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Zaxby's Franchising LLC
Athens, Georgia, United States
12 days ago

Description

Attorney

The Attorney will be a key member of the Legal Services Department reporting directly to the General Counsel. The Legal Services Department provides legal counsel and services in a variety of areas such as: franchising, real estate, information technology (“IT”), intellectual property, corporate contracting, consumer protection, employment law, e-commerce, litigation management, and regulatory and franchise compliance.  The Attorney will be directly responsible for assisting to ensure that Zaxby’s business practices, policies, and actions serve as “best practices” to minimize risk while simultaneously moving the business forward, especially in the areas of domestic and international franchise disclosure and compliance, IT and privacy.  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Essential duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Franchise Matters

  • Formulate strategy and establish and maintain guidelines to provide timely, sound legal advice and risk mitigation to Zaxby’s related to domestic and international franchising to support the organization’s long-term business goals and objectives.
  • Manage the research, preparation, follow-up, and notifications of non-compliance, defaults, and terminations related to non-performance by franchisees under franchisee agreements.
  • Develop and continually improve templates, processes, and procedures to maintain a streamlined, proactive approach to managing franchisee compliance and disputes.
  • Assist with preparation of Franchise Disclosure Documents.

Information Technology and Privacy

  • Serve as key contact for the Chief Digital & Technology Officer and IT team relating to Zaxby’s digital transformation.
  • Partner with outside counsel (as needed) to assist in negotiating IT-based and technology driven agreements to inform and support assessments of risk allocation at market standards and improve overall efficiencies from start to finish as Zaxby’s implements key vendor relationships.   
  • Provide guidance and counsel to business executives and technology stakeholders on a range of consumer privacy and information technology and security issues (including matters concerning compliance with applicable privacy laws, rules, and regulations (e.g., GDPR and CCPA)). 
  • Collaborate and support other members of the Legal Services department to analyze and assist with pertinent privacy and data security aspects of legal agreements.

Corporate Matters

  • Support business team members on existing commercial arrangements, including vendor and supplier contracts and relationships.
  • Draft and negotiate commercial contracts and real estate leases.
  • Assist General Counsel to prepare and roll-out new policies and procedures, including a document retention policy.
  • Partner with the leader of Risk Management to monitor emerging risks.
  • Maintain an understanding of the FDA Food Safety requirements and participate in the HAACP and product recall team.
  • Act as the liaison with the National Restaurant Association and Georgia Restaurant Association and communicate relevant information to departments and stakeholders.

COMPETENCIES

Thinks and Acts Strategically

  • Prioritize based on fit with strategic goal and Company; support and drive organizational change.
  • Get to the heart of complex problems and issues quickly.
  • Champion innovative and creative solutions; use judgment and clear analytical thinking to evaluate and minimize risks involved.
  • Seek diverse opinions to ensure best possible outcomes; convene team to implement changes; open to new ideas and experiences.
  • Anticipate how change will impact the business and adjust strategy as necessary.
  • Adapt to the situation(s) at hand, effectively manage pressure, and cope with setbacks.
  • Draw implications and conclusions in light of business, cultural, political, and regulatory trends.

Customer Focused

  • Promote a servant led culture across the organization.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and team members to anticipate and address customer needs and challenges.
  • Create and respect structure and process within the business to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Collect and use metrics to improve strategies to deliver for the customer.
  • Support client delivery by helping manage the balance between customer expectations and the financial implications for Zaxby’s.
  • Relate in a confident and relaxed manner.

Delivers Results

  • Hold others and themselves accountable for high performance.
  • Consistent application of sound judgment and responsible decision-making.
  • Maintain operating effectiveness while simultaneously driving change, as needed.
  • Set challenging individual goals, stretching current level of performance.
  • Take control and exercise leadership, initiate actions, and give clear directions.

Communicates Effectively

  • Demonstrated excellent communication and negotiations skills, both written and verbal, with an ability to influence other to identify and create mutually beneficial agreements and relationships.
  • Strive to communicate legal information in the easiest to digest way possible, using a variety of methods to communicate complex information in a clear, concise and visual way.
  • Exude optimism, communicate and clear, compelling vision going beyond Legal Services to generate enthusiasm for Zaxby’s mission and vision.
  • Facilitate an open and respectful exchange of ideas at all levels within the organization.
  • Deliver impactful message, influencing others to alter their perspectives.

Develops Talent

  • Passionately care for team members.
  • Provide regular, honest, timely feedback to people on performance.
  • Mentor and coach high-potential team members and provide stretch assignments for the future leaders of the Company.
  • Champion the organization’s performance management processes (reviews, goal setting, succession, and development planning).
  • Solicit feedback from team members, peers, and internal customers.
  • Seek opportunities for self-development and career advancement.

Builds Relationships

  • Build an environment of healthy debate when team members or groups from other departments present conflicting viewpoints.
  • Proactively remove organizational barriers to collaboration and teamwork.
  • Use interpersonal and organizational expertise to bring teams together.
  • Promote an environment where higher level team/enterprise outcomes are of utmost importance, and people are willing to make sacrifices for the successes of others and the enterprise.
  • Network effectively with all levels of the organization.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENT

Less than 25% required



Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Possess strong work ethic and client-service oriented perspective
  • Listening skills to build trust and deepen relationships across various stakeholder groups (i.e., executive team, support team members, and franchisees)
  • Planning, organization, and follow-up skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/tasks with time-sensitive deadlines in a changing environment
  • People management skills, including delegation, follow-up, coaching, and developing others for success

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES

Education:           Bachelor’s degree; Juris Doctorate and member in good-standing of a state bar

Experience:        7+ combined years of law firm and in-house counsel experience required; franchise law experience required; IT, privacy and or real estate experience a bonus

Zaxby’s Franchising LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment decisions based on any factor protected by federal, state or local law.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57854284
  • Location:
    Athens, Georgia, United States
  • Position Title: Attorney
  • Company Name: Zaxby's Franchising LLC
  • Industry: Corporate/In-House
  • Job Function: Attorney
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Juris Doctor
  • Min Experience: Minimum 7 years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
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