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Director, Legal Strategy And Operations

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Consulting - Audit

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

Macy's is proudly America's Department Store. For more than 160 years, Macy's has served generations at every stage of their lives. Customers come to us for fashion, value and celebration. Macy's Legal team offers legal guidance and advice, connects business and support functions, and protects the company's interests.
Macy's Legal is among the most experienced and respected legal teams in the retail industry. This is a unique opportunity to join an agile team with exposure to all aspects of the business. You'll collaborate on multiple projects with smart, creative people who value work-life balance. And you will work with lawyers who are dedicated to your growth and development.

Job description

The Director, Legal Strategy and Operations role is responsible for the strategic planning and execution, finance and budget management, legal information technology, e-discovery and records management, outside counsel and vendor management, and communications and administration for the department. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of success with hands on execution in developing and implementing policies, procedures and processes to meet our legal compliance and business needs globally.
Essential Functions:
Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer based in New York, NY, this position's essential duties and responsibilities will include:
- Identifying and developing cutting-edge strategies for increasing value and reducing outside legal spend while maintaining excellent legal representation and optimizing engagement practices with our law firms. Helping to manage external spend via financial analysis, benchmarking and proposing vendor alternatives, as well as negotiating agreements and alternative fee arrangements/discounts.
- Leading e-discovery efforts, including vetting managed review providers and tool vendors.
- Identifying, implementing and managing legal department technology solutions, including intake and matter management, contract management, records management and e-billing tools, to drive efficiency, collaboration and departmental alignment.
- Owning and continuing to develop the department-wide web portal to support cross-departmental communication, policy compliance, access to key legal department information, tools and templates, and to foster collaboration.
- Leading the strategic planning process to determine future headcount and spend by practice and site and working as the continued primary interface between the Legal and Finance Departments.
- Driving department planning by identifying, tracking and reporting on key department metrics, business analysis and industry benchmarking.
- Managing outside counsel relationship management program, matter management system, and internal legal billing process.
- Managing legal department internal and external financial plans and budgets.

Profile

- MBA, and JD/MBA preferred, B.A. required in Business, Finance or equivalent.
- Minimum 8-10 years of experience with a focus on legal department operations preferred.
- Experience with an in-house legal department demonstrating strong experience in the areas detailed above.
- Hands-on administration of contracts and contract database.
- Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to liaise with all areas of the businesses at all levels, including senior management.
- Technology-savvy; proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and Portal; expertise with e-billing solutions and contract management solutions.
- Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects; demonstrated project management skills.
- Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans.
- Capable of handling multiple projects/initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion.
- Very strong organizational and project management skills.
- Act as a Change Management expert and enabler on various projects and programs across the business.
- Highly collaborative team player with a strong desire to make a meaningful impact.
- Ability to work successfully in an established department looking to evolve quickly.
- Responsive, approachable and collaborative working style.
- Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions.
- Superior organizational, communication and follow-up skills.
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and respond promptly to shifting priorities.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
This job description is not all-inclusive, and Macy's Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Candidates for positions in San Francisco ONLY can review their rights and the Company's obligations under SFPC Art. 49 here. Candidates for positions in Los Angeles ONLY can review their rights and the Company's obligations under LA MC Ch. XVIII Art. 9 here. Candidates for positions in Philadelphia ONLY can review their rights and the Company's obligations under PC Ch. 9-3500 here.
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