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Senior Counsel - Commercial

Company: Albertsons Companies
Location: Boise
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Counsel - Commercial

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest foods and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, including Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco and Vons, and it has a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our associates, we have locations across the U.S.

Our Team:

The Legal Department is a group of talented attorneys and legal professionals who pride themselves on being trusted advisors, thought partners, and strategic problem solvers for the business. Our work is challenging, innovative and dynamic. We are committed to acting with the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We strive to have a positive impact on our associates, customers and the company.

The Legal Department is a group of talented attorneys and legal professionals who pride themselves on being trusted advisors, thought partners, and strategic problem solvers for the business. Our work is challenging, innovative and dynamic. We are committed to acting with the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We strive to have a positive impact on our associates, customers and the company.

Reporting to the VP, the Senior Counsel, Commercial is an integral member of the Legal Department. The Senior Counsel, Commercial will provide legal support to Albertsons on a variety of commercial legal matters, with a principal focus on reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements, supporting commercial strategies, and developing efficient contract management processes. The Senior Counsel, Commercial provides leadership on legal matters relating to contracts. This attorney will have a multi-faceted role working cross-functionally with senior leadership. The Senior Counsel, Commercial will be responsible for the review, drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements across a diverse set of arrangements and supervise the work of others as a direct manager and act as a resource to others in the legal and compliance departments. This attorney will play a key role in continuous improvement efforts to streamline legal services, adopt new tools and processes, and prioritize business demands.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage, lead, and develop a team dedicated to contracting matters in the Legal and Compliance department.
  • Draft and negotiate commercial and vendor contracts in partnership with business clients and cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in leadership of the Legal and Compliance Department as a member of the Department's senior leadership team.
  • Provide leadership in process improvement and transformation efforts relating to the contracting process, including but not limited to standardizing contracts.
  • Manage workload and delegate certain matters to other team members as appropriate for the needs of the business.
  • Handle additional assignments and responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate.
  • At least 7-10+ years of relevant legal experience obtained at a law firm, in-house, or a combination of both.
  • Expert level contract drafting and negotiation skills.

Personal Traits and Attributes:

  • Experience in retail and/or a food-related industry.
  • Supervisory and/or management experience.
  • Urgency and results focus to ensure timely and appropriate response to issues raised.
  • Exceptional business judgment and acumen.
  • Strong organizational, time management, project management skills with proven ability to delegate, prioritize, multi-task and manage in a fast-paced setting.
  • Ability and willingness to delegate, prioritize, multi-task and manage in a fast-paced setting.
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative to address problems and make continuous process improvements while meeting deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, effective listening, appropriate use of style and language for the audience and ability to work with all levels of employees and management.
  • Collaborative nature and strong teamwork and business partnering skills.

What it is like at Albertsons?

Albertsons Culture Principles

  • Compassion: We always treat each other with kindness and respect
  • Team: We always support and recognize each other
  • Inclusive: We always value everyone's perspective
  • Learning: We always strive to grow and develop ourselves and others
  • Competitive: We always act with integrity to win over the customer
  • Ownership: We always take actions to drive our success

Keywords: Albertsons Companies, Boise , Senior Counsel - Commercial, Other , Boise, Idaho

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