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In House Legal Counsel: Commercial & Contracts (REMOTE)

Company: Advance Auto Parts
Location: Roanoke
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSUMMARYReporting directly to the Vice President, Associate General Counsel (Commercial/Contracts), this position will be part of a collaborative team working directly with our internal business partners, including senior corporate executives, to help solve business problems, review contracts and generally drive successful business outcomes. In particular, this position is responsible for providing practical advice and legal expertise to business clients in departments throughout our organization including: Marketing, Procurement, Information Technology, Supply Chain, Merchandising, Advertising, Finance and Accounting, Commercial Sales and Customer Support. The work will also include trademark analysis and review, as well as management of the company's overall intellectual property portfolio. Knowledge and experience in implementing emerging technology and next generation legal processes a major plus.Work assignments consist of major and complex commercial transactions, contract negotiation, drafting and associated review work and other legal tasks. Considerable legal judgment and experience, a detailed understanding of our company and business along with outstanding communication and analytical skills are required.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Advise executives and management on business decisions and the impact of legal considerations.
  • Interpret and provide counsel to internal business and functional partners regarding contractual obligations and requirements of applicable law and regulations.
  • Review, analyze and negotiate complex commercial agreements, including transactions relating to: domestic and international supply chain, merchandising (including revenue recognition, defects and product returns), marketing and sponsorship, professional consulting services, technology, information technology (including SaaS agreements), e-commerce, telecommunications, transportation, customer sales and human resources.
  • Design, evaluate and update terms and conditions of internal templates used with both customers and suppliers.
  • Collaborate with business and marketing teams to develop, review and implement marketing and branding strategies.
  • Analyze and advise on trademark-related issues; manage and maintain company s intellectual property portfolio.
  • Assist Associate General Counsel and other Team members in designing and implementing systems, processes and procedures designed to streamline and improve quality of contract review and other Team functions.
  • Monitor and maintain awareness of pending and existing legislation, regulations and developments that are relevant to the Company s business interests and operations, particularly relating to contracts/commercial legal matters.
  • Help assure company compliance relating to certain regulatory matters such as trade and global sourcing, pricing and antitrust and safety; advise business teams re same.
  • Review and analyze inquiries from regulatory authorities and their agents; assist in preparation and delivery of responses.
  • Develop legal strategies and planning in response to commercial issues or disputes; work closely with business partners to negotiate and resolve these matters.
  • Engage and manage outside counsel, as needed.
  • Develop and conduct training materials/classes on assigned topics.
  • Provide support for Litigation, M&A, Compliance and other Legal Teams, as needed. QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Ability to handle high work volume and exercise judgment to prioritize tasks.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
    • Ability to read, analyze, understand and interpret complex legal and business documents.
    • Ability to respond discretely and effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
    • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial and/or complex topics to all levels of management and outside third parties.
    • Ability to understand and analyze budget/P&L statements and manage fees/expenses on a proactive basis.
    • High level of reasoning ability required.
    • Ability to define problems, make relevant inquiries, collect and analyze complex data and conflicting viewpoints, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, as well as make strategic decisions and persuasive arguments.
    • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEJuris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school required, and at least 8-10 years experience practicing law in a law firm and/or corporate environment.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESNoneCERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSMust have valid license to practice law issued from the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners or the equivalent governing body in another U.S. State. Must meet annual continuing legal education and other requirements needed to maintain 'Active' status in the applicable state.The position is intended to be located in the Raleigh, NC offices of the Company, although remote work arrangements will be considered.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Regularly requires to sitting/standing, talking/hearing and walking. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Keywords: Advance Auto Parts, Roanoke , In House Legal Counsel: Commercial & Contracts (REMOTE), Legal , Roanoke, Virginia

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