Corporate Counsel

Job location:
Roswell, Georgia, USA
Created moment:
January 1, 1970
Job reference:
REQ - 06004

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 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.


Based at our North American headquarters in Roswell, Georgia, you will serve as the principal business lawyer in North America for one or more market segments or sub-segments of the Performance Minerals Americas business area.  In this role, you will handle all commercial contracts for customers in these markets, as well as other business legal matters as they arise.

You will also lead the Legal department’s relationship with the North America 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 several major purchasing categories, and for coordinating all purchasing legal work across the department.

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 legal contact for commercial teams operating in one or more markets;

  • Serve as primary legal contact for Purchasing function in North America;

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

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

  • Engage directly with senior management with little or no supervision; and  

  • Assist with additional tasks and projects as required.


  • 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;

  • Three 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 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;

  • Experience using Google Suite and contract management software a plus; and

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


  • Roswell, GA (North American Headquarters); hybrid office attendance policy

  • Reports directly to Managing Counsel – North America.

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.