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The Head of Legal for Global Brands at Boots Retail USA (BRUSA) is responsible for providing clear and concise, strategic and commercially focused legal advice and recommendations to executives and management within a variety of departments (including Sales, Marketing and Purchasing departments) on all day-to-day operational legal, corporate, commercial, compliance (including data privacy, anti-bribery, and corporate governance) and litigation matters in the US.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Contracts: Draft, review, and assist clients in negotiating a broad variety of commercial contracts (including distribution, vendor/supplier, logistics, purchasing, advertising, media buying, marketing, branded and custom content, promotions and sponsorships, contests and sweepstakes, influencer marketing, ecommerce, and other general business agreements and general terms and conditions of sale) and tailor them to the needs of the business and mitigate possible legal risks.
Marketing and Advertising Clearance: Provide analysis and advice to business teams in on compliance with advertising, consumer protection, self-regulatory and internal Company guidelines, policies and processes and other applicable laws and regulations, including compliance with FTC guidelines, CARU guidelines, on-line behavioural advertising, testimonials and endorsements, claim substantiation, linear and digital disclosures, and data collection and use. Provide counselling on issues of copyright, trademark, and right of publicity throughout the business. Enforce the Company’s intellectual property rights and defend infringement claims.
Regulatory: Provide counsel on regulatory and product safety questions. Legal analysis and advice on employment, e-commerce and cross-border data privacy & data security issues, including advising on the EU data protection directive, e-privacy directive, and the EU-US privacy shield. Keep an eye on relevant new legislation and ensure that it is implemented within the local organisation.
Risk Management: Manage legal risk across the full breadth of the business in a manner that supports and facilitates the continued commercial success of the business. Promote and enforce ethical behaviour in all activities of Company in accordance with the WBA Code of Conduct and Anti-bribery, Anti-corruption and Conflict of Interest Policies.
Efficiency & Standards: Develop standard contracts, templates, forms and general terms and conditions of any kind to streamline, standardize and simplify systems/procedures/documents and ways of working. Partner with clients to develop and implement best practices. Create and conduct formal presentations and trainings to business teams on a variety of legal and business topics.
Litigation: Directly and diligently follow and manage any claims and legal disputes and support the business in disputes with suppliers, customers and authorities as well as related alternative dispute resolutions. Make necessary warnings for financial impacts of litigations.
Outside counsel management: Effectively select and manage external counsels/contracted lawyers and also liaise between external counsels and internal business teams. Develop and enhance processes for selection and instruction of external counsel and manage these relationships effectively both in terms of costs and impact.
Legal Budget Management: Monitor and plan department budgets, track spending, identify savings opportunities and negotiate fixed fees and alternate fee arrangements with outside counsel.
About Walgreens Boots Alliance
WHO WE ARE
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.
The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination in the USA and Europe and, together with its equity method investments*, employs more than 370,000* people and has a presence in more than 25* countries. Walgreens Boots Alliance is a global leader in pharmacy- led, health and wellbeing retail with over 13,100* stores in 11* countries. The company includes one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks with over 350* distribution centers delivering to more than 200,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in 19* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription dr...ugs and many other health and wellbeing products.
The company’s portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands. In December 2014, when Walgreens and Alliance Boots merged to create Walgreens Boots Alliance, the company created a cross-divisional organization called Global Brands, with the mission to give the world health and beauty brands they truly love.
Global Brands is a team based across three continents, who work together to manufacture, market and sell leading health and beauty brands to consumers around the world. Our market-leading brands such as No7, Soap & Glory, Botanics and YourGoodSkin touch the lives of millions of consumers all over the world and are growing in usage and popularity every day.
With a focus on the North American market, Global Brands Americas (legal entity: Boots Retail USA, Inc.) is a dedicated group of people with a passion for beauty. Based in downtown New York City, we share a sense of care and pride in what we do and how we work together to get it done, both locally and globally. Together we are working towards our vision to be the leading authority for high quality, accessible beauty brands throughout North America.
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer the opportunity to work in a high energy, dynamic consumer driven business, with the chance to make an impact on a global scale. With a truly entrepreneurial mind-set, we recognize the importance of a diverse workforce who work collaboratively with shared values and ambition. We invest in our people by challenging you and developing you, and provide a great local reward scheme.
Global Brands is uniquely placed within Walgreens Boots Alliance to give our retail businesses a sustainable competitive advantage, by combining great brands and innovative products, with unparalleled commercial expertise and consumer insight, to help strengthen and maximize relationships with customers, partners and suppliers around the world.
Trust: Respect, integrity and candor guide our actions to do the right thing.
Care: Our people and customers inspire us to act with commitment and passion.
Innovation: We cultivate an open and entrepreneurial mind-set in all that we do.
Partnership: We work collaboratively with each other and our partners to win together.
Dedication: We work with rigor, simplicity and agility to deliver exceptional results.
COMMITMENT TO LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE
Living our Values and demonstrating high Learning Agility will be fundamental not only for success in this role, but also for potential growth to other roles across WBA in the future. We have a clearly defined Leadership Behavior framework that is an important element of how we do business at WBA.
Performance: Drives for results, sets high personal standards and demands the same of others.
People: Engages our people in our vision. Motivates and inspires and has a talent and growth mindset
Customers: Champions our customers.
Change: Demonstrates the courage and willingness to anticipate and drive positive change.
Innovation: Has the restless desire to innovate and always go further.
The Global Enterprise: Creates a shared meaning, vision and purpose to make the world a better place.