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Counsel - Legal Operations

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087372
Corporate Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Feb 17, 2020

Counsel - Legal Operations

JCPenney is seeking a Commercial Attorney to join the Company’s Operations Group. This attorney will provide legal advice and assistance to management on a variety of commercial contracts, as well as with respect to regulatory issues affecting the Company. The Operations Group is a team of very talented attorneys who support the Company’s merchandise, marketing, intellectual property, product development, supply chain, omnichannel, information technology and vendor relationships through a fluid, team-oriented approach. The Company is looking for a client-focused attorney who has the ability to provide practical real-time advice and operate in a fast-paced, creative environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Draft, negotiate and review a wide variety of commercial contracts, including but not limited to logistics agreements, consulting services agreements, environmental services agreements, license agreements, as well as goods and services agreements.
  • Provide legal advice, guidance and recommendations to one or more of the Company’s business units with respect to regulatory issues affecting the Company, including but not limited to retail operations, logistics, health and safety, product safety and other regulations governing the distribution and sale of consumer products.
  • Work closely with senior management to achieve business objectives through a client-focused, responsive approach. Advises business clients regarding current and evolving issues affecting the Company.
  • Participate in Company-wide initiatives and other projects, as needed.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree, law degree, and law license in good standing required.
  • At least 5 years of experience negotiating and drafting commercial contracts and advising on legal issues affecting business operations; in-house experience preferred. Retail experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, particularly drafting, negotiation and responsiveness, are required.
  • Unquestioned ethics and integrity.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to understand business consequences of legal advice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team, including interfacing effectively with other members of the legal department, other departments, senior management, vendors, and external partners.

What you get:

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Counsel - Legal Operations
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087372

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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