Director, Counsel - Corporate

Burlington StoresBurlington, New jerseyFull TimeOn Site

LOCATION 1830 Route 130 North Burlington NJ US 08016


Bring your skills as a Legal professional to a growing Fortune 500 retail company and certified Great Place to Work! As Director, Counsel – Corporate ,you’llwork on a broad variety of legal issues mainly focused on contractual agreements in a retail environment, vendor sourcing issues, and vendor due diligence.

The successful candidate will be a collaborative team player with 3-5 years of relevant experience in commercial contractual negotiation and drafting within an in-house corporate legal department setting and/or law firm. Large firm experience a plus. JD from a highly rated accredited law school required; must be a member of a State Bar with the ability to obtain New Jersey in-house certification if not admitted in New Jersey.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Negotiate, draft, edit, review and interpret commercial documents, including master service agreements, statements of work, license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, amendments, and other transactional documents
  • Provide sound legal advice and direction to minimize business risks and support thebusiness teams
  • Mitigate potential risks/issues and ensure compliance with applicable laws and policies by effectively assessing/determining the appropriate documentation necessary to meet business needs/requirements
  • Provide proactive risk assessment advice related to terms and conditions of agreements at the commencement of the vendor procurement process
  • Research various issues and draft memoranda with findings and recommendations
  • Clearly communicate to decision makers the risks & benefits of negotiating options and contractual provisions and make recommendations accordingly
  • Maintain status report of active and executed contracts and ensure appropriate approvals are archived with respect to executed agreements
  • Work with business partners to continuously improve efficiency and organization of internal contract review process
  • Create summaries of various agreements entered into by the company to assist in administering its ongoing vendor relationships
  • Conduct research and keep abreast of laws and industry-related topics that could impact applicable contracts and use this information to make appropriate adjustments to contractual templates
  • Collaborate to ensure consistency among company standards and contract terms, update contract templates as necessary, and work with Procurement Department on implementing templates in P2P system
  • Assist with research, review, and other activities related to vendor due diligence, including review of third party vendor due diligence reports and additional follow up
  • Assist Procurement and IT Departments with initial due diligence risk scoring and follow up queries

Burlington is committed to being an employer of choice. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package including a generous paid time off plan, a company matched 401(k) and an associate discount. Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work through various social responsibility initiatives. As a growing company, we offer high-performing, motivated associates a variety of professional development and career growth opportunities. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Posting Number 2021-168007

Location US-NJ-Burlington

Address 1830 Route 130 North

Zip Code 08016

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Posted Date 10/1/2021 1:49 PM

Career Site Category Corporate

Position Category Legal

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