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Assistant General Counsel Commercial

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 1006690BR
Employing Entity: Transform SR Holding Management LLC
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Law/Government Affairs
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

Transformco, the new owner of the Sears and Kmart family of businesses, is looking for a smart, creative and experienced Assistant General Counsel to join our legal team and support our transition from a traditional brick-and-mortar retailer to a nimble and innovative company focused on finding new ways to better customers lives, expand the reach of the legendary brands and fine new ways to reach out to our customers through our ShopYourWay.

As an Assistant General Counsel, you will report to the Deputy General Counsel who oversees our Commercial Group, including the legal support for our Merchant, Procurement, Brands, ShopYourWay. Intellectual Property, Marketing, Member Technology, Licensed Business and Kmart Pharmacy business units. You will join a collaborative team supporting these areas made up of two lawyers and one paralegal. You will handle a wide range of commercial contract matters. You will edit, draft and negotiate agreements with an eye toward reducing costs, increasing profits, and minimizing risk, while ensuring compliance with the law. Your strong attention to detail, your comfort working one-on-one with internal clients and negotiating with vendors, and your ability to apply good, business-focused judgment are key attributes that will make you successful in this role.

Job Requirements

Your typical day may look something like this:
  • Structure, draft and negotiate a wide variety of commercial contacts, including supply agreements, sales agreements, license agreements, service agreements, and IT agreements.
  • Provide counseling and advice relating to commercial matters, including contract compliance matters and pre-litigation disputes.
  • Serve as liaison between your assigned business units and other Law Department professionals and areas, including litigation, regulatory, compliance and store operations.
  • Prepare and present training to business unit personnel.
  • Support reviews and analyses of contracting performance and management within the organization, and assist in the development of best practices and procedures.
We want you to succeed, so you need to be:
  • A licensed attorney with five or more years of sophisticated legal experience, either in-house or at a law firm
  • Comfortable with contracts, commercial law and negotiating to get the deal done
  • Great at writing, and able to make complex legal things easy to understand
  • Adaptable, and eager to learn and do new things. Experience with privacy law and/or willingness to learn is a plus.
  • The kind of person who loves to look for ways to do things differently and better you think up new ideas and run with them
  • A team player, willing to pitch in wherever you're needed
  • Client-focused you automatically want to understand your client's needs and work with them to achieve their goals
So why should you join Transformco? You will work with super smart and super nice people, who genuinely want you to succeed and be happy. On our team, we like to interact, exchange experiences and bounce ideas off of each other. When something comes along that's too big for any one of us to handle alone, we join up to get it done and help each other out. Our fast-paced and nimble culture means that people who do great work, and have a how can we get this done' attitude, will find plenty of room for expanded opportunities. Please note that, although we are excited to hear from all qualified candidates, relocation expenses are not reimbursable.

Posted: 2021-12-31 Expires: 2022-02-20

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