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Realize new levels of autonomy and professional ownership. At Ulta Beauty, our legal team provides clarity and continuity in ways that have made our growth a seamless venture, with keen insights that have opened up new and previously unexplored areas of opportunity. Through superior leadership and work that continually challenges, you’ll have the chance to help set strategic direction through ethical and collaborative thought and practice.
At Ulta Beauty, you’ll discover few companies as ambitious. Few environments as dynamic or inspiring. Live out your legal aspirations with an organization that understands the true capacity of effective legal acumen.
Bolingbrook, Illinois Headquarters; remote candidates will be considered
THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE:
As Counsel II, Technology, Digital and Data Transactions, you will partner with the VP Assistant General Counsel - Transactions, General Counsel and other members of the Legal Services Team to provide legal support and risk management services for Ulta Beauty. You will also interact regularly with Ulta Beauty’s internal business teams and assist with managing outside counsel. Specifically, this role will work closely with the Company’s e-commerce, digital innovation, information technology, marketing, procurement and other functional teams to provide legal advice in support of Ulta Beauty’s strategic initiatives. This support will include counseling on a wide variety of technology transactions and initiatives involving: technology procurement, digital assets and innovation; consumer marketing and advertising; ecommerce including consumer facing websites, mobile applications and social media platforms; data stewardship including data privacy protection, and information security matters; and brand protection initiatives. The role includes management of litigation and claims related to intellectual property, digital, and data privacy. The successful candidate will have significant functional expertise, meaningful business acumen and the ability to collaborate with business partners across the Company. The role will report to the VP Assistant General Counsel, Transactions.
The ability to develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with business partners at all levels across the enterprise as well as with colleagues on the Legal Services team is a must. The ideal candidate for this role will have in-house and/or law firm experience supporting retail businesses, strong business acumen, excellent counseling skills, the ability to take a strategic and business-focused approach to complex legal issues and an entrepreneurial mindset. This is a unique opportunity to join an outstanding in-house legal team and work at one of the nation’s fastest growing beauty retailers.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Counsel business partners, draft, review and negotiate contracts and transactions involving information technology, digital innovation and licensing
Provide counseling on consumer facing e-platforms including website and mobile application functionality, marketing and advertising, credit card and loyalty programs, accessibility and compliance
Advise on legal, regulatory and policy developments relating to data stewardship including business enablement, privacy and cybersecurity
Develop and implement effective strategies for maintaining compliance with data privacy and security laws and regulations
Support with development and management of effective intellectual property protection strategies
Manage litigation and claims related to intellectual property, digital, and data privacy and security
Proactively seek opportunities for and implement best practices and process improvements
Prepare reports and analyses of legal issues, and provide business focused counseling on business matters
Supervise outside counsel and develop and manage effectively outside counsel budgets
THE ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS:
Qualified candidates will possess a JD and excellent academic credentials. Additional requirements include:
Admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois (for remote candidates admitted to practice law in states other than Illinois will be considered)
5-10+ years of relevant legal experience in a reputable law firm and/or in-house legal department (combination is preferred)
Substantial experience supporting all aspects of a wide variety of technology and commercial transactions including IT, technology procurement, digital and innovative agreements
Experience providing legal guidance and counseling on consumer facing technologies including relating to website and app compliance, and social media
Working knowledge of data stewardship, including data privacy and security
Experience with supporting litigation and providing related legal counsel to business teams
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Requisite judgment to define, recommend, gain approval of and implement courses of action to support and enforce Company’s rights and minimize Company’s liabilities
Demonstrated ability to prioritize time, manage expenses and maximize productivity
Demonstrated ability to supervise outside counsel independently and effectively
Ability to build strong relationships with the legal team, business teams and executives
Excellent analytical and organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through, and meet concurrent deadlines
Demonstrated ability to work independently with attention to detail, manage tight deadlines and prioritize business projects
A strong desire to learn and contribute as part of a growing team
Positive energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, confidence, and ability to work collaboratively as well as cross-functionally in a dynamic, fast-paced environment are a must
Other position requirements:
Digital and technology law experience with consumer facing businesses, retail (physical and online) preferred
Some travel may be required
We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with arrest records, conviction records, or other criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of any applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Ulta Beauty
Ulta Beauty (“Ulta”) is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. Since opening its first store 30 years ago, The Company has grown to become the top national retailer providing All Things Beauty, All in One Place™. Ulta offers more than 20,000 products from more than 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points. Ulta also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring hair, skin, makeup and brow services. Ulta is recognized for its commitment to personalized service, fun and inviting stores and its industry-leading ULTAmate Rewards loyalty program, which boasts over 30 million members.
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