Director Counsel, Operational Strategies - Law Department
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.