Arby's

About Arby's

 

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

30301

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Senior Counsel, Marketing and IT/Digital

Arby's - Atlanta

Posted: 07/4/2018

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: Senior Counsel is responsible for providing enterprise-wide legal support to the IT/Digital and Marketing Teams. This position also may manage a paralegal.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide enterprise-wide legal support to the digital/IT and marketing (including culinary and beverage) teams on a variety of day-to-day legal matters, including regulatory compliance, contracts, and intellectual property
  • Lead contract negotiation, drafting, and review for complex, high-value technology contracts critical to the ongoing operations of the organization
  • Oversee the legal review of enterprise-wide projects, such as website, in-restaurant tablet, or loyalty program development, to ensure compliance and minimize legal liability
  • Coordinate enterprise-wide data privacy and data retention policies
  • Analyze legal risks for new initiatives, from ideation through implementation phases
  • Counsel and collaborate with cross-functional units of the enterprise to administer effective business development efforts
  • Promote change efforts impacting long-term goals in multiple business units
  • Manage the selection, use, and proficiency of applicable outside counsel as a supplemental and strategic resource, as needed

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Initiate and develop relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Educate business teams on legal risks and emerging legal trends
  • Effectively manage multiple high priority requests simultaneously and in a fast-paced environment
  • Direct work to outside counsel, internal resources, and address billing issues as needed to adhere to the legal budget
  • Take steps necessary to remain up to date on pertinent legal issues and legal education

 

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS or ABILITIES:

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Licensed and practicing attorney in good standing
  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • 5+ years of experience in a law firm and/or corporation, including significant experience working on technology matters
  • 5+ years of experience analyzing, interpreting, and communicating legal strategies and requirements for/to non-lawyer colleagues
  • Knowledge/skill in structuring, drafting, and negotiating a broad range of agreements, including technology development, SAAS, marketing, and services agreements

 

Preferred

  • Experience working with or for a franchisor or franchisee
  • Restaurant or hospitality industry experience
  • Some knowledge of alcohol laws applicable to licensed retailers

 

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, OR ABILITIES:

MAGNITUDE/SCOPE:

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Subject matter expert in emerging technology, intellectual property, data privacy, and, generally, contract law
  • Leadership ability in contract negotiation and drafting

 

Freedom to Act:

  • Oversee internal and external legal services for multiple business units
  • Develop legal and business processes to achieve business goals and minimize legal risk
  • Make autonomous legal decisions on matters affecting multiple business units
  • Report to Associate General Counsel weekly on ongoing enterprise-wide matters

 

Complexity:

  • Create legal and business solutions to problems inherent in novel technology, development, and marketing efforts
  • Understand complex and overlapping areas of law to maximize efficiency
  • Provide legal advice on a large variety of legal issues, including innovative initiatives

 

Interaction:

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Primary legal liaison for multiple business departments and stakeholders of various company initiatives
  • Communicate directly with internal and external clients on a daily basis

 

External Relationships:

  • Develop relationships with internal clients and outside counsel

 

 

DIRECT REPORTS: Paralegal

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands for this position are sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours. These physical requirements may be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodations.

 

 

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