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Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We’re making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.
From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you’ll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.
The Petco Legal department is looking for an experience attorney with general corporate skills and/or relevant experience to join our team as Director and Associate General Counsel reporting to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel. The Associate General Counsel will provide comprehensive legal Counsel and legal risk analysis related to Petco’s various business operations and initiatives. We are looking for someone who thrives in a fast-pace environment and enjoys working on a vast array of different issues on a day to day basis.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide day-to-day legal counsel to various Petco departments and comprehensive management and resolution of legal inquiries from business team members.
Build close cross-functional relationships with team members in supported business operations and obtain and maintain a solid knowledge of the products, services and objectives of those operations.
Draft, review and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements.
Provide legal support and advice regarding a breadth of general corporate, securities and regulatory matters.
Liaise between business and outside counsel to efficiently manage litigation.
Assist the Legal department efforts in the creation, implementation and refinement of forms, policies and procedures and prepare and deliver trainings to business groups from time to time.
Other duties and projects assigned by the Senior Vice President and General Counsel as they arise.
Education and Experience
J.D. with exceptional academic credentials
At least 5-8 years of relevant experience at a nationally reputable law firm and/or with a corporation.
Admitted and in good standing with the California State bar.
Interpersonal Skills and Competencies
The successful candidate must:
Demonstrate a naturally business-friendly approach to legal problem solving and be able to effectively counsel internal clients by providing them with clear and concise practical advice as well as creative solutions.
Be efficiently analytical and have exceptional business and legal issue identification and problem-solving skills.
Possess a strong desire to learn the business and new areas of law and to function integrally as part of a cross-departmental team.
Be confident, professional and quickly able to gain the respect and trust of business team members.
Have a positive attitude, sense of humor and work collaboratively with other members of the Legal team and internal clients.
Be extremely organized and efficient with strong follow-through and accountability.
Thrive in new and potentially uncomfortable situations and be able to simultaneously manage multiple client demands and shifting priorities within a fast-paced, and rapidly evolving environment.
Be a self-starter who is extremely sharp, quick to pick up new concepts, and willing and able to dig in and become an “expert” as needs arise.
With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World.