Contracts Paralegal

Welcome to Ross Stores, Inc., where our differences make us stronger… At Ross and dd’s, inclusion is a way of life. We care about our Associates and the communities we serve and we value their differences. We are committed to building diverse teams and an inclusive culture. We respect and celebrate the diversity of backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us. Come join us as we continue our diversity, equality and inclusion journey!

About Ross Stores, Inc.

Welcome to Ross Stores, Inc.! Since 1982, our focus has been on bringing our customers a constant stream of high quality brands and trends at extraordinary savings, while providing a fun and exciting treasure hunt experience. We believe in keeping things simple: no expensive signage, displays or fancy fixtures - to us, it's far more meaningful to pass greater savings on to our customers with on trend apparel, accessories, footwear, and home furnishings. With more than 1,800 stores, including Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS, we are the nation's largest off-price retail chain, and we continue to grow at a rate far outpacing traditional retail.

With corporate headquarters located in Dublin, CA, we have three buying offices positioned in key markets in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston, as well as six state-of-the-art distribution centers across the country. With FY2019 revenues of $16 billion, we are a Fortune 500, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 Company, committed to offering an inclusive, safe and positive workplace. Come see what's in store.

At Ross you will find an organization that invites you to be your authentic self. As part of the Ross family you will experience:

• A respectful culture embedded with collaborative partnerships and humility

• Opportunities to give back to your community through national charities, local volunteer initiatives, and our Ross Cares Fund

• A significant investment in your career through extensive onboarding programs, continuous learning opportunities, ongoing development and the opportunity to work with engaged and knowledgeable industry leaders

Additional information is available at: https://jobs.rossstores.com/creative/about

About this opportunity...

Our Legal department is looking to add a Contract Paralegal to the team, If you are interested in joining a growing team/organization then check out this opportunity!

The key functions of this position are: reviewing, revising, drafting and processing a variety of contracts, including amendments, addendums, non-disclosure agreements, event agreements, statements of work, work orders, order forms, and termination notices to support the Company's IT, distribution, store operations, human resources, finance, marketing, loss prevention, and property management teams. The individual will assess incoming contract requests for completeness, support negotiation and finalization of contract documents, and interact with internal business stakeholders and attorneys and vendors or their representatives, as directed. All of these tasks will be under the supervision and direction of a licensed attorney supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Contract review, analysis, drafting and administration

• Review and analyze contracts and redlines

• Draft and redline contracts and provide written and oral recommendations to attorney supervisor and business requestors as directed

• Support negotiation of contracts with vendors or their representatives as directed

• Support periodic updates to and distribute contract templates

• Assist business stakeholders with contracts finalization including signature authority, electronic signatures, counterpart signatures, etc.

• Track required cross functional approvals required from the Risk Management and IT Security teams

Contract in-take

• Maintain Excel log of incoming contract requests

• Assess internal contract review requests and complete initial intake checklist for contracts requests

• Provide appropriate contract templates to business stakeholders

• Communicate department processes to business stakeholders and contract requestors

Contract Projects and Commercial Law Group Support

• Upload contracts into database

• Prepare contract reports

• Assist attorneys with maintaining contracts budget

• Support records management program

• Support attorneys and paralegals in group with commercial projects and other assignments

COMPETENCIES:

• Integrity & Trustworthiness

• Written and Oral Communication

• Action Oriented

• Listening

• Priority Setting

• Time Management

• Attention to Detail

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

• B.A. degree preferred

• Paralegal certificate or equivalent experience not required, but considered a plus

• Three to five years + experience in a Corporate legal department or law firm

• Experience with reviewing, revising, drafting and handling contracts

• Knowledge of contracts, best practices and implications / objectives / ramifications of contractual provisions

• Excellent organization skills, with a passion for details

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to work well in a team environment

• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work and coordinate with a variety of internal and external contacts

• Strong analytical skills

• Strong knowledge of Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

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 is required.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

Perks and Benefits of joining our team....Our Associates are at the heart of everything we do and we're proud to offer a range of benefits that reflect how much we value their contributions. Here's a peek into what you can expect as an eligible Ross Associate:

• A broad range of affordable health insurance options*, 401(k) with employer match*, life insurance*

• Ample PTO, paid holidays, and Summer Fridays, as well as the opportunity to purchase additional vacation*

• Employee stock purchase plan*

• Charitable donations matched by Ross Stores Foundation

• Enhanced maternity and bonding leaves with 100% income replacement*

• Parent support programs

• And more....
* eligibility may vary based on level and tenure, subject to change

At Ross & dd's we care about our Associates and the communities we serve. We are committed to building diverse teams and an inclusive culture that respects, values and celebrates the diversity of backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us.

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.