  • Alerts organizational leadership to changes in legislative, governmental, and regulatory requirements that give rise to new opportunities for operational growth and opportunities or that require corporate risk mitigation.

  • Leads strategic development and execution for all legal activities within the employee's regional responsibility or functional areas, as well as provides strategic direction and/or input for other critical operational projects (e.g., M&A, operational growth).

  • Develops legal documents (e.g., contracts, correspondence) and operational processes (e.g., policies, negotiation playbooks, work instructions) to help identify and mitigate legal risks to ensure the successful execution of operational strategy.

  • Proactively maintains the highest level of expertise and skill while providing quality, timely, and accurate counsel to the organization by continuously improving services and relationships within Ball.

  • Proactively manages legal risk for the Corporation by hiring, supervising, and assisting outside counsel in successfully defending the organization in litigation and other legal matters while reducing the impact on Ball's financial resources.

  • Develops the individual and organizational capability and professional standards of the Legal function by maintaining the highest standards of integrity and developing future leaders at Ball through an environment of feedback, collaboration, and team achievement.

  • While the regular working cycle of this position is usually five days on (Monday-Friday), this job may include working weekends (Saturday and Sunday); working hours may vary as specified by management. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.

Position Requirements:

  • Must have obtained a four (4) year undergraduate degree, a three (3) year law degree, and be admitted to a state bar (preferably Colorado), or local equivalent for locations outside the United States.

  • Job Related Experience: A minimum of 10 year(s) in the field

  • Must have worked in a law firm or in a law department representing a publicly traded company; mastery and/or expert knowledge of functional domain (i.e. Commercial Contracts, Intellectual Property, Assistant Corporate Secretary, Compliance, Securities/Public Company/Governance, Employment, Employee Benefits, Data Protection, etc).

  • Must have prepared complex legal documents and persuasive legal documents; some litigation and commercial experience is preferred.

  • Business acumen.

  • Engaged people leader who demonstrates Ball Leadership Skills as described below.

  • Ability to apply independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of advanced legal techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  • Ability to apply knowledge of law in broad areas of assignments.

  • Experience in working with global, multinational and remote teams in a matrix organization, with demonstrated ability to work across multiple critical paths while fostering a collaborative environment.

  • Substantial level of excellence in written and verbal communication; strong ability to engage and partner with senior level stakeholders (i.e. Board members, C-suite).

  • Other Qualifications:M.B.A. or C.P.A. or equivalent is an asset.

Demonstrated Ball Leadership Skills:


  • Inspirational Role Model-Understands themselves and seeks opportunities to learn. Shows composure, responding consistently, openly, and courageously in all situations.

  • Authentic Leadership-Demonstrates humility in the way they lead others. Takes a stand for what is right and admits their mistakes.

  • Leadership Presence-Inspires trust in the broader organization. Acts on a sense of what the organization most needs to elevate its impact and move forward through complexity.


  • Relationship Builder-Listens and empathizes, engages a wide range of people. Embraces peoples' differences and helps every individual feel special and valued.

  • People Grower-Encourages leadership in others and takes risks to help others grow. Champions collaboration across the organization.

  • Culture Champion-Consciously evolves the culture to help secure the future of the business. Recognizes where behaviors need to change and how to change them.


  • Results Oriented-A desire to make things happen, sets stretch goals, and motivates others to achieve them. Always looking to create a better result for customers.

  • Future Catalyst-Communicates a vision of the future that compels others and helps them see around corners. Embraces change, takes risks, and seeks diverse perspectives.

  • Breakthrough Strategist-Sees connections others don't see. Translates this new insight into break-through strategies that open up new directions. Enrolls others in the new.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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