YETI created and leads the premium cooler category by making ridiculously tough (bear-proof) coolers that keep things cold for an absurdly long time, and we’ve now successfully expanded into new markets with 4 new product categories: our Hopper® family of soft coolers; our Rambler® family of vacuum-insulated drinkware; the PangaTM submersible duffle bag; and, the LoadOutTM utility bucket. As we continue to broaden our offerings and market focus, we are looking for someone to support YETI’s growing legal team.
You are driven to become part of a growing, international brand, and you thrive on working in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment. You are logical, hard-working, flexible, detailed, and concise. You are a natural problem solver that loves communicating with all levels of employees and external partners.
A look at your day-to-day
Draft, negotiate, and review a wide variety of commercial contracts, including dealer/distributor agreements, supply agreements, logistics agreements (i.e., warehousing, 3PL, and carrier agreements), professional service agreements, consulting agreements, and software license and hosting agreements in support of all commercial functions of YETI.
Establish commercial procedures, processes, playbooks, and other related materials
Deciding litigation tactics and details and provisions of document drafts
Prepare for and participate in the resolution process of disputes (e.g., product liability, governmental investigation, commercial, employment, tax)
Manage and direct outside counsel through the litigation process
Provide advice and legal interpretation in areas of expertise
Identify legal risks in company activities and planning for minimization of those risks while balancing those risks against business opportunities
Execute responsibilities with a limited legal staff
Provide legal counseling and advice to the company in a wide variety of matters related to the day-to-day operations
Identify and analyze legal issues, draft key documents, present clear recommendations, and assure legal compliance
In-house assistance in understanding and managing all aspects of the business
In-house supervision of outside counsel for general litigation (other than employment related matters)
Assist in developing and conducting preventative law programs for company employees
Evaluate and provide advice on the legal risk associated with business opportunities
Ensure proper record keeping of important company documents
Now for a little bit about you….
Juris Doctorate required from an accredited law school required
Minimum of 3 years of legal experience
International experience preferred
Litigation experience preferred
Proven experience working in a fast growing, ambiguous environment
Strong leadership skills
Willingness to become familiar with new areas of law, to practice as a generalist, and to learn key aspects of the company’s business
Possess substantive legal knowledge in a wide variety of relevant areas of law applicable to the company’s business, including marketing, advertising, commercial, and corporate transactional matters
Proven experience negotiating and drafting contracts
Exposure to issues in the following areas of law: intellectual property, real estate, litigation
Ability to build relationships with all levels of clients
Ability to handle and resolve conflicts in a professional, tactful manner
Ability to function independently as well as within a team environment
Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality
A LITTLE ABOUT YETI
We set out to build a cooler without compromise -- one that would stand up to all the abuse we could throw at it. Turns out we weren’t alone in our frustration with cheap gear. Ten years and a few more compromise-free products later, and we’re one of the fastest growing brands in the outdoor industry. We are in a rare sweet spot where we get to build and shape this young brand... and organization every day, but now have the resources to do really big things.
We are probably bigger (in sales, staff, resources) than you think we are, but still small enough for you to meaningfully help build and shape this growing brand. We’re headquartered in Austin, Texas, which is one of America’s fastest growing cities for a reason: it’s a pretty great place to live.