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Payless ShoeSource is excited to announce an opening for a Counsel – Contracts and Retail Law to join our in-house corporate legal team at our world headquarters in Topeka, KS! This position reports to the Group Counsel – Global Litigation and Retail Law and will have responsibility for providing legal services to the corporation in the area of contracts (primarily in IT, but including, logistics, procurement, marketing, Ecommerce, and other subject areas), and some limited retail law issues, primarily in the U.S.
Included are a variety of contract law and negotiating issues related to advising the business and the IT department regarding Hardware lease and purchases, Software licenses, Software as a Service, installation and consulting services, statements of work, and some retail law issues. Issues include data security, indemnification, privacy, intellectual property rights, insurance, usage, and pricing. The position requires experience negotiating and drafting moderate to complex deals and providing real time advice to the business to address typical IT issues. The Counsel – Contracts and Retail Law will closely interact with internal clients by providing timely legal advice and solutions to contract law issues and resolving business relationship issues. The Counsel – Contracts and Retail Law will also perform any and all other duties as assigned.
Law degree from an accredited law school;Licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas or the ability to be admitted (under rule 712) within a year of starting work;Minimum of 3 years of applicable experience in contract law;Experience at a reputable law firm, government, or a corporate law department is required;Experience working in a team setting (attorneys, paralegals, or support staff) is required, and experience and comfort advising and working with business clients directly;Excellent vendor contract negotiation skills, in addition to experience drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts, including IT agreements, licenses, leases, sales contracts, professional services, content/data, and marketing agreements;IT technology, software, hardware, licensing, and SAAS agreements experience (negotiating, drafting, client counseling and strategizing) is required, and experience specific to Ecommerce operations is a plus;Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to work in a fast paced environment, as a team member, supporting the overall objectives of the organization in a pleasant and professional manner; and Exceptional organization skills which facilitate the effective management of several tasks at once, as well as superior analytical ability.
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Privately owned, medium size company, is excited to announce an opening for a Business Manager to engage and learn about a vast number of areas within the organization. Position will report to the CEO and assume responsibility for the following: facilities for multiple locations, reviewing lease agreements, negotiating contracts, project implementation and completion and management of activities in the areas of IT, Insurance, Risk Management, and Administration.
To ensure the organizational objectives are met, the individual will work with executive leadership to develop and implement new strategies in-line with the goals.
This position works closely with the CEO and the executive team in a variety of ongoing activities and projects.
· Negotiating various contracts
· Reviewing and preparing legal documents
· Project management of relocation endeavor. Hire and supervise subcontractors.
· Check that agreed work by staff or contractors has been completed satisfactorily and follow-up and resolve any deficiencies.
· Supervise and plan allocation and utilization of space and resources for new building, or reorganization of existing facilities
· Responsible for the management and supervision of IT Specialist and duties assigned
· Managing and leading change to ensure minimum disruption to core activities
· Ensuring all locations meet health and safety requirements and that facilities are in compliance.
· Coordinating and leading one or more teams to cover various areas of responsibility
· Calculating and comparing costs for required goods or services to achieve maximum value for money
· Responsible for all oversight relating to administration, security, maintenance and facilities.
Background and Qualities for Success:
Juris Doctorate preferred Bachelors degree in Business or Finance preferred 5+ years experience working in operations, facilities management or project management within the Construction or related industry preferred. Strong negotiating skills. Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Meet deadlines and multi-task with several projects at once. Can prioritize and complete projects timely. Ability to analyze complex problems, define and implement solutions. Strong work-ethic and willingness to fully engage in a variety of activities. Desire to learn and continuously strive for improvement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, disability, age, national origin or ancestry. Equal Opportunity Employer.