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Director, Legal Counsel

Tapestry

LONDON, LND, GB

We believe that difference sparks brilliance, so we welcome people and ideas from everywhere to join us in stretching what’s possible.

At Tapestry, being true to yourself is core to who we are. When each of us brings our individuality to our collective ambition, our creativity is unleashed. This global house of brands – Coach, Kate Spade New York, Stuart Weitzman – was built by unconventional entrepreneurs and unexpected solutions, so when we say we believe in dreams, we mean we believe in making them happen. We’re always on a journey to becoming our best, but you can count on this: Here, your voice is valued, your ambitions are supported, and your work is recognized.

 

Primary Purpose: As Legal Counsel, you will be a key member of a small team in a fast-paced retail environment, partnering with the business to identify solutions and protect the company in the development of its retail business in Europe and distributor relationships in the EMEA region.

 

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency...

  • Working closely with business partners to understand and address business needs in a timely and commercial manner
  • Organize and maintain legal files
  • Drafting, research and submission of legal documents
  • Review of contracts for all departments of the company including Marketing team, Wholesale team, Retail team, Financial Reporting team, HR and IT teams.
  • Manage incoming subpoenas, legal notices and other legal documents from around Europe
  • Ensure deadlines are met, questions are answered, and requests are addressed
  • Participate in special projects as needed (e.g. Brexit, GDPR, supply chain)
  • Subject matter will touch on commercial and distribution agreements, competition laws, commercial leases, employment issues, store operation, e-commerce and consumer laws, intellectual property, sustainability, and privacy
  • Supporting the global compliance team in the implementation best practices
  • Participating in the anti-counterfeiting program to protect Tapestry’s IP rights
  • Supporting the accounting team with monthly updates on the portfolio of leases
  • Will report to head of legal for international business

 

 

The accomplished individual will possess...

  • 7+ years of relevant legal experience
  • Law Degree required
  • Admission to the bar in either the UK or an EU member state
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Excellence in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

 

An outstanding professional will have...

  • Superior judgment, professionalism, ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality, and assertiveness
  • Ability and willingness to work autonomously and liaise constructively with all business teams
  • Experience in an in-house legal department, preferably in the same industry
  • Understanding of both civil law and common law regimes
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities at once and detail oriented
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to be resourceful are imperative
  • Ability to be intuitive, able to anticipate needs and be proactive.
  • Fluency in additional European language(s) 

 

 

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

 

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

 

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at http://www.tapestry.com/

Req ID:  94627


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