Job Details

Director, Senior Corporate Counsel

Location NEW YORK, New York, United States
Category Legal
Job Opened August 31st, 2021
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 210004W8
Job Type Full Time
Remote No

job description

Who We Are: 
Saks is a world-renowned luxury ecommerce destination. The company’s unique approach combines a focus on the digital customer experience with a strong connection to a network of extraordinary stores that extends that seamless experience into the real world. 

On its website and app, Saks offers an unparalleled selection of curated merchandise  across fashion for women and men, beauty, jewelry, home décor and more. In addition to the shopping experience, customers come to Saks for inspiring editorial content, access to digital stylists, lifestyle experiences and other world-class services. The company is currently in the midst of a dramatic expansion, driven by significant enhancements to its platforms and offerings, with the goal of becoming the preeminent destination for luxury internationally.

Role Summary: 
Reporting to the Associate Vice President, the Director, Senior Corporate Counsel will provide Saks with legal guidance on all contract work. In collaboration with Digital, Marketing, Tech, Merchandising and other cross-functional teams, the Director, Senior Corporate Counsel will be entrusted to provide day-to-day counsel as well as recommendations on policies/compliance protocols to protect Saks, its customers, its employees, and other third party partners.  

Key Qualifications: 

  • JD required. Member in good standing of the bar. Practicing lawyer with at least 8 years of general corporate-commercial experience; with requisite minimum of 4 years at a reputable law firm with significant experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating various types of commercial contracts. In-house experience is a plus but not required
  • Data privacy knowledge and experience
  • Candidate must have strong communication skills; the ability to present clear and practical legal advice; the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks and prioritize and schedule workload with minimal supervision
  • Be team-oriented and have the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, coworkers, and colleagues 
  • Ability to make reasoned decisions/recommendations and provide sound legal advice while considering the needs of the business
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination prior to beginning employment.

Role Description: 

  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements, including SaaS, technology, licensing, marketing, advertising, media, consulting, supply chain and other operational and vendor agreements
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to stakeholders regarding business and legal issues and risks
  • Issue-spot sensitive legal and business concerns within complex deals and coordinate with cross-functional teams to minimize risk
  • Improve the Legal Department’s database of form agreements
  • Engage in or lead various other Legal projects
  • Provide substantive support for the rest of the Legal team on an as-needed basis

Your Life and Career at Saks: 

  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate. 
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance 
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental). 
  • An amazing employee discount 

Thank you for your interest with Saks. We look forward to reviewing your application.
Saks provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Saks complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Saks welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.