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Counsel, Technology & Commercial

$165,000- $205,000/ year
Posted Jun 01
Full Time
HybridSan Francisco, California

Job ID: 244018

Location Name: CA-FSC SF Off (0174)

Address: 350 Mission St, 20th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States (US)

Job Type: Full Time

Position Type: Regular

Job Function: Legal

Remote Eligible: Hybrid Schedule

Company Overview

At Sephora we inspire our customers, empower our teams, and help them become the best versions of themselves. We create an environment where people are valued, and differences are celebrated. Every day, our teams across the world bring to life our purpose: to expand the way the world sees beauty by empowering the Extra Ordinary in each of us. We are united by a common goal - to reimagine the future of beauty .

The Opportunity

Legal Department

Ten attorneys (including the General Counsel) are responsible for all legal matters in the Americas (United States, Puerto Rico and Canada).

Your Role At Sephora

Sephora is seeking an experienced and self-motivated technology/commercial transactions attorney to join its Legal team. This position will support a wide range of commercial/technology transactions for Sephora teams, including for procurement of a range of technology, products, and services.

The successful candidate will have deep experience in negotiating complex technology and commercial agreements, be well-organized, have high attention to detail, have a proven ability to draft agreements from scratch and to handle multiple, complex matters simultaneously and independently without supervision. This is an amazing opportunity to play a key role in supporting the company’s continued growth.



  • Advise corporate clients directly regarding strategic sourcing matters and help them to mitigate legal issues
  • Provide legal support and expertise to our client teams by drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide variety of complex commercial agreements including technology and IT procurement contracts
  • Standardize terms and contractual language on complex commercial contracts with a particular emphasis on IT, technology and platform licensing, software licensing, vendor, supplier, and other day-to-day operational agreements related to procurement
  • Manage discussions with internal business stakeholders
  • Work with legal and product teams to review products, features, new applications and initiatives to provide legal risk mitigation strategies to ensure legal compliance for products.
  • Lead legal workflow for new and existing IT vendors, including review and negotiation of agreements and statements of work, maintain standard forms and exhibits, and work with key internal stakeholders across teams. c
  • Coordinate with legal, information security, trust & safety, data privacy, and other cross-functional colleagues on communication, policy development, and enforcement decisions.
  • Communicate with executive management and manage outside counsel, as needed
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with a wide variety of Sephora business units and other legal teams
  • Support continuous improvement of forms, policies, and processes to help streamline, simplify, and automate relevant contracting processes
  • Keep up to date on the latest developments in applicable laws, regulations, and industry trends



  • At least 3-5 years of transactional legal experience with an emphasis on technology (including hardware) at in a corporate legal department and/or at a law firm
  • Ability to identify, evaluate and provide risk-appropriate solutions to the business based on excellent legal and business judgment
  • Proven ability to succinctly and cogently articulate positions and to draft contracts in clear, concise language
  • Self-sufficient but know when to ask questions and otherwise involve appropriate stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and complete them on time
  • Familiarity with data protection and privacy issues in the context of technology and commercial transactions
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage aggressive deadlines
  • Be a team player who can perform assigned responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Experience working in a cross-department, cross-functional role requiring good relationship building skills
  • Prior experience working with retailers or consumer product companies is strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctorate degree from a U.S. accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of California (or other appropriate US jurisdiction)

The annual base salary range for this position is $165,000.00 - $205,000.00 The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include, as applicable, the applicant’s qualifications for the position; years of relevant experience; specific and unique skills; level of education attained; certifications or other professional licenses held; other legitimate, non-discriminatory business factors specific to the position; and the geographic location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will perform the job. Individuals employed in this position may also be eligible to earn bonuses. Sephora offers a generous benefits package to full-time employees, which includes comprehensive health, dental and vision plans; a superior 401(k) plan, various paid time off programs; employee discount/perks; life insurance; disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; and an employee referral bonus program. This job will be posted for a minimum of 5 days.

While at Sephora, you’ll enjoy…


  • The people. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented leaders and teams – people you can be proud to work with.
  • The learning. We invest in training and developing our teams, and you will continue evolving and building your skills through personalized career plans.
  • The culture. As a leading beauty retailer within the LVMH family, our reach is broad, and our impact is global. It is in our DNA to innovate and, at Sephora, all 40,000 passionate team members across 35 markets and 3,000+ stores, are united by a common goal - to reimagine the future of beauty.

You can unleash your creativity , because we’ve got disruptive spirit. You can learn and evolve , because we empower you to be your best. You can be yourself , because you are what sets us apart. This , is the future of beauty. Reimagine your future, at Sephora.

Sephora is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Sephora is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

Sephora will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.