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Date:  May 18, 2023
Job Req ID:  13831
Category:  Legal
Country/Region:  US
State:  IL
City:  Chicago
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Counsel


As Counsel at Kellogg, you will engage collaboratively to enable our business as a subject matter expert providing strategic advice and legal counsel on commercial law and contracts expertise.  The role can be based out of Chicago, IL or Battle Creek, MI and will work on a hybrid, in office and work from home model. 


You’ll engage in a variety of tasks, including work related to contracts, information technology, and intellectual property. Using your talent for building collaborative relationships, you’ll successfully partner with functional team members in global information technology, IT procurement, business services, real estate, and others to drive our company’s continued success.  Together we will shape a stronger future for our company and your career.


Kellogg is progressing toward unleashing our full potential by the end of 2023. After this portfolio transformation journey is complete, this role will support Kellanova, a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, plant-based foods, and North America frozen breakfast.  Learn more about our bold next steps at   




  • Subject Matter Expert –  Help to shape our success by serving as a legal and contracts “subject matter expert” on IT transactions, business process outsourcing transactions, and real estate transactions.  You will help to set legal strategy and provide advice and counsel on a broad range of business topics.  This includes general corporate matters, intellectual property, commercial law, bankruptcy law, dispute resolution, and commercial liability and risk assessment.   
  • Contracts and Contract Management – In this role you will serve as one of the contract experts for the Legal & Compliance department’s Global Transactions Practice Group.  You will structure, draft, review, and negotiate a variety of agreements including those relating to complex IT, business process outsourcing and real estate transactions.  As our contracts expert in those subject matters you will also counsel Kellogg lawyers around the world on complex commercial matters. 
  • Bring the Outside, In – We will rely on you to scope out new developments in case law and new or pending legislation and regulations relating to your subject matter areas.  This includes advising the appropriate company personnel of any potential impact on the company’s business. 






  • Juris Doctorate and Licensed attorney
  • 10+ years of contract (including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating) or corporate/general business law experience, including significant experience with information technology transactions
  • Proven ability to handle multiple legal matters successfully and creatively in various legal areas in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, analyze, and assess complex issues and risks being a creative problem solver
  • Demonstrated ability to draft clear and concise language in documents and contracts
  • Understand negotiation techniques; be an effective negotiator
  • Communicate information, ideas, and issues to commercial partners in an articulate, persuasive, succinct, timely, and commercial-friendly manner
  • Understand current and emerging substantive legal issues



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If we can help you with a reasonable accommodation throughout the application or hiring process, please


This role takes part in Locate for Your Day, Kellogg’s hybrid way of working that empowers office-based employees to, in partnership with their managers, find a balance between working from home and the office.




Kellogg Company is a multibillion-dollar company with over 30 thousand employees all over the globe. We are proud to make delicious foods that people love – foods that you grew up with like Frosted Flakes, Cheez It, Eggo, Pop-Tarts, Crunchy Nut, Pringles, as well as innovative foods such as MorningStar Farms, RX bar, and Noodles. Our KValues and BetterDays commitments are at the core of who we are, what we believe and what brings us together. We’re proud to say we’ve been awarded with Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies”, DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity”, Newsweek’s “Most Loved Workplaces”, and many more awards that you can check out here.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has been part of our DNA since the beginning. Clearly stated in our Code of Ethics “we have respect for individuals of all backgrounds, capability and opinions.” We believe that equity is more than leveling the playing field. It is making sure barriers, both tangible and intangible, are removed. Interested in the numbers? We hold ourselves accountable with our yearly Features report.


Kellogg is proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!




The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.  #LI-Hybrid


Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   


Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this link.


Relocation Assistance: Yes


Let’s create the future of food,

Kellogg Recruitment


Kellogg is taking bold next steps on its portfolio transformation journey by separating its North American cereal business by the end of 2023, resulting in two independent public companies, each better positioned to unlock their full standalone potential. Learn more at

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