Corporate Purchasing Counsel

Job location:
Roswell, Georgia, USA
Created moment:
March 15, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05577

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Corporate Purchasing Counsel

Job Summary

With a presence in 50 countries and more than 18,300 employees, Imerys is a global leader in mining and processing industrial minerals that are incorporated into thousands of products that we all use every day. We do our work while meeting ambitious criteria for responsible development, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship.


  • Roswell, GA (North American Headquarters)

  • Reports directly to General Counsel – North America.


Based at our North American headquarters in Roswell, Georgia, you will serve as the principal business lawyer in North America for the North American Purchasing function.  The Purchasing team engages across the entire supply chain to procure essential goods and services required to perform our business.  It serves all three of the Imerys business areas present in North America.  You will be personally responsible for all contracts requiring legal drafting or review that are generated by the Purchasing function in North America.  The Corporate Counsel will serve as a strategic advisor to the business, advising on all manner of new initiatives while promoting responsible business practices and proactively managing legal risk.  You will be a valued partner to your clients and a member of a cohesive legal team that supports a global powerhouse in our industry.  


  • Serve as primary lawyer for Purchasing function in North America;

  • Independently manage complex negotiations regarding a broad spectrum of matters;

  • Draft, negotiate, and finalize a wide variety of commercial agreements; and  

  • Assist with additional tasks and projects as required, including commercial excellence initiatives, sustainable purchasing, and other significant business transactions.


  • Successful US-based candidates must be fully Covid-19 vaccinated before the employment start date unless exempted by applicable law.

  • J.D. degree and membership in good standing in at least one state bar;

  • Five or more years of law practice, either in-house or at a reputable law firm;

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;

  • Broad and consistent experience drafting and negotiating a variety of business agreements; 

  • Proven ability to independently manage a large number and variety of mission-critical projects;

  • Quick learner and willing to take on new tasks as needed;

  • Sound and practical business judgment and a keen interest in deeply understanding the business; 

  • Consistent, responsive, high-quality legal service in a dynamic business environment;

  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office; experience using Google Suite and contract management software a plus; and

  • Limited travel required (less than 15 days per year). 

Imerys is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at Imerys are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Imerys will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.