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Commercial Counsel

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: USA: Woodlands, TX, US, 77380

Company: CPChem

You may not realize it, but you’ve likely used a product today made possible by the plastics and chemicals manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical. From medical supplies and electronics to food packaging and cosmetics, we create the building blocks for more than 70,000 consumer and industrial products.


Even as a global company with 5,000 employees, we maintain a “small company feel” and uphold a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion. Ask any Chevron Phillips Chemical employee what they like best about their job, and universally, the answer is “the people I work with!” We value work-life balance, and love to see our employees thrive both professionally and personally. There has never been a better time to work for Chevron Phillips Chemical. If you’re ready to grow with us and become part of our vision of being the premier Chemical Company, apply today!


Commercial Counsel


Chevron Phillips Chemical is seeking Commercial Counsel in support of assigned product lines in its Commercial organization.  This position, based in The Woodlands, Texas headquarters, will report directly to the Assistant General Counsel – Commercial.  CPChem Legal & Public Affairs is comprised of approximately 65 professionals responsible for managing legal, communications, and government affairs activities across CPChem’s global operations.




  • Acts as primary commercial legal advisor for assigned business units’ management and employees on domestic and international transactions and other commercially strategic matters


  • Drafts, negotiates, and advises on commercial agreements for assigned business units


  • Provides guidance with respect to key compliance topics, including but not limited to the competition laws, and on legal issues unique to sales of the assigned products


  • Reviews and provides counsel on informational materials produced by assigned product lines as well as product line inquiries received from customers and other external stakeholders


  • Advises on existing contracts, including in connection with disputes and force majeure events, in collaboration with the Dispute Resolution team, Public Affairs, and other relevant stakeholders


  • Develops and implements legal and compliance training programs for assigned business units


Professional Qualifications


  • Law degree from a nationally accredited law school, with strong academic performance


  • Admission to practice before a U.S. state bar, preferably Texas (Note: Admission to State Bar of Texas will be required in any event after reasonable period of time)


  • At least four (4) years of relevant experience in a corporate legal department or in private practice


  • Demonstrated experience with handling a broad range of commercial legal matters and issues, including demonstrated ability in timely and effectively working with cross-functional teams in pursuit of commercial transactions and maintaining awareness of, and communicating about, current trends in commercial contracting best practices


  • Literate in relevant compliance topics, including antitrust, anticorruption, and internal controls


  • Demonstrated experience advising management-level personnel on complex commercial matters and prudent legal practices


  • Able to apply traditional commercial principles and risk-based analysis in order to effectively advise and communicate on and implement sound contracting practices


  • Highly effective at distilling and explaining complex commercial issues to personnel at a variety of levels within the organization


  • Proven ability to manage third-party service providers, including direct management of outside counsel


Personal Characteristics


  • Strong and persuasive communication skills, with ability to discuss complex commercial law with employees at a variety of levels


  • Ability to effectively work as loyal and productive member of cross-functional teams


  • Comfortable and confident in providing risk-based legal guidance in a dynamic business environment on legal issues related to commercial contracting practices


  • Organized with strong ability to multi-task


  • Self-starter and personally driven to deliver superior work product and results


  • Exhibits highest legal and ethical standards consistent with company values


Chevron Phillips Chemical offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and at most locations, alternate work schedules. To learn more about Chevron Phillips Chemical and to be considered for a position, please visit us online today at


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Travel Requirements: Up to 5%

Eligibility for Relocation: No

Closing Date: 12/09/2022

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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