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Interim Senior Attorney

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Date: 13-Sep-2021

Location: Watford, Hertfordshire, GB

Company: TJX Companies, Inc.

Discovery is at the centre of everything we do. Wherever you find us around the world, if you can think of a product, you can probably find it in our stores. We are part of the TJX Family which includes TK Maxx, and Homesense in Europe and the UK and across the rest of the world you will find us as TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra and Winners.With variety comes plenty of surprises—our environment is ever-changing, and that’s just how we like it. Every day is an opportunity to discover something new about our business, our partnerships and even something exciting about yourself. Are you ready to Discover Different?

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

TJX Europe is the European division of The TJX Companies, Inc., a global off-price retailer listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The division (trading as TK Maxx and HomeSense) currently has operations in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands and continues to expand its operation. 

 

We're seeking a Senior Attorney to join the Legal Department in Watford, UK, to support the European business.

 

The Senior Attorney will advise TJX Europe’s business on a broad range of commercial matters (primarily relating to business to business arrangements). In addition to the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, the Senior Attorney will provide ad hoc legal advice on an extremely wide range of commercial arrangements and issues to all levels of the business, including the Senior Leadership Team. 

 

This position will report to the Assistant Vice President of Legal in Europe.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on an extremely broad range of commercial contracts for the purchase of goods and services not for re-sale in support of all Departments and Functions of the European business and a busy procurement team.  
  • Providing contract support for capital or strategic business projects. 
  • Providing European contract support for US lead global transactions. Advising on ad hoc legal issues arising within the course of business.
  • On-going template development, process improvement and training.
  • Managing external counsel in the UK and European jurisdictions as required.

 

KEY SKILLS KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Significant PQE in a recognised law firm and/or a major in-house position.
  • Capable of building and maintaining a network of effective working relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Self-motivated and accustomed to operating at a high level in a fast paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Comfortable taking responsibility for core areas of work and acting as the subject matter expert. 
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the Company and externally and to influence others to achieve results.
  • Candidates must demonstrate excellent commercial awareness and a pro-active and organised approach with the ability to appropriately identify and prioritize tasks and a pragmatic and commercial attitude to the facilitation of contracts and other legal work.
     

Come and Discover Different at TJX. From opportunity and teamwork to growth, we think you’ll find that it’s so much more than a job. When you’re a part of our global TJX family, you have the full support of a diverse, close-knit group of people dedicated to finding the greatest deals and fantastic style. Best of all? They have a lot of fun doing it.

 

We care about our culture, but we also prioritise the important things like competitive salaries, solid benefits and plenty of room to grow in your role. It’s our way of empowering you to make your career here.
                          
We consider all applicants for employment without regard to age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and/or sexual orientation.
 
 


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