Corporate Paralegal

Recruiter
Tapestry
Location
New York, New York, USA
Posted
27 Jan 2022
Closes
24 Mar 2022
Ref
96508
Function
Legal
Level
Manager
Corporate Paralegal

This role is an opportunity to join the Tapestry legal team and provide support to a broad variety of activities across the entire organization. This role will involve work across international governance, securities, support of the board of directors and more. But it will also involve less exciting work, like invoicing and providing whatever help is needed across the team.

If you are eager to learn and have a desire to join a well-functioning team, working with independence and flexibility, without ego, then this could be an awesome role for you.

Work will be (in-part) across these areas:

- CORPORATE SECRETARIAL
- Assist with Board and Committee meetings, including scheduling quarterly and special meetings, meeting preparation, set up and provide up-to-date materials, when necessary.
- Assist with board mailings, including collecting all materials from various departments, the preparation of electronic and printed Board books.
- Assist in preparing the annual stockholder meeting materials, including the script, proxy cards, ballots, signs and logistics; coordinate with inspector of elections and transfer agent.

- SUBSIDIARY GOVERNANCE
- Assist with managing corporate governance of 80+ global subsidiaries, draft or cause to be drafted written consents, resignations, minutes and resolutions; maintain subsidiary minute books (print and electronic).
- Facilitate the execution of signature requests from colleagues and business partners globally.
- Maintain a subsidiary database which contains current information regarding subsidiaries, including officer and director information, ownership data, charter and other minute book documents, etc.
- Respond to information requests from team members and business partners (e.g. organizational charts,director ownership, secretary and incumbency certificates,authorization letters,resolutions, etc., as needed).
- Manage Annual Reports filings.

- COMPLIANCE
- Assist with Compliance various aspects of the Company's Compliance Program.

- GENERAL ADMINSTRATIVE
- Processing job related invoices and other projects, as needed.

The accomplished individual will possess . . .
- At least 3years or more of in-house (ideally)or law firm experience focused on corporate governance.
- Experience preparing board minutes, resolutions, agendas, shareholders meeting materials.
- Experience with an Electronic Board portal (e.g., Diligent Boards)
- A proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, e-Docs, Teams.
- Experience with a subsidiary management database (e.g. hCue)
- Knowledge of or involvement with Global Hotline Reporting
- An ability to work independently
- A Notary Public is a plus

Our Competencies for All Employees

- Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale
and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-RE1 Visit Tapestry, Inc. at http://www.tapestry.com/

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