Description:

Carhartt is seeking a corporate attorney to serve as the primary legal partner to the Direct to Consumer (D2C) and Carhartt Company Gear (CCG) teams. The role will work closely with both teams to provide legal guidance on practical legal and business advice throughout the various stages of program/technology development and consumer experience. The role will also support the brand and sales teams through involvement in development of programs, external collaborations and strategic initiatives that are revenue builders to drive growth and enhance the consumer experience


We are All Leaders at Carhartt

In our words and by our actions, we strive to emulate the hardworking example set forth by our founder, Hamilton Carhartt. We Lead Business by creating value, delivering on results, and making changes along the way. We Lead Self by being dependable, because hardworking people count on us to have their back every day. We Lead Others by communicating and clearly defining the path as we walk bravely into the future. Working at Carhartt, we are all given a seat at the table and the honor of continuing the legacy.


Responsibilities

Collaborate with the business to review sales and marketing programs to ensure they are legally compliant with federal and state laws including FTC and e-commerce laws, regulations and marketing principles.  

Provide legal guidance on existing and new initiatives, including customer agreements, enhanced services, social media campaigns, payment technologies, as well as a wide variety of commercial arrangements supporting e-commerce, direct to consumer and Carhartt Company Gear business to business sales programs.  

Advise on legal requirements for website enhancements through review and drafting of terms and conditions, customer notices, product disclosures, website content, customer loyalty programs including development and implementation of processes to manage legal compliance.  

Provide legal support to brick and mortar store operations including lease negotiations and guidance on applicable regulatory compliance requirements.  

Partner with the business to review promotions including contests, sweepstakes, partnerships and third party collaborations. 

Collaborate with sales operations and vendor compliance teams as needed. 

Perform general legal research, review and counsel for projects and strategic initiatives. 

Support the company’s approach toward litigation and other proceedings to which the company is a party or potentially a party.  

Foster effective relationships with external providers of legal services on an ongoing basis.  

Collaborate with the General Counsel on compliance matters and enterprise risk management.   

Remain up-to-date on relevant apparel industry, consumer protection and advertising laws and regulations. 


Education

Bachelor's Degree Required

Juris Doctorate


Required Skills and Experience

 Admission in good standing to the State Bar required

7 years of corporate and/or professional law experience required; in-house counsel experience preferred. 

Experience advising on marketing, e-commerce and consumer protection laws including antitrust requirements. 

Extensive knowledge of regulations and industry guidelines applicable to mobile, social media, and traditional marketing, including CAN-SPAM, COPPA, and the FTC Endorsement and Testimonial Guidelines. 

Ability to independently draft and negotiate complex commercial and technology agreements and policies, including partnership agreements, services agreements, and terms and conditions.  

Experience working collaboratively with global and cross-functional teams and implementing new processes. 

Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently resolve issues and recommend solutions that are legally sound and pragmatic.  

Strong verbal and written communication skills including ability to influence associates, leaders and cross-functional partners. 

Exposure to apparel industry, retail and global manufacturing preferred.  

 

Working Conditions

Office Environment

Moderate Lifting (15-30 lbs)

Travel (10%)

Passport or Visa Required

Tobacco Free

About Carhartt:

Carhartt is much more than a maker of workwear. We’re a family. Founded by Hamilton Carhartt in 1889-proudly owned and operated by the same bloodline ever since. We honor the shared values of hard work: dependability, honesty, and trust. We are committed to supporting organizations that ensure this generation partners with the next to build an even better future. We believe our actions must always speak louder than our words, because we are worn by the hardest-working people of them all. Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, Carhartt employs more than 5,500 associates worldwide. Carhartt offers a competitive, comprehensive, and customizable benefit package. Going above today’s more standard offerings and staple items like healthcare with telemedicine, dental, vision, life and disability, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and matching 401(k) contributions to include the kind of perks that have made Carhartt a traditional recipient of the Best and Brightest in Wellness. More importantly, when you work here, you’re given an opportunity to give back, strengthen the communities in which you live, work, and play, develop as a professional, and pursue the kind of individual passions that help build a better world for all of us.

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