Sr. Counsel, Loyalty Programs
Sears - Hoffman Estates, IL

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The Senior Counsel position reports to the Associate General Counsel-Strategic Transactions

Key responsibilities:
  • Provide legal counseling to Shop Your Way team;
  • Monitor terms and conditions of the overall SYWRewards program
  • Structure, draft, and negotiate commercial agreements.
  • Provide practical legal advice that furthers business objectives.
  • Identify risks inherent in contract terms and develop solutions to complex problems that mitigate risk and promote successful contract execution.
  • Manage legal risks and assist in managing business risks and resolving pre-litigation disputes.
  • Counsel and conduct training for business team
Qualifications:Other responsibilities:
  • Review SYWR emails, coupons, social media and texting offers to members and all other relevant marketing collateral
  • Day to day counseling on marketing offers, social media, and SMS texting
  • Review all promotions and sweepstakes
  • Counsel on sweepstakes
  • Draft SYWR inter-company retail agreements and national, regional, and local/small-business external Retail Establishment agreements
  • Draft and revise Member facing program Terms and conditions
  • Counsels business teams on legal and compliance matters relating to loyalty program issues
  • Directs and conducts legal due diligence efforts
  • Manages legal and business risks
  • Experience with loyalty programs
  • Experience with marketing issues
  • Experience with contract negotiations and drafting
  • Experience with privacy law and policy
  • Experience with state and federal deceptive trade practice law and regulation
  • Experience with SMS texting
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Judgment, including ability to determine appropriate allocation of limited resources among competing priorities
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to juggle multiple priorities and meet short deadlines
  • Strong working knowledge of customer loyalty programs
  • Ability to work independently as a legal project leader
  • Experience working effectively with senior level management
  • Ability quickly and accurately to recognize areas of risk/opportunity
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Excellent communication skills, both speaking and writing
  • Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Works well on both legal and business teams
  • Asks "why" at the right times and knows how to develop the answer
  • Combination of advertising and trade practice, 5 – 10 years. In-house experience in a consumer branded business is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated exceptional achievement

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