Counsel II – Technology, Digital and Data

Ulta Beauty
Full time
Legal
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

Counsel II – Technology, Digital and Data



  • Legal Services

  • Full Time

  • 66915


OVERVIEW


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.


LOCATION:


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)


Job Skills/Competencies:



  • 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


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