Senior Counsel/Assistant GC – Supply Chain & Home Services in Hoffman Estates, IL at Transformco

Date Posted: 11/29/2021

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    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 1006801BR
Employing Entity: Transform SR LLC
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Law/Government Affairs
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

TransformCo, the owner of Sears Home Services, Kenmore and Shop Your Way, is looking for a smart and creative Senior Counsel or 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 and expand our home services and supply chain businesses.

As Senior Counsel, you will handle a wide range of commercial contract and regulatory matters, providing advice to our Supply Chain and Home Services business groups. You will edit, draft and negotiate agreements with an eye toward minimizing risk and reducing costs, while ensuring compliance with the law. You will also monitor and report on federal, state, and local legislative and/or regulatory changes and provide legal and strategic advice to business units, including ensuring compliance with laws and identifying legislative and/or regulatory opportunities. Your strong attention to detail, your comfort working one-on-one with internal clients, 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 contracts, including repair and home improvement agreements, service agreements, supply agreements, warehouse agreements, contractor agreements, marketing agreements, and IT agreements.
  • Provide counseling and advice relating to a wide range of regulatory and licensing matters, including those involving contractor trade and other licenses, home services and supply chain.
  • 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 five 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
  • Comfortable with research and analysis of statutes and regulations
  • 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, flexible and 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
  • The kind of person who enjoys working on wide range of legal issues and thrives in a fast paced environment.
  • Position dependent upon experience level.
  • Experience with U.S. Customs, supply chain, licensing, or sourcing a plus.
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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