Core & Main Director, Legal in Saint Louis, Missouri

Company Overview

About Core & Main

Core & Main () is one of North America’s largest distributors of water, sewer, storm, fusible piping and fire protection infrastructure products that serves the needs of both contractors and municipalities in all aspects of the water, wastewater, clean water, landfill, energy, and fire protection industries. Core & Main operates more than 246 branches serving North America, the Caribbean and international markets. The company provides localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success.

Job Description & Qualifications

Job Summary

As a senior member of the Legal Team, provide critical legal advice by partnering with all levels within the Company on strategic matters and initiatives.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Negotiate, review and prepare large commercial contracts that impact the business.

  • Provide counseling and legal advice on day-to-day operational issues.

  • Partner with executive management, branch operations, outside and legal advisors, as necessary, to address a wide variety of legal issues.

  • Advise and handle employment and union/labor matters (EEOC, lawsuits, governmental investigations, etc.).

  • Provide guidance to and partner with IT, Finance, Tax and other functional areas.

  • Counsel with respect to technology agreements relating to the Company’s data (including data privacy and related issues).

  • Review and advise on real property matters to maximize organizational interests and manage disputes.

  • Conduct legal research, due diligence and internal investigations.

  • Assist with strategic initiatives including mergers and acquisitions.

  • Coordinate and manage claims (credit, insurance, workers’ compensation) and litigation (including direct supervision of outside counsel).

  • Address intellectual property, marketing and branding related inquiries for business initiatives and as a part of due diligence.

  • Assist with training and implementation of processes and procedures in order to address and minimize enterprise risk.

  • Assist with compliance program.

Nature and Scope

  • Solutions require analysis and investigation.

  • Achieves planned results by decisions and actions based on professional methods, business principles, and practical experience. May recommend/make decisions regarding new programs/initiatives that have significant impact to the business and carry consequences in unsuccessful endeavors.

  • Manages a larger team or multiple small teams through direction of subordinate management and/or supervisory staff.

Work Environment

  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

  • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be eighteen years of age

  • Must pass the Drug Test

  • Must pass the Background Check

  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable

Education and Experience

  • J.D. from an accredited law school is required.

  • 10+ years of experience in general corporate and commercial law.

Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details

Preferred Qualifications

  • Having both in-house and law firm experience is a plus.

  • Labor and employment experience is also a plus.

  • Experience working in a team-oriented environment managing and mentoring legal staff.

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Job ID 2018-24995

Job Post Category Legal

Remote Position? No

Position Type Full-Time

HD Supply Waterworks is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer

HD Supply Waterworks considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law. HD Supply Waterworks provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures and/or process. For more information, please click here for a notice that provides information concerning the laws and procedures for filing complaints of violations of the laws with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). If you have any difficulty using our online system due to a disability and you need an accommodation you may use the following email address: HDS DisabilityApplicationAccommodation. Please specify which position you are seeking to apply for employment. Please do not use this email address for any other questions. Only inquiries regarding accommodations will be addressed.

Core & Main is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship or membership in any other legally protected class. None of the questions in this application are intended to elicit information regarding any protected characteristics, nor imply any limitation, illegal preferences or discrimination based upon non-job-related information or protected characteristics. Core & Main provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in the application, offer, and during employment. If you have any difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation you may use the following email address: accommodationrequest@coreandmain.com Please specify which position you are seeking to apply for employment, and please only use this email address for inquiries regarding accommodations. Applicants must be able to successfully pass a drug test and background investigation. For more information, please click here for a notice that provides information concerning the laws and procedures for filing complaints of violations of the laws with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) AA/EOE.