Counsel - Contracts in Hoffman Estates, IL at Transformco

Date Posted: 11/15/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Date Posted:
    11/15/2019
  • Job ID:
    988968BR

Job Description

Req/Job ID: 988968BR
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 and creative 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 and expand the reach of the legendary Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands.

As Counsel, you will handle a wide range of commercial contract matters, providing advice to our brands (Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard), merchant, vendor support, financial services and pharmacy business groups. 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 business-focused good 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, international distribution agreements, license agreements, service agreements, marketing agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Provide counseling and advice relating to commercial matters, including anti-trust, trade regulation, financial services, due diligence, warranty, contract matters and pre-litigation disputes.
  • Serve as liaison between your assigned business units and other Law Department professionals and areas, including litigation, marketing, intellectual property, regulatory and 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 procedure.
We want you to succeed, so you need to be:
  • A licensed attorney with two or more years of sophisticated 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
  • 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.


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