Corporate Counsel at SPINS LLC

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Who we are.

For 20 years, our mission has been to increase the presence and accessibility of natural and organic products to encourage healthier and more vibrant living. By leveraging SPINS’ industry-leading proprietary data and analytics, our technology enables deeper, more engaged relationships between Retailers, Brands and Consumers through our platform, web, and mobile products. At the core of our work lies a passion to create a culture of sustainable health & wellness.

WHAT DO WE NEED?

The Corporate Counsel will join our General Counsel as the legal team managing all legal aspects of our rapidly growing business. You will apply your hands-on problem-solving skills to facilitate business opportunities that impact the bottom line and contribute to our growth. This high impact role will handle multiple projects with team members across the company in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

Reporting to the General Counsel, your primary responsibility will be successfully drafting and negotiating agreements that enable us to build on the many opportunities made available to us through our unique collection of assets and capabilities. The legal team contributes to SPINS’ success by delivering fast and effective support to our team members in a manner that understands and appropriately addresses risks and opportunities. You will quickly be able to demonstrate your knowledge of the business, take ownership of deliverables that you will see through to successful conclusion and build relationships that will contribute to SPINS’ continued success.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Draft, negotiate and review a range of data licensing, SaaS, vendor, partner and other strategic agreements.
  • Review and update current form agreements and assist in creatively developing new and improved approaches to our terms and conditions and contract process.
  • Monitor developments in privacy laws and ensure our privacy policies and practices remain up-to-date.
  • Understand new product offerings and craft terms and conditions for form agreements that ensure input from relevant stakeholders, clearly explain the product to clients and protect the company.
  • Build strong relationships with team members across the company, earning the trust and confidence of your colleagues.
  • Advise team members regarding legal issues, including effectively structuring win-win business relationships and managing disputes.
  • Improve existing and develop new policies to build an internal framework that supports our growth.
  • Partner with our training expert on development of compliance and other relevant training for employees.
  • Assist with corporate governance, strategic relationships, investments and acquisition opportunities.
  • Advise and educate team members about various legal issues affecting business transactions, especially those pertaining to data usage, data security and privacy.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR:

  • A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admittance in good standing with at least one state bar.
  • 3 years minimum relevant experience at a law firm and/or as in-house counsel. Experience with data licensing, technology agreements, privacy and data security is preferred.
  • A conscientious team player that is responsive and willing to help colleagues in any situation.
  • Comfort and confidence in working with and communicating with team members throughout the organization.
  • The ability to analyze contracts, laws and regulations and effectively communicate risks and opportunities to business colleagues.
  • Effective business judgment, especially with respect to creatively addressing potential risks and novel issues in a high-growth environment.
  • The ability to engage with team members and meet their expectations with respect to project deliveries and timelines.
  • A willingness to take on any type of issue, quickly develop a base of knowledge on any subject and confidently guide team members in any situation.
  • Interest in developing an in-depth understanding of our business model as it is and as it may develop and an appreciation for how SPINS contributes to the success of our business partners and our industry.
The SPINS Way
  • Direct – We communicate with clarity, honesty and respect in all situations and embrace opportunities to provide solution-oriented feedback.
  • Determined – We are committed to overcoming all obstacles to achieve results. We adapt to change, seek opportunities to learn and rapidly translate that learning into action.
  • Passionate – We go above and beyond to help our partners achieve their goals. We challenge assumptions and are comfortable forging new paths.
  • Collaborative – We leave our egos at the door, believing that working together we will produce an outcome that’s greater than each individual contribution.
Why SPINS?

 If we haven’t convinced you to join us yet, this just might! Sure we have a great benefit program but SPINS also offers its team members:

  • Company subsidized commuter transit program
  • Gym, bike storage and showers onsite
  • Fresh and healthy snacks daily
  • Vibrancy 360 Wellness Program: Free yoga and fitness classes, onsite massage, volunteer opportunities, client product demos, outings, and more.
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Technology we use

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Location

We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.

An Insider's view of SPINS LLC

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The beauty of our mission lies in the fact that we're impacting all consumers to live healthier and more vibrant lives, and this transcends to our own team members within the office. With our mission in mind, we cultivate an office environment and culture where we support team members to live their best lives.

Rosemary

Chief People Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If you work on the QA engineering team, you will learn about all of our different products and work with the various development and product intelligence teams that make up SPINS. You will gain an understanding of how our company works from end to end.

AJ Rudolph

Manager, Data and Software Quality

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Over the years, I've worked for both corporate and not for profit organizations and SPINS feels the most nurturing and organic. Individuals and teams are empowered to define a path to success. If you are curious and passionate, you can forge multi-disciplinary partnerships & make a difference beyond the boundaries of your specific department/role.

Andrea

Senior Product Owner

What makes someone successful on your team?

We bring creativity to obstacles, living principles that drive innovation. We work smart; always striving and learning. We want you to chime in. We want you to be you. We're diverse, confident, collaborative, and unafraid. We don't punish progress which sometimes takes two steps back. We refactor. We're quality, at velocity.

Troy

Chief Technology Officer

What are SPINS LLC Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave: SPINS provides six weeks of paid maternity leave (or more broadly speaking, primary caregiver leave), and six weeks of paid paternity leave (or secondary caregiver leave).

Flexible Schedule: Our teams offer flexible options to serve business goals and accommodate personal needs.

Full access to SPINS’ comprehensive wellness program "Vibrancy 360" which includes: chef led cooking demonstrations, yoga, natural/organic fare in kitchens, office gym with personal training sessions, running club, volunteer opportunities, massages, meditation, in-office happy hours

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