A position in legal compliance that requires initiative, attention to detail and drive for excellence within a collaborative setting. Intelligent and personable professional with over 10 years experience dealing with a variety of legal and compliance issues for a large beverage distributor. Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Thrive in deadline-driven environments. Detail oriented, highly organized. Excellent writing skills and analysis. Microsoft Office proficient. Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records. Demonstrated history of producing meaningful, accurate, and timely reports. Motivated and flexible. A problem solver and small group manager. Able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure.
01/2004 to Current
Legal Compliance ManagerCOLUMBIA DISTRIBUTING – Portland, OR
Manage legal and compliance activities for a major northwest beverage distributor with 3,000 employees and annual sales over $900MM.
Draft, review, negotiate and coordinate execution of all company contracts and leases - Suppliers, Customers, and Vendors.
Designed contract database highlighting key agreement terms in order to evaluate trends in contract details.
Manage brand acquisitions - draft agreements, gather due diligence, finalize closing details, and communicate information across company.
Wrote, implemented and administer company programs: Document Retention, Fleet Safety Program, New Supplier Process.
Co-Wrote and implemented several company policies - Contract Signing Authority, NSF, Unattended Delivery.
Created standard confidentiality, release, brand transfer, distributor agreements for company use.
Developed and manage New Supplier process to ensure compliance and communication across the company.
Designed new supplier performance analysis based on actual sales versus projected.
Authored company guidebook on state liquor rules; led compliance trainings.
Administer Compliance for City, State, Federal and Tribal regulatory agencies - OSHA, WISHA, DOT, FDA, DOA.
Manage State and Federal alcohol licensing - OLCC, WSLCB, TTB.
Coordinate other legal matters with outside counsel.
Additionally manage Risk Management, Insurance and Safety programs.
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BA: EconomicsOREGON STATE UNIVERSITY Knox College - Corvallis Galesburg, OR IL Economics