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The Junior Counsel will be responsible for the review, negotiation and management of all business contracts, including the continued oversight and monitoring activities throughout a contracts lifespan, under the supervision of the Legal Department. This includes oversight of the contract management process, as well as development of specific standards for bidding and submission, contract negotiations and document management. The Junior Counsel will gather data, maintain documentation, and perform routine aspects of contract administration and provide general legal advice and support on business matters in a fast-paced environment. This role requires close collaboration with various business units, including Procurement, Operations, Accounts Payable, and Finance.
Oversee organizational contract development and management activities such as contract expiration tracking and renewal schedules
Ensure that contracts and proposals are properly entered into organizational databases and securely maintained
Draft and negotiate contractual provisions based on strategy discussions, senior management input, and organizational needs and expectations
Assure accuracy and appropriateness of contract text and attachments.
Serve as primary organizational contact during contract negotiations.
Engage relevant stakeholders in negotiation decisions involving legal or regulatory requirements, contract standards and cost targets
Develop and execute negotiation strategies that minimize potential losses and benefit the organization’s financial performance.
Maintain deadlines on deliverables and communicate on an ongoing basis with business partners and internal clients about contractual issues.
Review contractual performance of both parties to ensure compliance with terms and to identify conflicts or changes requiring resolution at contract renewal.
Organize and track general legal documents (policies, correspondence, etc.)
Conduct legal research and prepare legal memoranda and analysis
Work with vendors to complete the contract process
Assist the company’s records retention process
Ability to work well as part of a strategic team in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment, completing multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
In addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include:
Opportunities for career growth
15% discount for you and one other family member in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits:
401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match
Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision
Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care
Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements
Excellent oral and written communication skills
JD from an ABA accredited law school
BBA/BA/BS degree required with exposure to laws and legal requirements applicable to contracts
Experience drafting and negotiating of contracts; demonstrated experience with contract drafting, contract terms and conditions, and contract management, including contract negotiation (preferred)
Ability to perform in a complex cross-functional business environment
An outstanding eye for detail with a drive to provide exceptional administrative support
Excellent interpersonal skills, and telephone and email etiquette
Self-starter/independent worker with a high level of creativity, and an ability to creatively solve problems with a variety of variables
Customer focused with strong communication skills
Flexible team-player with a positive, proactive attitude
Capability to multitask, prioritize and manage own workload and to work well under pressure
Capable of operating office equipment such as computer, fax, scanner, etc.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Candidates must have permanent U.S. work authorization to be considered
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