Lead Paralegal - Operational Strategies

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 25, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

Classification: Exempt

Date: July 2019

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

To match the signature style and passion of Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Legal Affairs is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of experts. Whether specializing in law, government affairs, employee relations, risk, compliance, ethics, security or food safety, we use our expertise and influence to advocate for Target, support Target's business and mitigate risk for the company. We work with both internal and external entities on key issues that affect Target's ability to productively, ethically and securely conduct business. Through our understanding of Target's business models and operations, we help facilitate Target's growth, and provide guidance that leaders rely on to make appropriate, well-informed decisions. Simultaneously, we help protect the business by applying our comprehensive understanding of risk and the law on issues that impact our brand, guests, team members, stores, distribution centers and corporate locations. Here, you'll enjoy working autonomously with a healthy work-life balance. Your passion for learning the business, collaborating with others and building relationships will be essential to tackling the ever-changing legal and risk-based challenges we face in a dynamic and fast-paced retail environment.

A role in Operational Strategies means providing strategic legal support to the teams responsible for acquiring the goods, services and technology that Target relies on for its operations. Here, you'll be a part of the team that supports our enterprise-wide sourcing and procurement transactions. Your analytic skills and your ability to draft and negotiate will positively impact commercial contracts for goods, services, and technology, including hardware agreements, software licenses, and software as a service (SaaS) agreements.

As a Lead Paralegal (Operational Strategies), you will draft and negotiate commercial contracts and technology agreements as well as develop and implement strategies and best practices for facilitating contract development and negotiation. The paralegal will play an integral role in a variety of transactions and regularly represent the law department through direct contact with clients and vendor representatives.

Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • College degree or ABA-approved paralegal certificate.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience as a paralegal in a transactional or contracts-based practice with experience negotiating and drafting contracts for a variety of transactions, including goods, services, and technology.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to tailor message by audience and deliver clear and concise advice in a timely manner.
  • High level of professionalism and initiative, with the ability to manage ambiguity, risk and uncertainty and proactively anticipate issues.
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and work with varied client groups.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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