Director Counsel, Operational Strategies - Law Department

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Jul 04, 2017
Jul 21, 2017
Business, Other
Employment Status
Full Time

JOIN US AS DIRECTOR COUNSEL, OPERATIONAL STRATEGIES About This OpportunityTarget is seeking a collaborative and self-motivated attorney with at least three years of legal experience to serve as Director Counsel. This attorney will provide transactional support, legal advice, and strategic direction to Target on a wide variety of matters in support of Target's strategies and operations.  The work will include the following:
  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and working closely with business partners on various agreements in support of strategic initiatives, including software license agreements, software as a service agreements, purchase agreements, service agreements, and other commercial agreements.
  • Providing general legal support, including in the areas of commercial disputes, transaction structuring and strategy, process improvements, and other issues
  • Creating and providing client training, self-help tools, and best practices.
  • Developing and managing policies and procedures regarding contracts and commercial relationships, including development of appropriate form documents and clauses.
  • Developing expertise in relevant Target business processes in order to deliver outstanding and timely strategic legal advice.
  • Establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with a broad and varying set of internal business and legal partners and outside resources.
  • Coordinating work with other attorneys and professionals in the Law Department in order to provide efficient and effective legal services.
  • 3 to 7 years of experience as a commercial attorney in a strong transactional or contracts-based practice, at least 2 years of experience with technology contracts (e.g. software licensing, SaaS, smart hardware), and a good working knowledge of intellectual property law.
  • Excellent sense of prioritization and highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Business-oriented problem solver and a flexible team player.
  • Possess strong writing, analytical, negotiation, and communication skills, including confident public speaking abilities.
  • Ability to analyze complex contracts and transactions and propose creative and practical solutions, even in ambiguous situations.         
  • J.D. degree with excellent academic credentials from accredited law school.
  • Admitted or eligible for admission to the Minnesota bar.