Senior Counsel - Contracts in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 2/11/2018

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    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 905047BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Law/Government Affairs
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

Sears Holdings is looking for a smart, fun, and creative Senior Counsel to join our legal team to support our transition from a traditional brick-and-mortar retailer to a nimble and innovative company focused on finding new ways to better our member’s lives and expand the reach of our legendary brands.
As a Senior Counsel, you will handle a wide range of commercial contract matters and commercial counseling support and advice for Sears’ merchant, procurement and brands business groups. Your work will focus on editing, drafting and negotiating agreements with an eye toward reducing costs, increasing profits, and minimizing risk, while ensuring compliance with the law. The assignments require strong attention to detail, direct contact with internal and external clients, and the ability to work with significant independence and apply critical judgment, often under challenging deadlines. The ability to develop and optimize contracting processes as a continuous improvement approach is critical.

Job Requirements

Your typical day may look something like this:
  • Structure, draft and negotiate a wide variety of commercial contacts, including supply agreements, international distribution agreements, license agreements, service agreements, marketing agreements, spokesperson agreements and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Provide counseling and advice relating to commercial matters, including anti-trust, trade regulation, financial services, 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 within the organization and assist in the development of best practices and procedure.
  • Grab a co-worker and head to the on-site cafeteria for lunch, or maybe go downstairs to the gym for a fitness class before grabbing a bite at the deli on your way back to your desk
We want you to succeed, so you need to be:

• A seasoned professional with around 5 years or more experience.

• 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

• Friendly, with a sense of humor

Extra awesome – we would be excited if you also have:

• Experience in a large law firm, Fortune 500 Company, or a combination of both.

• International Experience.
So why should you join Sears? 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.

Other awesome stuff:
Many members of the team telecommute one day per week
Shuttle from Blue line Rosemont station to Sears campus, complete with WiFi
Casual dress code
On-site gym
On-site cafeteria and separate deli
On-site dry cleaner
On-site hair salon