About the Role
Reporting to the SSU Group General Counsel, the successful candidate will be a trusted partner for our North American teams and will ideally bring experience in all or most of the following fields: commercial contracts, corporate law matters, employment law, data privacy and other e-commerce related regulatory topics, and SEC compliance. The Junior Legal Counsel will be the primary legal support for our North American tennis, bike, and SSU North American Holding business operations and play a critical role in the development and negotiating of value-based arrangements, regulatory and risk management support, post M&A work, employment law, and general legal support. This is an opportunity to support a fast-pace, fast-growing team that is passionate about what they do and has growth opportunity for building a US legal operations team.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide strategic legal advice to all North American business operations including but not limited to commercial operations, logistics, marketing, e-commerce related topics, regulatory, human resources, and finance.
Support complex business transactions, including drafting and negotiating critical contracts.
Provide legal support on new product launches to help identify and mitigate risks.
Provide efficient, solutions-oriented advice to ensure all business entities are in compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
Identify, evaluate, and help support on compliance issues, applying good judgment and an understanding of business, legal, and regulatory principles.
Work closely with the business development teams by supporting contract negotiations, while demonstrating the ability to think creatively about challenging business situations and adapt to changing environments and priorities.
Handle other legal matters as may be assigned by Group General Counsel or local US businesses.
Provide legal support retail initiatives that may include rewards and loyalty programs, mobile, web and in-store experiences.
Provide proactive, timely and business-focused legal advice on a variety of legal, compliance, and commercial issues.
Monitor new regulatory developments impacting our industry
Collaborate with the business on the development and review of sensitive, high level internal and external communications to various stakeholders.
Provide proactive risk management support and assist in identifying business and legal risks and providing solutions that balance legal issues and business objectives.
Have a keen understanding of various operational systems and internal governance and work diligently to develop and maintain positive relationships.
About the Company
SIGNA Sports United (SSU) North American Holding is firmly in growth mode. In 2021, SSU entered the US market with the acquisitions of Tennis Express and Midwest Sports, two of the largest tennis platforms in the US. In December 2021, SIGNA Sports United successfully floated on to the New York Stock exchange and is now a publicly traded Company. In February we hired a seasoned industry leader and entrepreneur to lead the acceleration of our bike operations. Our growth has been propelled by acquiring new Brands in leading sports businesses and scaling our current portfolio through our end-to-end e-commerce as-a-service solutions, connecting & enabling offline specialist retailers, and integrating with digital sports communities. Our tennis and bike teams along with the support of our Holding group, made up of Finance, Technology, and Human Resources, are leading SSU’s growth in the US.