Academy Sports + Outdoors (“Academy” or the “Company”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Senior Corporate Counsel – Information Technology, to be located in Katy, Texas which is a suburb that is easily accessible from most locations in the Greater Houston area. Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates, please respond to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this search or directly to AcademyCorpCounsel@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact Academy directly; all resumes sent to the Company will be routed to MLA for handling and will delay consideration of your candidacy.
OVERVIEW: The Senior Corporate Counsel – Information Technology (“Senior Corporate Counsel”), a newly created position at Academy Sports + Outdoors, will report to the Vice President, Associate General Counsel of the Company with frequent interaction with the General Counsel, CIO as well as senior leadership. The Senior Corporate Counsel will be directly responsibility for supporting the Information Technology function of the Company as well as playing a key role in establishing and supporting the Company’s data privacy and security initiatives and programs. Additionally, he or she will provide legal and strategic business advice as it relates to corporate transactions as well as the compliance process to internal clients.
COMPANY: Academy is one of the nation’s largest sporting goods and outdoor retailers with a footprint that includes over 225 stores in 16 states throughout the South, Southeast and Midwest, supported by an overall team of over 23,000 employees. What started as a family operated tire shop in San Antonio in 1938 has morphed over the decades into a retail enterprise that offers a unique assortment of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment along with sports and leisure products, footwear and apparel. The variety and range of merchandise is what sets Academy apart from competitors as it provides the “one-stop shopping” for all family members. Just as important, Academy stocks its outlets with much more than the standard merchandise that typical sporting goods stores sell. As the “Outdoors” part of its name suggests, Academy meets the needs of almost any outdoor activist, offering, for example, not just bats and gloves but barbecue pits and cooking gear, not just rods and shotguns, but boats, motors, duck blinds and decoys.
EXPERIENCE: The candidate must have at least eight (8) years of focused information technology and data privacy legal experience with a major law firm and/or in-house legal department.
COMPENSATION: A competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.
LOCATION: Katy, Texas
RELOCATION BENEFITS: Yes. This is a national search.
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