Exclusive In-House Opportunity (REMOTE)

We are pleased to share an exciting new In-House opportunity, which is fully remote!!  Our client, a fast-growing consumer products company, is seeking its first-ever General Counsel who will primarily be responsible for taking the lead on all agreements/contracts and compliance matters, including developing, implementing, and managing all compliance programs across the company.  Additional details are below.


This is a rapidly expanding company, with a terrific culture where they work hard, but have lots of fun.  It boasts a large number of women in key roles (including its co-founder) and it maintains a very supportive culture/community where everyone’s diverse input is valued and respected, no matter what level you’re at.  You can’t take yourself too seriously and you must be a kind, collegial person who gets along with everyone.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop compliance requirements for all departments 
  • Oversee and monitor the implementation of all compliance plans
  • Review and revise all major agreements/contracts
  • Coordinate IP/Patent materials with outside counsel
  • Create and execute on annual communication, training, monitoring, and auditing plans
  • Report regularly to leadership, COO and CEO on the progress of implementation, and assist all departments in establishing methods to improve efficiency and eliminate the vulnerability to oversight and violations
  • Stay current with relevant regulations to ensure all departments are equipped to remain compliant
  • Ensure all independent contractors and outside agencies are aware of the requirements of the compliance program and all regulatory standards
  • Coordinate periodic reviews of all Marketing materials, Sales Programs, Product/Package Development, Employment Matters, and more
  • Respond to audits, investigations, and queries as the principal point of contact
  • Manage the department budget and coordinate with vendors, third parties, and others to develop and maintain the compliance program
  • Perform periodic risk assessments and response plans

Your Qualifications

  • Law degree (from an accredited school) and be in good standing with your State Bar Association
  • 5 +/- years of compliance experience, preferably in the medical device, ingestible, and/or cosmetics verticals
  • Experience in leading compliance functions for fast-growing organizations
  • In-depth knowledge of commercial, compliance and regulatory matters (FDA and others) related to the commercialization of consumer products in the health and wellness market – international experience is a plus.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and comfort in managing responsibility within a remote workforce
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to convey complex situations and regulations to a diverse set of stakeholders while maintaining influence on the compliance issues
  • Unparalleled problem solving and decision-making skills, matched with an ability to think creatively and devise solutions to challenging problems
  • Independent and analytically driven, you see problems before they happen and pro-actively provide immediate solutions
  • Strong sense of accountability combined with a team-first approach
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced dynamic work environment while thinking critically to help the company achieve its goals while maintaining compliance

If you’re interested, please send your resume to Spencer@VillasenorAndAssociates.com