Associate Director, Compliance & Regulatory Attorney

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Associate Director, Compliance & Regulatory Attorney works on the Ross Legal team, as a member of the Legal and Compliance group in New York, and provides legal and operational support in the areas of product compliance, regulatory compliance, product safety, environmental, risk management, merchant support, merchant operations, vendor partnerships, compliance training, business investigations, legal research, project management and related duties as necessary to forward the legal/business objectives of the Company.

The position reports to the Vice President, Compliance & Regulatory Counsel and works directly with various internal and external business partners including outside legal counsel, vendor partners, buying agents, merchants, planners, supply chain specialists, and others throughout the organization– both independently and in coordination with the New York Legal team, the Commercial Law Group, as well as other Legal Department and business team members.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Primary Substantive Duties: Provide accurate, practical and relevant/valuable legal advice and guidance related to product safety, regulatory compliance (e.g., Proposition 65, etc.), recalls, and product testing protocols. Perform legal research and assist in driving desired results related to litigation matters, product/merchant related investigations, ad hoc client inquires, and compliance/regulatory projects
  • Project/Process/Claims Management: Effectively and efficiently develop, maintain and improve compliance processes and protocols that facilitate continuous improvement and that support/enhance established standard operating procedures. Manage the collection, interpretation, and communication of relevant information needed to assist internal clients in understanding facts, assessing risk, and making sound business decisions as they relate to claims or projects
  • Communication, Judgment, and Work Product: Communicate (verbal, non-verbal, written) in a clear, crisp and concise manner with internal and external colleagues and/or business partners. Exercise sound judgment, collaboration, and alignment (both vertical and horizontal) in making decisions or providing guidance to managers or to business clients. Produce accurate, relevant and timely work product that is consistently error-free, appropriately vetted, and clearly communicated
  • Reporting and Teamwork: Effectively partner, communicate, collaborate and build relationships with managers, team members, and business partners to ensure adequate and timely reporting on projects, learnings, trends, new laws, and outcomes
COMPETENCIES:
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Results Driven
  • Humility
  • Detailed Oriented
  • Team Focused
  • Collaborative
  • Effective Communicator
  • Enhanced Work Ethic
QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS:
  • New York JD with 3-5 years of legal/compliance experience (required) -- (law firm, in-house and/or retail business experience preferred)
  • Exceptional organizational, time management, project management, and attention to detail skills (required)
  • Excellent verbal, non-verbal (listening), and written communications skills (required)
  • Strong legal research, analytical, drafting, and presentation skills (required)
  • Strong business acumen, learning flexibility, interpersonal aptitude, collaboration, and humility (required)
  • Experience and/or capacity to manage large volumes of work in a fast-paced environment, while meeting short deadlines (preferred)
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and SharePoint (preferred)
  • Ability to travel as needed

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

While this position may not have direct reports, as an attorney with responsibility for managing claims and projects, there is responsibility to effectively delegate, align and collaborate with paralegals, analyst and administrative professionals

DISCLAIMER:

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company’s overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.
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