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Director, Counsel

$150,000- $180,000/ year
Posted Apr 24
Full Time
HybridBurlington, New Jersey


Burlington is looking to add a detail-oriented & engaging Director, Counsel to our Corporate Legal Team. This is an exciting opportunity for a lawyer to do sophisticated legal work in a dynamic corporate law department setting within a rapidly growing Fortune 500 retail company. The attorney in this role will work on a broad variety of legal issues mainly focused on contractual agreements in a retail environment, vendor sourcing issues, and vendor due diligence.


A Day in the Life

  • Negotiate, draft, and review various commercial documents, providing legal guidance to minimize risks and support business objectives.

  • Assess business needs and determine appropriate documentation to ensure compliance with laws and mitigate risks.

  • Offer proactive risk assessment advice during vendor procurement processes.

  • Research and provide recommendations on legal issues, communicating risks and benefits to stakeholders.

  • Identify significant issues for escalation to senior legal personnel.

  • Maintain contract status reports, archive approvals, and streamline internal contract review processes.

  • Summarize agreements for ongoing vendor relationships and update contract templates as needed.

  • Stay updated on relevant laws and industry trends, adjusting contractual templates accordingly.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure consistency in contract terms and standards.

  • Assist in vendor due diligence activities, including reviewing reports and providing follow-up support to Procurement and IT Departments.


You’ll Come With

  • JD from a highly rated accredited law school

  • Member of a State Bar and ability to obtain New Jersey in-house certification if not admitted in New Jersey.

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in commercial contractual negotiation and drafting within an in-house corporate legal department setting and/or law firm

  • Ability to manage and communicate with Legal department members and outside counsel and vendors

Come join our team. You’re going to like it here!

You will enjoy a competitive wage, flexible hours, and an associate discount. Burlington’s benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage including life and disability insurance. Full time associates are also eligible for paid time off, paid holidays and a 401(k) plan.

We are a rapidly growing brand, and provide a variety of training and development opportunities so our associates can grow with us. Our teams work hard and have fun together! Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.