ACH Food Companies, Inc.
  • Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA
  • Full Time


  • Provides secretarial/administrative support for the ABF Americas Legal department to facilitate the efficient functioning of the department in meeting its short and long term strategic objectives.
  • Reviews and monitors all legal fees and outside counsel to ensure proper and timely payment. Creates and maintains a tracking system to track legal fees and prepares detail reports upon request in regard to legal expenditures for all of ABF.
  •  Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics while maintaining confidentiality. In particular proficiency with PowerPoint
  • Assist in the routing of correspondence, collecting information, initiating telecommunications.
  • Administers an effective corporate legal database and filing system for ABF America businesses.
  • Maintain a director or officer database and communicate changes to the CoSec department.
  • Work with parent company legal and Tax to prepare and coordinate filings with CT Corporation and other state and federal agencies and offices, including the preparing and filing of corporate charters and annual filings.
  • Manages the receipt of lawsuits/claims served on the company and route the same to the appropriate attorney and/or person at the business.
  • Maintains schedules by maintaining calendar, itinerary, and vacation schedule; arranging meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel for legal team.
  • Maintains/tracks training compliance activities for all of ABF Americas.
  • Maintains database of contracts.
  • Maintains and tracks in-house counsel CLE compliance.
  • Assists with the record retention and maintenance duties.
  • Provides support to departmental group as necessary.
  • Gathers information and coordinates monthly legal report for parent company reflecting legal activities of all outside counsel and ABF attorneys as directed for each of ABF America subsidiaries.
  • Assists with special projects for legal and other departments as needed.


Job Requirements/Skill Competencies:

  • High School Diploma.   College Degree Preferred
  • 3+ years of Administrative Experience.     Law Firm or Corporate Legal department experience a plus.
  • PC proficient with ability to utilize Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Strong PowerPoint skills required.
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Problem Solving- Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Develops alternative solutions.
  • Organizational - Exhibits superior organizational skills.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict. Takes ownership of and accountability for work product.   Maintains confidentiality. Represents Legal department professionally.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Listens and gets clarification. Responds well to questions. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and phone etiquette is essential.  
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively. Strong editing and grammar skills in English required.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Makes timely decisions.
  • Confidentiality- Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities.
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