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Company: Manager, Contracts Counsel (60% remote NYC)
Position: Tapestry (Coach, Kate Spade New York, Stuart Weitzman)
Location: New York City, NY

Description: This Manager, Contracts Counsel attorney will primarily help draft and negotiate a broad range of technology and commercial agreements for Tapestry, Inc. in support of the Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman brands, and provide legal counsel to internal business partners, to safeguard assets and mitigate risk.  This is a hybrid work role with approximately 40% in-office (NYC) work per week required, subject to change with company policy.

This is an attractive role, as the landscape of technology contracts is constantly changing and advancing, making the work interesting and enlightening. Add to that a good team and cross-functional work across the org, and you have a great role in a great company.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in contract law to…

  • Draft a broad range of technology and commercial agreements, including but not limited to SaaS (software-as-a-service) and software licensing agreements, cloud computing agreements, hardware supply sourcing, professional services, product development, content and data security/processing agreements
  • Provide legal advice and practical solutions with respect to contract provisions in support of a fast-paced business environment
  • Work with and advise business clients in a variety of functional areas, both in writing and via in-person and virtual meetings
  • Partner closely with a broad set of stakeholders to develop and implement best practices and process improvements for sourcing, vendor optimization and contract management
  • Ensure evaluation of risk and consistency in policies and processes in support of business objectives with respect to contracts, including identifying critical legal issues, assessing potential legal options, and providing individuals and teams with an analysis and range of possible legal solutions
  • Perform contract management duties, including coaching and training personnel on use of contract management system and day-to-day ownership and upkeep of the contract management system

Qualifications:

The Accomplished Individual Will Possess . . .

  • Juris Doctorate;
  • Admission and member in good standing of the bar of New York;
  • 2+ years’ experience;
  • Experience drafting and negotiating a broad range of technology-related agreements;
  • Sound judgment and ability to assess issues and risk and the ability to perform well under tight deadlines and thrive in a rapidly evolving environment;
  • Strong working knowledge of software licensing, global data privacy and security laws and best practices;
  • Experience working with and advising business clients directly, as well as providing guidance and practical solutions on various transactions, preferably in an in-house environment; and
  • Experience working with/managing a contract management system.

 An Outstanding Professional Will Have…

  • Proven ability to manage projects, prioritize work, multi-task effectively, and respond to shifting priorities;
  • Proven ability to thrive in a large, fast-paced environment with a high level of responsiveness, professionalism and outstanding business judgment; and
  • Flexibility to project manage and/or oversee discrete projects within the legal team outside of the area of primary responsibility.

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